11/30/20

Spotlight on Anke Rega

Hope you’re staying sane, safe, and creative!
Here’s a great way to make your 2021 be the most creative yet: Today is the very last day of my course Cybersale, offering the best prices on my courses for the year. Jump in here.

 

 

Join me today as I chat with my Illustrating Children’s Books co-teacher, art director and children’s book author Zoë Tucker, in a Zoom today at 10:30AM ET. We’ll answer any questions you have about this booming industry and our popular course.
Lilla and Zoë Tucker
Live Zoom
TODAY at 10.30AM ET

 

Above, from left: Me, and Zoë Tucker, respected children’s book art director, author, and my co-teacher of one of our most popular courses, Illustrating Children’s Books.

 

Above: Our artist, Anke Rega’s illustration for

 

Spotlight on Anke Rega

Animation by Natasha Dewitz

 

“I have a big love for illustrating products from stationery to pattern to home decor. I use watercolor, and sometimes gouache and colored pencils.
I‘m a color lover and I really like to do light and playful illustrations. I like seeing all the little big things in life. They make me smile and open my heart. And that‘s exactly the feeling i want to give back to you with my art.”
—Anke Rega
Berlin, Germany

 

Latest Work

 

Soon after signing with LRS, Anke landed a fantastic ongoing editorial job with Better Homes & Gardens for their
“Miss Fix It” column.
Anke writes:
“It’s the perfect job for me. I did set design years ago and I love tools.
Also my mum has always done all the handy things at home and I thought this was really cool as a role model.”

 

Greeting card available at your favorite specialty grocery store
Greeting card for Calypso Cards

 

Books

 

Anke illustrated The Extraordinary Life of Anne Frank (Puffin)
Full color cover and 80 mono interior illustrations.

 

Self-help Book for Women

 

More amazing illustrations by Anke
available for licensing

 

 

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

 

11/24/20

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

 
I’ve been teaching courses over at my other site, Make Art That Sells, since 2013 and loving every minute of it. In fact, I’ve discovered many of my artists in those courses. Once a year, we have our giant sale of my courses, and it starts TODAY!

 

Are you ready to super charge your art career in 2021? Would you like to focus on your art in the company of like-minded people? To be inspired and learn new things? Then check out our huge Cyber Sale which starts today!
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.

 

Meet the teachers!
Above, from left: Me, Beth Kempton (MBA), Zoë Tucker (Illustrating Children’s Books), Margo Tantau (Creating Collections for Home Décor), Riley Wilkinson (My Toy Pitch). Note: Zoë and I will chat on Zoom on Monday Nov 30th. Watch your inbox for details.

 

Join me and my brilliant Make Art That Sells co-teachers for a
FREE live Zoom TODAY at
12 noon ET/5 pm GMT! We’ll have a lively chat about each course and answer any questions you have.
Zoom with us TODAY
at 12 PM ET

 


 

Work by our artists

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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
11/23/20

From a pretty mask to a cool change purse by Sarah Walsh for Blue Q, some products for sale by our artists.

We love when we get in samples by our artists, and we thought we’d share a few of the recent products our artists have been commissioned to create art for.
Contact us to assign or license art. We’re happy to help you find the perfect artist or gorgeous images for your project!

 

Beautiful wrapping and gift bags for Impression Originale.
Buy them here and here.

 

Up With Paper pop-up card

 

Change purse for Blue Q.

 

Both Helen and Carolyn collaborated with Z Wraps to create these wonderful reusable beeswax wraps. (No more single use plastic wrap!)
Both agents Susan and Kim use these and love them.
Buy them here.

 

Also from Zwraps, lovely retro cloth masks with our artist Jenn Ski.
Buy it here.

 

Available for license as of this writing.

 

Babulinka Books

 

French Flow magazine

 

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
11/11/20

A conversation with our new Toy and Game Agent, Riley Wilkinson

Catch the replay of my conversation with our new Toy & Game Agent Riley Wilkinson.
We chat about his experience in the Toy industry, and riff new game ideas on the spot. Too fun to miss!
Replay link
Passcode: gv7ah^J%
11/11/20

Join me TODAY in conversation with our new Toy and Game Agent, Riley Wilkinson!

Above: Art by Sarah Papworth
 
Join Me TODAY!
in a live zoom conversation
with our new
Toy & Game Agent Riley Wilkinson
TODAY, November 11th at 12.30PM ET

 

I’ll ask Riley about …
  • His 25 years of experience as a toy, game, and children’s content Inventor and Creative Director, for clients such as Mattel Creations, American Girl, AARP, Educational Insights, MGA, Scholastic, and more
  • His award-winning products and his animated series currently out in the wild
  • How he can bring sparkle and rainbows to your next project
You won’t want to miss it!
Left: Riley and I have our cool shoes and thinking caps on, while discussing our next innovative toy idea
11/9/20

GIANT NEWS! Meet our new Toy and Game Agent!

Above: Art by Erica Root
GIANT NEWS!
 
Rarely does an art agency have the opportunity to dramatically broaden its scope, expand its reach to exciting new markets, provide fresh opportunities for their artists, and add value to their clients. But now we do.
Today we are thrilled to announce the grand opening of the LRS Let’s Invent department: our creative toy and game think tank for products and characters headed up by the wonderful Riley Wilkinson.

 

Our newest agent, Riley Wilkinson
Riley has been a good friend, trusted colleague and judge for our Global Talent Search. Many of you know him from my Make Art That Sells courses. So you can imagine how happy I was when he agreed to join our team.
I asked Riley, “Would you like todive in, work with our artists and come up with innovative and gorgeous games and toys to pitch to our clients?” He said “Oh my goodness, I can’t wait!”
And I yelled, “Yippie!”
I know you’re going to love Riley Wilkinson, our new Toy and Game Agent and Inventor. He brings decades of highly-successful award-winning know-how as a toy, game, and Children’s Content Inventor and Creative Director. BONUS: He’s funny and nice!
Scroll down to see some of the many games and toys he’s developed.

 

Riley’s approach to toy, game, and content development adds a giant leap to the Studio. He and our talented artists are creating unique, beautiful concepts and pitches as you read this.

Are you on the hunt for one-of-a-kind concepts and products? He’s got secret, gorgeous pitches ready for you. Is your team already working on something grand? He can help you develop it. Let’s go! Contact us !

Want to learn more? Check out the new Let’s Invent tab on our website to learn more about Riley and how he can help you. Riley and I will also be doing a Webinar this Wednesday, November 11th at 12.30PM ET.

Come bask in Riley’s sparkle and ask any questions you might have!

 

Join Me in a live zoom conversation with our new
Toy & Game Agent Riley Wilkinson
Wednesday, November 11th at 12.30PM ET
Password: RileyRocks

 

Above: Art by Katie Vernon

Riley’s background is as a Creative Director in toys, games, and content children’s content for Mattel Creations, American Girl, AARP, Educational Insights, MGA and more.

At the wee age of 21, he began his career designing and art directing children’s educational books, magazines, puzzles, and classroom décor.

For the next 20+ years, he worked with talented creatives on developing children’s electronics, board games, science toys, classroom activities, talking pens, novels, and sporting goods.

See some of his innovative products below!

 

A few of Riley’s inventions

Riley’s best animal friend is a squirrel!

Riley created The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game for preschoolers in 2011. Since its launch, “Sneaky” has sold 2 million units and earned over 6,000 5-star reviews on Amazon.

The award-winning and Toy of The Year-nominated game is sold in the U.S. and abroad. The game inspired a board book and card game, along with sister games featuring other kid-friendly animals.

Check it out here!

Left: The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game (Educational Insights)
Below: WellieWishers animated series
(Mattel Creations and American Girl)

 

Riley was a Creative Executive on the Mattel Creations animated series, The WellieWishers now showing on Amazon Prime. He art-directed the visuals on animatics, settings, characters, and props for two seasons of the show, which spun off into a number of children’s products and an app.
Grandma’s Trunk (Educational Insights)
Educational Insights
Maker Faire
AARP

 

Some of the clients Riley has invented for:
Read more 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
11/6/20

GIANT NEWS ALERT! Revealed Monday! Plus new banners by our artists.

Watch your inbox on Monday for some super-duper exciting news!
Are we doing the salt and ice challenge? (spoiler: no)
Watch your inbox on Monday to find out our giant news!

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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
11/3/20

From New Zealand to San Francisco! See our artists’ VOTE banners. Vote!

Every vote counts. Make your voice heard! Voting is how we keep a democracy of the people, by the people, for the people.

 

I asked our brilliant, international artists to make some VOTE banners, and I thought you’d enjoy seeing them. Artists all over the world recognize the importance of this election.

Artist Janie Secker captions her art with this: Honor the people that fought for our rights.

Christchurch, New Zealand

 

Washington State, USA

 

Rhode Island, USA

 

Jakarta, Indonesia

 

Taipei, Taiwan

 

San Francisco, California, USA

 

Helena, Montana, USA

 

Evesham, England

 

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
10/28/20

ANNOUNCING OUR NEWEST ARTIST!

We are beyond excited to announce we are now representing Albert Arrayás. Unlike how we usually take on artists–I typically find artists in my Make Art That Sells courses–Albert approached us directly.

We instantly fell in love with his dreamy, imaginative, other-worldly, and confident style. We can envision him illustrating very beautiful picture books and creating stunning work for editorial articles.

He’s a true original. If you’re interested, be sure to contact us as we know he will get booked up.

Allow me to show you a few of his stunning pieces. I’ve selected a few of my favorites, but there are loads more, which you can see here.

 

Our newest artist Albert Arrayás

 

Albert has illustrated over 25 children’s books and has authored/illustrated three children’s book, primarily in Spain. We’re excited to bring him to the US and UK markets where we know he’ll shine.
“I’m from Barcelona, Spain.
I use watercolors, pencil and colored pencil, and sometimes digital media like Procreate and Photoshop.
While I work, I live in a little house with my dogs and my wife. I am the happiest man in the world.”

 

Lilla: What recent book do you recommend for a good read?
Albert: I just read Tatiana’s book Țîbuleac, “The Summer My Mother Had Green Eyes” which is very sincere and very raw but I liked it. The tone of the book is similar to the Fleabag series.

 

Some of our Favorite pieces by Albert
Personal piece

 

From My First Mahatma Gandhi (Little People, Big Dreams)

 

From A Thousand Hugs and a Sweet Nudge (Lumen)

 

From The Pirate of the Stars (Babulinka Books)

 

From The Mystery of Chickentown (Babulinka Books)

 

From children’s magazine Cavall Fort

 

From A Thousand Hugs and a Sweet Nudge (Lumen)

 

Books

 

From My First Mahatma Gandhi
(Little People, Big Dreams)
From In The Dark Lives A Secret (Gaivota Editorial)
Cover of Geniuses of Science: Newton(Vegueta Editorial)
From the book Kisses in your Pockets(Alfaguara)

 

From book Kisses in your Pockets (Alfaguara)

 

From book Kisses in your Pockets (Alfaguara)
…and one more we can’t resist…
Personal piece available for licensing

 

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
10/23/20

Big news alert!

New artist alert!

 

We’re taking on a new artist which we’ll announce this coming Monday, so stay tuned!
<—Here is a tiny little sneak peek of his work.
We fell in love with it at first sight.

 

Some wise words to send you off into your weekend…

 

Available for license as of this writing.

 

Available for license as of this writing.

 

Available for license as of this writing.

 

Journal for Compendium
From Truth and Daring (Chronicle)

 

The Art of Kindness Calendar (Amber Lotus Publishing)
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