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
11/9/21

See my newest favorite children’s book. It literally took my breath away.

Hot off the press! Today, we’re spotlighting Åsa Gilland’s beautifully illustrated book, We Are All Different–A Celebration of Diversity, written by Tracey Turner, published by Macmillan. This is one of the most moving books that I’ve seen in a very long time, as it celebrates such important themes like diversity, gender, learning styles, kindness and so much more in a joyful way.

 

AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW!
Buy it here.

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

 

There’s a reason why Åsa is constantly busy with work: her joyful characters and highly-detailed scenes bring any text to life. Enjoy.
AVAILABLE FOR
PRE-ORDER NOW!

 

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
11/1/21

GIANT NEWS! We’ve taken on THREE NEW ARTISTS!

Yup, you read that right. We’ve taken on three new artists!

It’s like an artist shopping spree around here. When I teach over at Make Art That Sells, I have the enviable job of watching students grow into incredible artists, and there are always many I swoon over.

However, we just couldn’t resist these three stellar artists, who consistently wowed me with their class assignments. All three took my Illustrating Children’s Book course at least once–you’ll see below how brilliant their kid book work is.

I bet you’re not even reading this and just scrolling down to see who we’ve picked, and I don’t blame you for a minute! 🤣

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 Natasha Dewitz

 

Bristol, UK.
Favorite color combo?
Red and pink
Favorite cartoon character?
Ponyo or Totoro
How do you take your coffee?
Americano with oat milk
We’re delighted to welcome Jenny Miriam to our group!
When I kept seeing Jenny’s charming, and distinctive work in my courses I knew I wanted to represent her. Every piece she does floors us, from her picture book work to her toy pitches. We’re incredibly excited to represent Jenny and look forward to the range of work that she’s sure to get.
See her portfolio here.

Animation by Natasha Dewitz

 

Hilversum, The Netherlands
“I grew up happily climbing the highest tree in the street with my cat, walking on roofs, riding my pony bareback alone through the forest.”
Please give a big round of applause to Charlotte Bruijn!
We fell in love with Charlotte’s strong characters, bright palette and rich storytelling imagery, and look forward to keeping her busy with picture books and more! We’re very happy to represent her.
See her portfolio here.

 

 

Utrecht, the Netherlands
“When I draw I am in my happy place. So I am very lucky I can draw for a living.”
Let me introduce you to Maruga Koops.
There’s something about Maruga’s saturated paint and lovely imagery that is so appealing. The work she created for the balloon story for Make Art That Sells Illustrating Children’s Books class(above) completely wow’d us—that appealing child living in dreamy scenes. We’re delighted to represent her.
See her portfolio 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
10/27/21

See Helen Dardik’s Halloween packaging for Fika.

 
Happy Halloween! Enjoy the show.
And stay tuned on Monday when we have some very big news you won’t want to miss!
Contact us to assign or license art. We’re happy to help you find the perfect artist or gorgeous images for your project!

 

Packaging for Fika. (Available only in stores)

 

Awesome pop up card for Up With Paper.

 

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.

 

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
10/21/21

Let me share why I think these seven toy pitches are going to fly.

Riley here. I’m delighted to share with you seven extraordinary toy concepts that I’ve had the pleasure of working on with LRS artists. As a toy and game creator and agent, I see what’s selling and trending in the market. When I talk with people in the industry, they say this: parents and gift-givers crave unique play patterns, educational value, and standout art and design.

Scroll down to enjoy a handful of art-driven concepts your customers will love. Get ready to think about your next new product release!

Simply reply to this email to discuss or license one of our many toy and game concepts.
XO
Riley

Jungle safari stacking toy

Kids will practice fine motor skills as they fall in love with this stacking toy from Åsa. All the animals — the elephant, alligator, tiger, dog, and monkey — have such varied personality. It’s all in the eyes. But wait, look at that alligator, shaped like a little table.
Kids will get happily lost in the beautiful details! I can see this made of wood and packaged beautifully at retail. Look at that rope tail on the elephant: this could even become a stacking pull toy!
Contact me to license this concept or art.

 

Woodland magic matchup
 

In Bambi’s toy pitch, animals are clad in hats, ties, and sweaters in a beautiful memory match game. It’s loaded with swoon-worthy characters. They would make a great preschool activity or a stationery product. Look at that color palette and design of the snail’s shell! Can you imagine this in your line?
Contact me to license Bambi’s game and art.

 

Special delivery game
 

As Trina and I worked on this game, I fell in love with her delicate aesthetic even more. Her game pitch, Special Delivery, is an adventure through that oh-so-Trina countryside of winding cobblestone roads. Players navigate their routes, make deliveries, and are given surprise detours! This game of chance and route planning is perfect for 6 players ages 4-6.
Contact me to see the full pitch or to license Trina’s work.

 

Social-emotional toy & board book
Don’t cry over peeled onions! Sarah Walsh wrote and illustrated the book behind this playful plush concept. In this talking toy, kids listen and respond to feelings in a lighthearted, carefree way. This little guy will get kids talking and laughing as they build their social-emotional learning (SEL) skills. Toy companies tell me that SEL toys are more popular than ever — I see this trend becoming the norm.
Sarah’s unique author-illustrated book is also available for license. I’ve never seen anything like it. Contact me to license her book or talking plush concept.

 

Munch card game
 

Mara’s exquisite botanical details, striking animal illustrations, and hand lettering truly set this card game apart, plus it’s a ton of fun to play.
Munch has a twist that sets it apart: the game features educational facts about the ecosystem and food chain.
Contact me to see the full pitch. Grab it before it’s gobbled up!

 

Repeat, repeat!
 

We’ve conjured up this beautiful and challenging one-player brainteaser that’s deceptively difficult! Solve all 12 puzzles and you’ll be called a legend. Big bonus: the puzzle game increases visuo-spatial skills.
Zoe Ingram’s intricate repeat patterns are mesmerizing. I get lost in the details she draws. Can you spot the tiny violet stars? How many stems can you find? For 1 player, ages 8 to adult.
Contact me to see the full pitch. Hurry, while supplies last!

 

you do you-nicorn
 

The You Do You-nicorns make their debut in this memory match game by our very own Erin Vanessa. This adorable team of diverse unicorns will help children practice their concentration skills as they sharpen their short-term memory. Better yet, kids will see that diversity is the way to play! For one or more players.
Contact me to license Erin’s sweet, diverse characters.

 

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
10/12/21

Big reveal! Dazzling children’s book pitches by our artists.

GET READY TO SWOON. We’re sharing pages from our artists’ children’s book pitches that were created for our annual Residency and my course, My Kid Book Pitch (starting October 18th). These charming book pitches are currently available for your consideration.

 

One (that we can’t show yet) was just picked up and will be published April 2023!

Editors and Art Directors: Don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to see any or all of our artists’ charming and gorgeous children’s book pitches.

You’ll love this appealing and witty tale about an eccentric child who is obsessed with arranging absolutely anything and everything, from flowers to people! We’re particularly excited about Katie’s wit and her luscious watercolor illustrations. What’s so good about this book is its important message of accepting and embracing one’s own unique behavioral differences.

 

We’re incredibly excited about Bambi’s historic tale of a brave pioneer, loosely based on Maria Sibylla Merian, a naturalist and scientific illustrator of the 1600’s who travels to the Amazon with her daughter. We follow along as the mother and daughter search for a very exotic and elusive butterfly with help from indigenous people. Loaded with botanical and scientific tidbits, depicting a touching mother/daughter relationship, this feminist STEAM book is sure to do very well.

 

Get ready to be floored when you see this magical, painterly pitch by Kendra Binney as she tells a tender and imaginative story of two children—one who is afraid of the ground, and one who is afraid of the sky! Through visually gorgeous illustrations of steampunk-style Rube Goldberg-type contraptions, they find a way to connect. It’s the perfect vehicle for Kendra’s highly in-demand dreamy style.

 

Welcome to Adventures in Ida Land. Kelly Anne has crafted an entire charming and eccentric world around her feisty main character, Ida. With the ability to communicate with rocks, trees, and animals, Ida travels through different landscapes cleverly solving Mother Nature’s problems. We love Kelly Anne’s bright illustration style and particularly adorable main character illustration, and the timely environmental message.

 

What I love about Mara’s pitch is her ability to tell a laugh-out-loud story about an insecure snail in a cool way that imparts lots of nutty snail factoids. This book celebrates mucous and other gross features such as the dung beetle’s poop. At first jealous of the cool flamingo, Herbert the snail comes to love all of its own special abilities—especially its mucous. Quite frankly, I was amazed at impressive special abilities of a snail that I never knew about. Sure to be a hit with boys and girls alike. STEM with humor!

 

Ruth Burrows, our newest artist, created this pitch for My Kid Book Pitch course. It was one of the reasons why I scooped her up.

 

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
10/7/21

A little bit about my time as an illustrator in NYC plus top editorial art by my artists

As an illustrator in New York, I shared a happily sawdust-laden and tin-ceilinged loft on Bond Street between Broadway and Lafayette with two nutty architects back in the 80’s and early 90’s.

 

Jeffrey got off of his stool and started playing ‘New York, New York’ on the little electric piano. “Stop working! Come sing with me!” he said.
“Jeffrey, I’m trying to draw stuff for the New York Times! Don’t you have an architectural rendering to do?”
“No, stop working and come sing. It’s only 8. Fedex comes at 9PM”
“Ok, you’re right.” And so it went.

 

One of my favorite things about being an illustrator was receiving a magazine manuscript by way of the latest technology–a facsimile machine. What a marvel of technology, I thought, as I eagerly watched the article scroll out of the fax on that shiny, curly paper.

 

Reading a manuscript and then coming up with concept in your own style is a beautiful thing. Today, I’d love to share with you a few of gorgeous, recent editorial illustrations 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!

 

Above:
The Washington Post
Left:
Top Santé Magazine

 

The Washington Post
For a piece on protecting your family from mosquitos & pests

 

Denver Magazine
Erica Root illustrated this fascinating story about a woman in a small Colorado town who helped grow it into one of the largest women-run communities in the state.

 

Jennifer M Potter illustrations for Literati Kids’ subscription box on the theme “Kaleidoscope World”

 

Jessica Allen illustration accompanied an essay in the Food and Drink section of Denver Magazine on the writer’s mother and the box of recipes she handed down to him.

 

Better Homes & Gardens “Handy Girl” series

 

 

Katie Vernon illustrated an article for Chicago Magazine on planning a wedding during the COVID era.

 

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