1/10/22

I’d love you to join me in my newest (free!) course, which begins today.

I have something very special to tell you about.
Today, my newest (free!) art course launches, called Redrawing Black History, and I promise you’ll love it. It’s featuring the lovely Tamisha Anthony, an educator, former performer, Black history maven, a dear friend, and an illustrator with commissions for five picture books.
It all started when we met during the early days of the 2020 BLM movement, and enjoyed a series of inspiring Zoom conversations over many months.

 

 

At one point, after a particularly fabulous conversation, I said to her, “I wonder why the universe put us together”, and then it hit me. “We are meant to do a course together. You need a platform for your joyful, deep, beautiful insights on Black history.” She was thrilled. I was thrilled. (And I would get to work with her for many months on this meaningful course!)

 

At one point, after a particularly fabulous conversation, I said to her, “I wonder why the universe put us together”, and then it hit me. “We are meant to do a course together. You need a platform for your joyful, deep, beautiful insights on Black history.” She was thrilled. I was thrilled. (And I would get to work with her for many months on this meaningful course!)

 

 

Above: My co-teacher, Tamisha Anthony

 

We spent much of 2021 working on it, and I know that you’re going to love this fascinating and visually lush online course. It begins today and will run for four weeks, ahead of Black History Month in the USA.

 

It’ll give you a deeper understanding of the richness and beauty of Black American history. From loads of vintage images of clothing, hairstyles, and environments, this course will help you to broaden your visual toolkit, expand your awareness of the unbelievable creative accomplishments made by Black people in the face of abject adversity, plus it’ll increase your range of subject matter when drawing diverse characters and environments.

 

Above: Image by Tequitia Andrews
Here are the four key eras that are covered in Redrawing Black History:
  1. The Fight for Freedom: the 19th Century
  2. The Jazz Era: 1920’s and 1930’s
  3. The Dress and Protest Era: 1940’s and 1960’s
  4. Black is Beautiful: The 1960’s and 1970’s
Beth, my co-founder, felt that it was important that everyone to be able to take this extraordinary course, so we’ve made it free for all. Please go ahead and share this mind-opening, creative celebration of Black lives.
Not only will you love Tamisha and her weekly videos featuring lush Powerpoints of each era, you’ll expand your drawing repertoire with a four drawing assignments. One of my favorite parts: at the end of each weekly video, Tamisha shares a book, video and podcast that she thinks you’ll enjoy.
What’s more, there are weekly Lilla and Tamisha Unleashed videos (we loved filming these!), plus we will be doing a live Zoom review at the end of class of work submitted to the gallery.
We will help you to produce four stunning pieces of art that celebrate Black history. I know students are going to be enthralled with the visuals and be so inspired by Tamisha.
Check out the schedule of class.
Read why we wrote this course.
Hurry, sign up now. Class starts today and it’s FREE!
I hope to see you there.
xo
Lilla
1/4/22

See a few of my favorite inspiring quotes lettered by our artists, and the book you need right now.

 
Happy New Year!
This is the book we need right now! Get your copy here.
A Year of Weeks, by Erica Root
Above: A few interior pages from Erica Root’s book,
A Year of Weeks (Running Press)

 


 

INSPIRATION

 

Amazingly, we have over 4,400 images by our artists in our database keywords with #lettering and #inspiration. Agent Kim and I had the pleasure of selecting a few favorites for your enjoyment. Enjoy!

 

Illustrations from Plant Inspiration by Storey Publishing
Animation by Natasha Dewitz

 

This was a manifesting worksheet that I made for one of my Make Art That Sells courses that my artists Erica Root and Anke Rega brilliantly filled out.

 

Personal work
Ruth created this colorful pitch image for affirmation cards
Above: Both are available for licensing as of this writing.

 

Available for licensing as of this writing.

 

Available for licensing as of this writing.

 

Available for licensing as of this writing

 

Available for licensing as of this writing.

 

Hallmark Cards
Available for licensing
as of this writing

 

Available for license as of this writing.

 

From the Kindness Calendar by Amber Lotus

 

I hope you enjoyed the show! Check out our site to see more.
Want great art for your project? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be delighted to assist you with any of your art needs.
xo
Lilla
Agent, Artist, Author
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells
12/27/21

Why I love this week, and art all about food.

I love this week. It’s that overfed, contented, let’s-play-Banangrams time around here. Natasha and Jess are settled in the Studio messing around with clay, Andy is taking a break from strumming the guitar to throw yet another log on the fire, my brother Jim is teaching Jacob the subtle art of napkin folding, and it’s time once again to make some food for the gang.

 

In that spirit, I’ve collected some of my favorite images #food #winter #holiday #prettyart. Hope they inspire you, and we hope you’re having a safe and homey holiday week however you celebrate.

 

Contact us to assign or license art. We’re happy to help you find the perfect artist or gorgeous images for your project!

 

Available for licensing as of this writing.

 

Available for licensing as of this writing.

 

Available for licensing as of this writing.

 

Available for licensing as of this writing.

 

Available for licensing as of this writing.

 

Available for licensing as of this writing.

 

Available for license as of this writing.

 

I hope you enjoyed the show! Check out our site to see more.
Want great art for your project? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be delighted to assist you with any of your art needs.
xo
Lilla
Agent, Artist, Author
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells
12/20/21

It’s fun to pick a few of our favorite holiday images. See them!

Happy Holidays! Enjoy this selection of some of our favorite holiday images by our artists.

 

Contact us to assign or license art. We’re happy to help you find the perfect artist or gorgeous images for your project!

 

Animation by Anke Rega

Clockwise from top left:

Clockwise from top left:


Bottom Left: Marenthe; Bottom Right: Tara Lilly


 

I hope you enjoyed the show! Check out our site to see more.
Want great art for your project? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be delighted to assist you with any of your art needs.
xo
Lilla
Agent, Artist, Author
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells
12/13/21

See agent Kim’s selection of favorite holiday gifts by our artists.

Agent Kim Fleming here. Today I’ve gathered up a selection of my favorite holiday gifts and festive items by our artists, available for purchase. I want to set my table with Kay Wolfersperger’s Santa party paper set!

 

Contact us to assign or license art. We’re happy to help you find the perfect artist or gorgeous images for your project!

 

Party paper holiday collection for Sunny and Ted.
The collection features Santas with different skin tones,
holiday motifs and magical pops of gold.

 

& Clairice Gifford
An amazing collaboration
between LRS artists!
Zoë Ingram did the cover, with internal activities by Flora Waycott and
Clairice Gifford.
For Usborne Publishing.
Above: Zoë Ingram
Left: Flora Waycott.

 

Amazing collection by Kelly Anne Dalton for 180 Degrees.
Find them at your favorite local gift store.

 

Editions Michael Fischer

 

Page Street Publishing

 

Notebooks for Djeco

 

Snap up some classics!
Alma Publishing.
Buy them here and here.

 

I hope you enjoyed the show! Check out our site to see more.
Want great art for your project? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be delighted to assist you with any of your art needs.
xo
Lilla
Agent, Artist, Author
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells
12/8/21

I’m definitely buying this dress by Sarajo. See more one-of-a-kind gifts from our artists shops.

Every year, we love to provide our readers with a curated sample of our gorgeous artists’ products for sale on their very own shops. Dive in, buy art, support artists!

 

Stay tuned for our next newsletter where we’ll feature some don’t-miss books, toys, a party paper holiday collection, forest animals ornaments and more by our artists, available from online retailers.

 

Contact us to assign or license art. We’re happy to help you find the perfect artist or gorgeous images for your project!

This gift card features a sweet watercolor
and mixed media robin sporting a scarf.

 

Cute, quirky, and colorful prints and originals
by the inimitable Katie Vernon.

 

Camille Dress Petal:
Specks and Keeping in collaboration with Sarajo Frieden

 

Left: Lovely cotton scarf available in four designs.
Above: Washi tape in twelve designs–a must for pretty gift wrapping or paper crafting projects. (We’re buying some of these!)

 

Inspiring art prints to brighten up your days. Printed high quality on Hahnemühle watercolor paper.
Silence, affirmations, visualisations, and more reminders to keep you happy during the holidays and into 2022.

 

“Blue Macaw” and “Plumeria” are two of the prints available from Jessica Allen at Artfully Walls.

 

This exciting abstract digital painting is from a collection
that Zoë has been working on this year.

 

I hope you enjoyed the show! Check out our site to see more.
Want great art for your project? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be delighted to assist you with any of your art needs.
xo
Lilla
Agent, Artist, Author
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells
12/6/21

Snap up our artists’ beautiful gift items on Etsy! Part 1

Every year, we love to provide our readers with a curated sample of our gorgeous artists’ products for sale on their very own Etsy shops. Dive in, buy art, support artists!

 

Check out Flora Waycott’s stunningly beautiful wall calendar, Kay Wolfersperger’s kitchen dishtowels, and Kendra Binney’s dreamy fairytale wall plaque. Be sure to order now to ensure that the artists can ship them out to you so you receive them for the holidays.

 

Stay tuned for more Etsy goodness in Part 2 coming in a few days!

 

Contact us to assign or license art. We’re happy to help you find the perfect artist or gorgeous images for your project!
This enchanted illustrated calendar features delicate florals, plants and charming creatures, intertwined within celestial settings. Find yourself in a world between asleep and awake, where magic and wonder is found.

 

Small reusable, drawstring gift bag with fun message. Great for Christmas gifts under the tree.
Colorful and detailed artwork featuring hand painted Moroccan bowls and highly patterned scarves and Arabic coffee cups.

 

These 100% cotton kitchen towels measure 17″ x 30″, feature a corner loop for hanging and an original illustration by Kay Wolfersperger.

 

Wooden painted white birds with ribbon and button

 

Plant a little forest on your desk!
This calendar is a seven panels concertina. There are six months on each side and both sides are illustrated.
It is printed on a thick paper, so it can stand on the table as a decoration perfectly.

 

Fairy tale wall plaque. Limited edition 4”x 4” art print mounted on wood with resin and a border of gold leaf. Arrives ready to hang.

 

I hope you enjoyed the show! Check out our site to see more.
Want great art for your project? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be delighted to assist you with any of your art needs.
xo
Lilla
Agent, Artist, Author
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells
11/29/21

My giant course sale ends tomorrow! Make 2022 your year!

Our biggest sale of the year ends tomorrow over at my teaching site, Make Art That Sells!

 

Let me help you make 2022 your best year ever. I’ve taught thousands of students over the course of forty years, and I have a lot to share. MATS is a place where you can focus on your art in the company of like-minded people, stay inspired, and enjoy the guidance and structure you crave to be the very best artist you can be. Many of my students have gone on to be represented by me and by other agents.

 

Don’t miss the huge Cyber Sale which ends tomorrow!

 

Download your FREE copy of our gorgeous Cyber Sale guide and start plotting and planning your year ahead. It’s got student galleries, course information, and some arty worksheets, and back by popular demand, the Armadillo worksheet for you to dream up your goals for 2022.
Above, from left: Me, Zoë Tucker (Illustrating Children’s Books & Character Play), Margo Tantau (Creating Collections for Home Décor & Home Decor Plus), Beth Kempton (MBA), Riley Wilkinson (My Toy Pitch & Character Play), Tamisha Anthony (Redrawing Black History).

 

Join me and my brilliant
including
6 course giveaways,
top tips, and more.

 

A variety of Studio products

 


 

Some recent work by our artists
Editions Auzou

 

Sublime Stitching

 

Scholastic
Editions Auzou

 

 

Compendium

 

Hachette Australia

 

I hope you enjoyed the show! Check out our site to see more.
Want great art for your project? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be delighted to assist you with any of your art needs.
xo
Lilla
Agent, Artist, Author
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells
11/22/21

My giant course sale starts today! See gorgeous work by my artists that they created in my courses.

I’ve been teaching courses–along with a few of my colleagues– at my other site, Make Art That Sells, for over eight years. I find it incredibly meaningful to help creatives thrive in our industry. In fact, I’ve discovered a number of my artists in those courses.

 

Once a year, we offer a giant sale of my courses for 2022, and it all starts TOMORROW!

 

Are you ready to super charge your art career in 2022? Would you like to focus on your art in the company of like-minded people? To be inspired and learn new things? To learn from experts in the industry? Then check out our huge Cyber Sale which starts tomorrow!
Download your FREE copy of our gorgeous Cyber Sale guide and start plotting and planning your year ahead. It’s got student galleries, course information, and some arty worksheets, too.

 

12 noon ET/5 pm GMT!
I’ll do a pop-in “career tarot” for a volunteer — I’ll talk to them about their art career dreams and goals, and do a career tarot reading to suggest their next steps. And then I’ll give them a FREE Make Art That Sells course that I think would be perfect for them, based on what we’ve talked about!
Zoom with me TODAY
November 22nd, 12PM ET

 

 

Above: The live courses I’ll be teaching next year along with a few of my favorite colleagues. Read more here.

 

Above: Check out the variety of products beautifully illustrated by our artists–from ceramicware, to embroidery transfers, to toothbrushes. How do you get these gigs? Learn more about the courses here.
Enjoy work by LRS artists created in my Make Art That Sells courses, below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Assignment Bootcamp course

 

This piece was picked up for a greeting card!

 

 

 

The My Toy Pitch course

 

 

 

 

The Editorial Live Course

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the show! Check out our site to see more.
Want great art for your project? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be delighted to assist you with any of your art needs.
xo
Lilla
Agent, Artist, Author
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells
11/17/21

Have you ever seen packaging this gorgeous? Plus Helen Dardik’s latest prints.

We’re thrilled to be sharing this fabulous FREE guide that’s absolutely stuffed with valuable information and gorgeous art.

 

With insider insights on how to get an agent, to what a buyer looks for in a home décor collection and how to get editorial illustration work, these tips are based on years of experience – and we’re giving it to you for FREE!

 

Just head over to Make Art That Sells to grab your copy now!

 


Kim Fleming here! As an agent at LRS, I get to assign loads of jobs to our brilliant artists, and I never tire of seeing the stunning work they create. Today, I’ve selected a few recent favorites to show you–from assignments, but also from personal work that the artists do just for themselves. Scroll down to see stylish chocolate packaging, intricate prints, an imaginative book cover, and more!

 

Contact us to assign or license art. We’re happy to help you find the perfect artist or gorgeous images for your project!

From Rebecca Jones’ fabric collection, Oceans Away, for Clothworks
Animation by Natasha Dewitz

 

Available for licensing as of this writing

 

Available for licensing as of this writing.

 

Penguin Random House

 

A selection of cards by Flora Waycott
Photograph by Flora Waycott

 

Packaging for Fika cookies
Available in stores only

 

Character development by Julia Christians

 

I hope you enjoyed the show! Check out our site to see more.
Want great art for your project? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be delighted to assist you with any of your art needs.
xo
Lilla
Agent, Artist, Author
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells