1/14/19

Anke Rega animation, new art and my MBA course starts today!

Lots of goodness for you–an animation and brand-new art.
News: Join me for our MBA (Money BadAss) course which begins today.

 

Anke Rega
Animation by Natasha Dewitz

 

Anke Rega

 

Katie Vernon

It’s almost time for our 3rd ANNUAL Lilla’s Art MENAGERIE!

 

On February 5th, we will reveal over 200 pieces of new work that our artists have created in response to five assignments and color palettes that I’ve given them, from florals to editorial.
The gorgeous work is now streaming in to the Studio and will be available to art directors in a password-protected gallery. In a way, it’s sort of like a trade show of our own where art directors can see lots of brand new work but in the comfort of their workspace.

 

 

MBA class starts today! Sign up here.

Our 3-week online intensive starts today!
Beth Kempton and I created this course for all the creative people that asked us how to make their creative lives financially successful.

 

My awesome co-teacher Beth Kempton. Read more about her here.

 

Beth’s first book on the left, and mine on the right.
Me: former illustrator, art agent, author, and e-course founder.
Beth: Author, e-course founder, business whiz, and much more.

 

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Trina Dalziel
Illustrations for Better Homes & Gardens

 

Sarah Papworth for the Washington Post

 

Rebecca Jones for Campbell Books

 

 

Children’s book illustrations from class

 

Julia Christians

 

Kendra Binney

 

Helen Dardik for Éditions Auzou

 

I hope you enjoyed the show! 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. Get to know us here!
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xo
Lilla
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells courses
P. S. Read what our clients have to say about working with our agency here!
1/10/19

Why I love being an agent

One of the many things I love about being an agent: getting birthday cards by our brilliant artists. I couldn’t keep this beauty to myself, so I’m sharing with you!

 

Jon Cannell

 

Daniel Roode

 

Carolyn Gavin

Kate Mason

 

Åsa Gilland

 

Zoe Ingram

 

I hope you enjoyed the show! 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. Get to know us here!
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xo
Lilla
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells courses
P. S. Read what our clients have to say about working with our agency here!
1/5/19

Animated Beyonce and a big announcement

We’re delighted to show you this lovely animated image of Beyonce by
Sarah Papworth.

Animation by Natasha Dewitz

 

3rd Annual Menagerie

 

It’s almost time for our 3rd ANNUAL Lilla’s Art MENAGERIE! On February 5th, we will reveal over 200 pieces of new work that our artists have created in response to five assignments and color palettes that I’ve given them, from florals to editorial.
The gorgeous work is now streaming in to the Studio and will be available to art directors in a password-protected gallery. In a way, it’s like a trade show of our own where art directors can see lots of brand new work but in the comfort of their workspace.
Read about last year’s Menagerie here!

 

Rebecca Jones

 

Flora Waycott

 

Helen Dardik

 

Daniel Roode

 

I hope you enjoyed the show! 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. Get to know us here!
Follow us on Instagram for more fun.
xo
Lilla
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells courses
P. S. Read what our clients have to say about working with our agency here!
12/28/18

Looking for some creative activities? Treasure hunt your artistic style, bird puzzle, beetle fabric, and more.

Ooooh! Wanna have some fun this weekend? We thought you’d enjoy some of the playful products our artists have done–from puzzles to drawing books to tambourines! Plus: my Style course.
Whip out the sewing machine! First up, fabric by Helen Dardik.

Helen Dardik for Clothworks

Plenty of Puzzles

Rebecca Jones

 

Anne Bentley for Galison

Carolyn Gavin for Chronicle Books

 

I teach a course on Creativebug called Treasure Hunt your Artistic Style. It’s a playful/analytical way you’ll get to know your own style sensibility. Try it here.

I’ll have you pick colors.

These are a few of the things I’ve done over the years. I guess I love yellow.

This charming kit is like paper dolls but magnetic. By Mara Penny for Mudpuppy.

Curl up with Hsinping Pan’s second book in this best-selling series.

Go ahead! Make some percussion!

Daniel Roode for Éditions AUZOU

Feel like drawing and painting? Sarah Walsh’s book for Chronicle invites you to draw all kinds of connecting bridges across her varied and surprising scenes.

Let’s play! This charming kit is illustrated by Flora Waycott

Do you love stickers, journaling and drawing? Take time to play in Katie Vernon’s delightful planner for Chronicle Books.

 

These fill-in-the-blank cards will make it really fun to write those thank-you notes. By Sarah Walsh for Compendium.

I hope you enjoyed the show! 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. Get to know us here!
Follow us on Instagram for more fun.
xo
Lilla
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells courses

 

 

12/19/18

Our Curated Gift Guide of some favorite products illustrated by our artists

We’re delighted to present to you our Holiday Gift Guide! Here are some of our favorite products illustrated by our artists. Enjoy!
We love everything about this Wilderness Map bedding by Katie Vernon for Anthropologie.

Anne Bentley’s Inspired Writer’s Notebooks

Adorable floral hedgehog backpack by Rebecca Jones

Lots and lots of big words with charming art in this fully-illustrated picture book by Hsinping Pan. A best-seller.

I love a good book on making magic, and who better to illustrate than Mara Penny?

 

From the hand of Sarah Walsh

Showcasing different head coverings from around the world, Hats of Faith embraces the message that ‘being understood helps us spread love and peace’. Published by Chronicle Books.

For every cook and non-cook, cheeky oven mitt for BlueQ

‘Herstory’, illustrated by Sarah Walsh

Carolyn Gavin’s Cat Collective Kids’ Quilt for Anthropologie

Tara Lilly’s Sun-Soaked Florals Kids’ Sham for Anthropologie

This lovely embossed cover was designed by Clairice Gifford for Flow/Workman. This is a remarkable book full of pull-outs, bound-in mini-journals, stickers, blank papers for collaging, and so much more. It’s a cross between a kit and a book!

Thanks to you, our wonderful clients and artists, we are making our Studio holiday donation to Oxfam in support of all their important work around the world, especially in Yemen.
I hope you enjoyed the show! 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. Get to know us here!
Follow us on Instagram for more fun.
xo
Lilla
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells courses
12/12/18

Introducing one of our newest artists, a winner of our Global Talent Search.

Get ready to see the work of an extraordinary artist. You’re going to see a fresh talent who has an almost otherworldly ability to create mood and storytelling through light and shadow. Meet one of our newest artists, Jennifer Potter, and see why she’s already heavily booked.

I never shy away from a challenge. Especially if
it involves ice cream.
–Jennifer Potter
See more of Jennifer’s work here.

Here’s Jennifer Potter’s illustrations for my Illustrating Children’s Book course. She illustrated a text written by my co-teacher Zoë Tucker about 17-year-old Annie Moore, the first immigrant through Ellis Island.

From Jennifer Potter’s Folklore Week Series

Jennifer writes: This piece (below) is inspired by the Japanese folktale, The Fire Quest. A poet sits, reading by his lit candle, and is saddened by the little moths and other insects who fly too close to the flame and burn their wings. He tries to stop them by telling them of the Firefly Queen, most beautiful and wicked of insects, who sends her many suitors on a fool’s errand to bring back fire. All while they are searching and burning, and dying, and being swept away without a thought, she remains cozy in her lotus flower with her lover, the Lord of the Fireflies, who doesn’t need to get fire, for he already carries it with him. I decided to try designing this piece like a book cover.

 

This appealing image shows off Jennifer’s graphic novel style.

Jennifer Potter’s love of video games is evident in the dramatic views of her environments which beckon you to explore further.


It’s lovely when a digital artist can also immerse themselves in traditional media, as Jennifer has done here.

I hope you enjoyed the show! 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. Get to know us here!
Follow us on Instagram for more fun.
xo
Lilla
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells courses
P. S. Read what our clients have to say about working with our agency here!
12/4/18

Check out one of our NEWEST artists, Julia Christians!

We are delighted to show you the work of one of our newest artists, Global Talent Search winner Julia Christians. I first discovered her in my Illustrating Children’s Books course. Her wit, the animated quality of her characters, and gorgeous color palettes make for a winning combination. Enjoy!

Memorizing song lyrics is my useless superpower.
–Julia Christians
See more of Julia’s work here.

Julia was given a line of text (below) to illustrate for our Global Talent Search. Look how she takes a simple sentence and creates a believable, soft, and appealing world laced with a variety of characters. I knew when I saw this she would be a star children’s book illustrator.

I gave the 50 Global Talent Search Semi-Finalists a handful of wacky vintage items and asked them to create a graphic novel page.
It’s astonishing how Julia Christians made not just a graphic novel page, but a whole story with quirky characters, a fully-realized scene, and even a plot line! When we saw this piece, we knew we were looking at something special. We could envision getting her lots of graphic novels, book covers, and picture books.
Read more about Julia including what movie she has seen several times here.

See more of Julia’s studio here.

I hope you enjoyed the show! 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. Get to know us here!
Follow us on Instagram for more fun.
xo
Lilla
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells courses
11/28/18

Check out one of our newest artists, Anke Rega!

I fell in love with Anke’s work while she was a student in my Make Art That Sells courses, but it was her work for our Global Talent Search 2018 that blew my mind. Her “Big Love at First Ferry Sight” (below) had everything I want to see: well-drawn cool characters, a distinctive color palette, wit, and quirkiness.
Anke is one of our newest artists, hailing from Berlin. She’s perfect for magazine illustration, picture books, graphic novels, portrait work, maps, home decor projects and things I haven’t even thought of.
“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 the world with my art.” –Anke Rega
See more of Anke’s work here.
See more of Anke’s studio here.
I hope you enjoyed the show! Want great art for you project? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be delighted to assist you with any of your art needs. Get to know us here!
Follow us on Instagram for more fun.
xo
Lilla
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells courses
11/14/18

Check out one of our newest artists, Åsa Gilland!

Åsa Gilland hails from Sweden but has lived in Indonesia for many years. I was delighted when she entered our Global Talent Search, and was one of the winners! I had had my eye on her for some time in my Make Art That Sells courses, and now I can proudly say that she is one of our newest represented artists.
With her delightful wit, fresh style, and ability to create wacky characters, I believe that she will be a big name in the children’s picture book market. Enjoy the show! See more of her work here. She’s booking quickly, as you might expect.

 

Asa writes: I’m rather obsessed about old photographs of people. This was inspired by a photo of a Lombok nobleman and his son from 1920, possibly of Balinese origin considering they were photographed with a dog. I love that the boy is wearing European-style suspenders under his embroidered short pants.

 

Asa writes: My dad was a mapmaker who’d spend summers outdoors detailing aerial photos. I’d pass time in the car, drawing creatures and folks entangled  in perplexing drama. I’m still pretty good at drawing in a moving car.

I hope you enjoyed the show! Want great art for you project? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be delighted to assist you with any of your art needs. Get to know us here!
Follow us on Instagram for more fun.
xo
Lilla
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells courses
P. S. Read what our clients have to say about working with our agency here!

 

11/6/18

Our artists’ VOTE art! See the artists and their brilliant banners.


To encourage everyone to get out and vote today, I asked my artists to create VOTE banners. Feel free to share these images (with artist credit).

 

Asa Gilland

 

 

Sarajo Frieden

Anne Bentley

Julia ChristiansSarah Papworth

John Coulter


Jennifer Potter

Kendra Binney

Mara Penny


Katie Vernon

Terri Fry Kasuba

Jenn Ski

Marco Marella

I hope you enjoyed the show! Want great art for you project? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be delighted to assist you with any of your art needs. Get to know us here!
Follow us on Instagram for more fun.
xo
Lilla
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells courses