8/5/20

See the meditating mustachioed man and a selection of editorial images picked for you.

At the end of our weekly Zoom staff meetings, Patty, our studio assistant and yoga teacher leads us on a relaxing meditation. We slide back in our chairs, close our eyes, and breathe. Patty says, “Meditation brings us back to our bodies, what’s real and present, and out of our fears for the future.”

 

Agent Kim Fleming selected a number of meditative illustrations she thought you’d enjoy. I love Mara Penny‘s bath scene full of floating fruit slices and flowers and Trina Dalziel‘s mustachioed man and guitar, below.

 

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

 

 

Editorial commission

 

Available for license as of this writing.

 

Available for license as of this writing.

 

Available for license as of this writing.

 

Diabetes Magazine

 

Congratulations to Bambi Ramsey and Jennifer M Potter, whose illustrations were selected for the Washington Post’s “Best Art During the Pandemic” article, also with an honorable mention to Carolyn Gavin.
Check out the full article 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
7/31/20

WebinART #10 with our newest artist Janie Secker!

July 30th, 2020 — WebinART#10 with Illustrator Janie Secker

We had the pleasure of getting to know our newest represented artist Janie Secker, in #10 in our series of WebinARTs. If you missed it, you can see Janie’s absolutely stunning work, hear about her process, and how MATS let her blossom into be the artist she is today.

Replay Link
Password: $RiEDi5y

7/27/20

Wanna know who our next artist is? Plus see the work my artists did for class.

My kid book class Starts today!

 

Even in a pandemic, children’s books are selling remarkably well, and we’re receiving book deals for our artists all the time. As a matter of fact, Susan McCabe, Senior Agent here at LRS, dropped by today and remarked at how all of our top children’s book illustrators are heavily booked. In part, that’s why I created this course five years ago–to help our artists make even better pitches, and to find new illustrators in that market. And we’re happy that this is keeping many of our artists busy during this time.
Make Art That Sells Illustrating Children’s Books starts today! It’s not too late to sign up and get your first assignment. Join me.
Scroll down to see work that our artists have created in the course from previous years.

 

Big news!

 

I regularly fall in love with the artists in my courses. Occasionally one will emerge that is so appealing, so unique, that we are compelled–and thrilled–to take them on.
We’re excited to announce (really, to tease you with that fact) that we are taking on a new artist this week! Join me as I will be interviewing them and enjoying their incredible work in our next WebinART this Thursday.
Join me for WebinART #10 as I chat with special guest, our newest artist! I’ll reveal who it is this Thursday. (Yeah, a sneaky ploy to get you to watch.)
This Thursday,
July 30th at special time
7.00 PM ET.
Watch for details in your inbox
on Thursday morning.
Here’s a little sneak peek of their work.
Can you guess who it is?
Hints:
— This artist’s style is highly rendered and very dreamy.
— This artist’s dream job is to illustrate a compendium of insects or magical flowers.

 

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

 

Children’s book illustration by our artists from my courses

 

 

 

 

 

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
7/23/20

WebinART #9 with illustrator Julia Christians

July 23rd, 2020 — WebinART#9 with Illustrator Julia Christians

#9 in our ongoing WebinART series features our fabulous artist Julia Christians. Watch the replay to learn how Julia got her first children’s book gig (Hint: Make Art That Sells plays a part!) and has since gone on to be one of our most in-demand illustrators.

Replay link
Password: s68@=AFn

7/23/20

Join me today at 12:30 PM ET for another great FREE WebinART. Meet our witty and charming illustrator Julia Christians.

 

I’m excited to invite you to join me TODAY at 12:30 PM ET for the next in our series of WebinARTs as I chat with our witty and charming artist Julia Christians, (‘memorizing song lyrics is my useless superpower’). She’s worked on a variety of fantastic book projects for Nosy Crow, Oxford University Press, Scholastic, and more. You’ll see why she is kept so busy with work commissioned by top publishers.

 

to join our FREE WebinART on Zoom
with our artist Julia Christians today at 12:30 PM ET.

 

Join me as I ask Julia about her process (“the three P’s: Photoshop, Pencils and Procreate”) her tips on working from home with two kids, how she stays sane, and we’ll view her gorgeous work. We’ll do a random giveaway of one of Julia’s fully-illustrated books for one of the viewers.

 

“I worked with Julia on a children’s book series and I am blown away with how well she captured the characters’ humor and all the energy she injects in the stories! Julia is an amazingly talented illustrator!”
Elisabetta Barbazza, Senior Fiction Designer, Nosy Crow

 

Julia Christians
Harz Mountains, Germany
Animation by Natasha Dewitz
Above: Magnificent Mabel series covers
What’s That In Dog Years
(Oxford University Press)

 

Lilla: What question would you most like to be asked?
Julia: Do you really want all these puppies?
When I saw this brilliant piece by Julia, I immediately knew that I had to represent her. What I saw was hilarious and expressive characters, the ability to depict cinematic views (close-ups, medium shots, wide angles), rich textures and charming lettering (not to mention the hilarious text she wrote!) This is still one of my all-time Julia Christians favorites.

 

 

Azutura wall decals

 

Lilla: If you weren’t an illustrator, what would you be?
Julia: I would be a dog trainer!

 

Illustration for Make Art That Sells course
Julia’s art for an assignment for
the Make Art That Sells Home Decor class.

 

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
7/20/20

Guess who I’m interviewing next? Discussing diversity. TWO artists you’ll love–our free webinARTs.

Coming this Thursday!

 

Above: Cover for The Soup Movement (Oxford University Press)
Join me Thursday for our WebinART #9 as I chat with the lively and hilarious
Julia Christians and view her gorgeous work.
This Thursday,July 23rd at 12.30 PM ET.
—–
We’ll be broadcasting live on Zoom here on Thursday. See you then!
WebinART link here
Password: Julia77
Last week’s WebinART and portfolio showcase with Sarah Papworth was a blast! You can catch the replay here; Password: 8R?K4=+9
Find links to our entire WebinART series HERE.
Agility Live Magazine

 

“An artist and an activist are not so far apart.”
— Ava DuVernay, award-winning writer, producer and film director ( New York Times)
Live today 12 Noon ET!
I’m loving our WebinARTs over here at my agency Lilla Rogers Studio where, as you probably know, I interview our fascinating artists and we chat about their work and careers, most Thursdays.
As of this writing, I’ve done eight WebinARTS, and I’ve found that I enjoy them so much that we dreamed up “Live with Lilla”, where I’ll be interviewing artists, art directors, editors, and more, over at my school site, Make Art That Sells.
I’m thrilled that my very first Live with Lilla interview starts today with someone I’m crazy about, the QUEEN, Vanessa Brantley-Newton, beloved and highly-regarded author-illustrator of over 40 children’s books and diversity expert. We’ll chat about increasing diversity in our industry, what agents and art directors can do, and more.
Kim, I hope you’ll join me over on my Make Art That SellsFacebook page. It’s free and open to everyone, 12 noon ET today, July 20th.
Here’s the fabulous Vanessa Brantley-Newton with her newest book of poems for little girls, “Just Like Me”(Knopf/Random House). Available here.

 

Amazon selected This Little Dreamer: An Inspirational Primer, as the best kids’ book of the year so far, for ages baby to 2!
Huge congratulations, Daniel!
Published by Simon & Schuster

 

You get to customize your wall art with Katie’s people and icons! How cool is that? Check it out at Uncommon Goods.

 

Zoë Ingram

Available for licensing as of this writing.

 

Tara is available for Bolt Fabric commissions!
Left: Available for license
Below, left: Fabric for Robert Kaufman

 

Woodland Tattoos (Petit Monkey)

 

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
7/15/20

See Clairice’s chocolate packaging, and Mara’s houseplants.

Today we’re delighted to show you Mara’s house plants, Clairice’s chocolate packaging, and more goodness.

Scroll down to see Sarah Walsh’s wit: I miss my attention span.

Contact us to assign or license–we’re happy to help!

 

Animation by Natasha Dewitz

 

Red Dragonfly artworks

 

Available for license as of this writing.

 

Available for license as of this writing.

 

Original art by Marenthe.

 

Available for license as of this writing.

 

Available for license 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
P. S. Follow us on Instagram for more fun.
7/9/20

WebinART #8 with illustrator Sarah Papworth

July 9th, 2020 — WebinART#8 with Illustrator Sarah Papworth

Webinar #8 in our series features our successful artist Sarah Papworth. Watch the replay to hear about Sarah’s process combining traditional and digital media, and how she creates jaw-dropping portraits, distinctive hand lettering, and more.

Replay link
Password : 8R?K4=+9

7/9/20

Join me today at 12:30 PM ET to meet Sarah Papworth and see her gorgeous work

 

We’re excited to invite you to join us TODAY at 12:30 PM ET for the next in our series of WebinARTs with Guest Artist Sarah Papworth, who has worked on a variety of illustration projects for HarperCollins, Quarto Group UK, L’Oreal Paris, Workman Publishing and tons more. Her luscious and varied color palettes and distinctive portraiture have garnered a number of rich book projects.

Click here to join our free public WebinART on Zoom with Guest artist Sarah Papworth today at 12:30 PM ET.
Password: Sarah77

 

I’ll ask Sarah how she begins an illustration, how she hones in on a particular color palette, tips on portraiture, what makes a great art director, what she’s reading right now. She’ll show us a number of her favorite images in a gorgeous slideshow.

 

We can’t wait to see you there as we put some goodness out into the world, and we’ll do a giveaway of Sarah’s stunningly illustrated Rainbow Revolutionaries book (HarperCollins).

 

Sarah Papworth, illustrator
Evesham, UK
Above: Greeting card for
American Greetings
Above: Fifty LGBTQ+ People Who Made History, fully illustrated by Sarah Papworth (HarperCollins)

 

From I Know An Artist (Quarto)

 

From I Know A Woman (Quarto)

 

Illustrations for The Washington Post

 

From my Make Art That Sells Creating Collections for Home Decor class

 

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
7/7/20

Guess who I’m interviewing next? Plus see our artists’ latest editorial commissions.

I hope you’ll join me for our WebinART #8 featuring
our artist Sarah Papworth and her latest work.
This Thursday, July 9th at 12.30 PM ET.
—–
We’ll be broadcasting live on Zoom here on Thursday. See you then!
WebinART link here
Password: Sarah77

 

Our previous WebinART and portfolio showcase with Anke Rega was so fun. You can catch the replay here; Password: 2g*=w&85

 

Find links to our entire WebinART series HERE.
 

Left: The cover of Sarah’s beautiful portfolio PDF.

 

I Know a Woman(Quarto)

 

Editorial assignments by our artists
for the Wall Street Journal, Better Homes & Gardens, and The Washington Post.
‘Summer Reading’ for The Wall Street Journal

 

‘Secrets of Getting Organized’ for Better Homes & Gardens Magazine

 

Better Homes & Gardens Magazine ‘Pantry Organization’

 

Better Homes & Gardens Magazine
Anke was commissioned to create a series of five illustrations on spring cleaning and home refreshing for the
Spring issue.

 

The Washington Post ‘Relocating in a Pandemic’

 

The Washington Post
Jon created eight illustrations for a special broadsheet section on “Parenting in a Pandemic” including a fully illustrated cover and seven internal coloring pages.

 

Personal Work by Marco Marella

 

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