8/9/21

Here are hot new book releases and a toothbrush.

Check out these gorgeous new releases illustrated by our artists. Scroll down to read why Kelly Anne Dalton particularly loved illustrating a biology book for Quarto.

 

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

 

Picture book for Editions Lito.

 

Out now! The next two books in a new series of
picture books about each US state,
by Doubleday Books for Young Readers (Penguin Random House)
Buy them here and here.

 

Mes premières chansons et comptines (Editions Gründ)
Buy it here.

 

The Chickentown Mystery, written and illustrated by Albert,
now available in the US! (Chouette Publishing)
Buy it here.

 

Biology for Kids (Quarto)
From Kelly Anne: “I loved creating the portraits of the biologists for book #2 in the Kitchen Pantry Scientist series. My mom is a retired biologist, so the subject matter really hit close to home. “
Buy it here.

 

Needlebook: A Creative Embroidery Kit by DIcraft.
Buy it here.

 

Some fun products for Blue Q — IBF gum wrapper and a toothbrush!
Buy the gum here.
Buy the toothbrush 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
8/4/21

We’re announcing our newest artist!

Ta-da! We are thrilled to announce that we are now representing the mega-talent, Ruth Burrows. We know she’s going to be busy with editorial, children’s books, toys, surface design, and tons more. How do we know she’s going to be busy? Two reasons. One, her work was frequently selected for reviews in my Make Art That Sells classes, and two, she has already been commissioned to work on a sample for a children’s book–even before our official launch.
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

 

Originally from the UK, Ruth spent twenty years in the United Arab Emerites, and now resides in Lincoln, UK.
Her work is joyful and top-notch, just like Ruth herself. You’ll love working with her.
Lilla: Ruth, how do you stay inspired?
Ruth: I’m inspired by normal everyday things and ordinary people. I usually have my best ideas whilst out walking the dog! I love unfinished, wonky things that don’t match.
Lilla: Where do you buy your art supplies?
Ruth: I love a good old fashioned independent art shop if I can find one but my favorite thing to paint on at the moment is old Cornflakes boxes!

 

Welcome to the world of Ruth Burrows!

 

Lilla: Do you wear shoes when you do art?
Ruth: No, just fancy socks, usually mismatched.
Lilla: What was your favorite illustration assignment from class?
Ruth:West Side Story Poster from last year’s Bootcamp but honestly I love them all.

 

Lilla: What illustration job would you love to get (your dream job)?
Ruth: Illustrating one of those books about women who have done extraordinary things and men took the credit for it but now we’re going back and celebrating their lives.
Lilla: If you weren’t an illustrator, what would you be?
Ruth: An Odd Job Woman – I love carpentry and would love to learn about electrics and plumbing.

 

Lilla: Whom would you like to meet?
Ruth: I like ordinary folk, chatting to someone at the checkout is more interesting to me than someone famous.
Lilla: What do you listen to while you work?
Ruth: BBC Radio 4 or the World Service. Just talking, no music.
Lilla: How do you stay in shape?
Ruth: Walking the dog and using power tools.
Lilla: How don’t you stay in shape?
Ruth: Sitting too long glued to Procreate!

 

Lilla: What recent book do you recommend for a good read?
Ruth: I read every night before I sleep but rarely remember what’s going on, sometimes I have to start over to remind myself who all the characters are. I never remember the title and as soon as the book is finished I completely forget what it was about!
Lilla: How do you take your coffee?
Ruth: Instant coffee in a mug with full fat milk.

 

 

 

 

Lilla: What color combination are you most excited about right now?
Ruth: Orangey Red and Baby Pink

 

Lilla: Why do you like being an illustrator in 15 words or less?
Ruth: You can make something out of nothing.
Like the interview with Ruth? Read the whole thing here. Ready to assign a project with Ruth? Shoot an email to our lovely agents here.

 

Download her PDF portfolio or jump over here to see her work, studio, and more.

 

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
7/29/21

See our artists’ incredible pitches from this week’s Toy class.

Get ready to freak out over the pitches created by our artists for Week One: Restaurant Pretend Play. These were created in my brand new My Toy Pitch course which I am co-teaching with our brilliant toy guy, Riley Wilkinson (formerly of Mattel, etc.) Stay tuned to see work from Week 2: Sea Creatures Checkers, with twists.
Yes, these winning toy pitches are available for license, or they may even inspire you to commission something else. It’s all good. We’d love to hear what you think!
Stay tuned! We’re announcing our newest artist next week and we’re super excited about it.
Contact us to assign or license art. We’re happy to help you find the perfect artist or gorgeous images for your project!
(This was a class favorite.)
Available for licensing as of this writing.

 

(She just received two editorial commissions).
Available for licensing as of this writing.

 

(She just got a picture book deal.)
Available for licensing as of this writing.

 

(She just got TWO more children’s picture book deals.)
Available for licensing as of this writing.

 

(She just received a number of greeting card licenses.)
Available for licensing as of this writing.

 

(She just received a big commission for art for a major hospital.)
Available for licensing as of this writing.

 

(All of us loved this charming elephant tea set.)
Available for licensing as of this writing.

 

(The donuts change color in the water? The magnetic toppings? I want this!)
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
7/20/21

What do talking pencils, lightening bugs and Cleopatra have in common?

Today’s spotlight

 

Please enjoy this brand new work by our artists who attended my recent course, Make Art That Sells Illustrating Children’s Books 2021. You’ll see appealing characters displaying emotions and active poses, strong art styles and gorgeous environments whether witty (I’m talking about you, Katie Vernon) or historically accurate (I’m looking at your Cleopatra, Jennifer Potter) or dreamy (yes, you, Kelly Anne Dalton).

 

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

 

Text by Zoë Tucker

 

Text by Lilla Rogers.
Manuscript and art ready to license! Contact us for details.

 

Text by Zoë Tucker

 

 

 

 

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
7/14/21

Wanna see some of the most-liked art on our instagram feed from the last few weeks?

Check out some of our most-liked images on our Instagram feed! Follow us on Instagram here for more goodness.
Contact us to assign or license art. We’re happy to help you find the perfect artist or gorgeous images for your project!

 

Personal Piece
Available for licensing as of this writing.

 

Personal piece
Available for licensing as of this writing.

 

Personal piece
Available for licensing as of this writing.

 

Personal piece
Available for licensing as of this writing.

 

Available for licensing as of this writing.

 

Illustration for MATS Editorial class.
Available for licensing as of this writing.

 

Clairice was commissioned to create the lettering and decorative border for The Secret Garden book cover. Illustration by Tasha Tudor.
Published by HarperCollins.

 

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
7/8/21

Here’s your Big Reveal of work from class: Memory Match games created by our own artists.

Check it out! I’m always thrilled when my artists take my Make Art That Sells courses. I’m delighted to show you the work that they created for the very last assignment for Bootcamp. (There were 900 students in that class. It’s a popular one). The assignment was to create a memory match card game, and my artists’ work always shines. Mama proud.

 

These are available for license, and as always, our artists are available to create custom art for your project.

 

If you’re interested in creating gorgeous, special, original toys, hop on over to MATS as today is the very last day to sign up for My Toy Pitch. It’s the very first time we’re running it, and the energy in class is invigorating! I am honored and thrilled to co-teach with former Mattel Creative Director and storehouse of knowledge, who as you probably know, is now our very own Toy, Game and Entertainment agent, Riley Wilkinson.

 

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.

 

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

 

7/2/21

Meet your new favorite agent and add some hot new gems to your product line.

One of the greatest additions we’ve ever made to the agency in almost three decades is to partner with Riley Wilkinson. He is a walking, talking human toy inventor machine, and one of my most favorite people. Read on to learn what he can do for your company.

 

RILEY WILKINSON
I’m Riley Wilkinson.
This grownup never grew up.

 

Lilla Rogers Studio’s new Toy Design Department is now my home as Toy and Game Agent and Inventor. I bring years of award-winning know-how as a toy, game, and Children’s Content Inventor and Creative Director. I’m developing toys, games, and story world concepts with LRS artists which are available for license.

 

Are you a product developer, art director, or product acquisitions manager at a toy or game company? Contact me to discuss and view our concepts available for licens
 

My decades of insights and experience are now part of Lilla’s unique offering. Over the last 25 years, I’ve worked with Mattel Creations, American Girl, AARP, Educational Insights, MGA, Scholastic, and more.

 

I began in the 1990s designing and art directing magazines, children’s educational books, stickers, wood puzzles, fine motor skill activity kits, and classroom décor. For the next 20+ years, I developed children’s electronics, preschool and children’s games, family games, science toys, classroom activities, talking globes, novels, and sporting goods. Some Sea Monkeys swam into the scene at one point: I even pitched a carnival ride for those critters!

 

Mass market buyers, specialty retailers, catalog developers, toy industry leaders, and eCommerce professionals have relied on me to develop and deliver innovative, imaginative products.
CREATOR OF THE SNEAKY,
SNACKY SQUIRREL GAME.
TWO MILLION GAMES SOLD WORLDWIDE AND 6,000 5-STAR AMAZON REVIEWS

 

 

Hurry and contact us! We know this is a big deal–there’s loads of goodness–and you, our clients, are going to flip, so just reply to this email and we’re on it.

 

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
6/22/21

What happens when you put toy inventor Riley and our artists together? You get amazing toy inventions, ready to license.

Remember last week when I showed you some sneak peeks of toys that our Toy, Game and Entertainment agent and brilliant toy inventor, Riley Wilkinson, has worked on with our artists? Pull up a chair and get ready to swoon because we’ve got some more art-driven toy sneak peeks to share.

 

We know that the future in toy and game is all about a more sophisticated millennial customer, looking for beautiful art-driven toys. That’s what we believe in, and that’s what we’ve got for you. Check out our sneak peeks here.

 

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

 

See these charming children’s products illustrated by Helen Dardik? Join Riley and me for my newest course, My Toy Pitch. We’ll teach you how make your own art-driven toys and games ready to pitch. Class starts July 5th. Don’t miss out! Read more here.
Above: Riley Wilkinson and me
Above: Products illustrated by Helen Dardik

 

It’s time to till the soil and prune those leaves. This set of horticultural activity cards, illustrated by Sarah Walsh, will give plant lovers the knowledge they need to get planting! Contact Riley to learn more or simply reply to this email. Available for license.

 

Welcome to the world of The Hoppingtons! This character concept includes a family of adorable bunnies who are in development. Product concepts include figurines with outfits, dollhouse and furnishings, a vehicle, wall clock, and a magical carry-along terrarium, as well as a Memory Match game.
Contact Riley to learn more or simply reply to this email. Available for license.

 

Gorgeous art by Bambi Ramsey transforms the classic game of snakes & ladders into a tropical treat for kids. Game includes some delightful, surprising player pieces. Contact Riley to learn more or simply reply to this email. Available for license.

 

This beautiful game concept is inspired by the classic stacking play pattern. Children practice their sequencing skills as they balance their sushi stacks in the correct order. Contact Riley to learn more or simply reply to this email. Available for license.

 

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
6/17/21

Here’s BIG REVEAL #1: Our artists’ toy and game pitch sneak peeks!

Remember a while ago when we mentioned that we were doing a residency for our artists to develop toy and game pitches? Well that happened, and it was amazing, and since then, our Toy, Game and Entertainment agent and brilliant toy inventor, Riley Wilkinson, has worked with our artists to develop even more concepts, and I can now reveal some sneak peeks of the art-driven, totally cool toys and games that our artists have invented with Riley.

 

Plus we couldn’t be happier to announce our brand-new Toy Design section on our site which is chock full of our artists’ pitches. As of this moment, they are all available for license. Scroll down to see more toy concepts or hop over to our site and see a whole bunch more here.

 

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

 

See these charming children’s products illustrated by our artists? Join Riley and me for my newest course, My Toy Pitch, to make your own art-driven toys and games ready to pitch. Class starts July 5th. Don’t miss out! Read more here.

 

This charming board game for 2-6 players for children ages 8+ is a race through the countryside. Players navigate and accomplish tasks as they aim to be the first to win! Contact Riley to learn more or simply reply to this email. Available for license.

 

This pen pal activity kit from author/illustrator Erica Root transforms daily mail into a memorable keepsake for kids and adults. Contact Riley to learn more or simply reply to this email. Available for license.

 

This beautifully illustrated card game by Mara Penny is a fresh take on the classic game of War. The fast-paced game play features educational facts about the ecosystem and food chain. Contact Riley to learn more or simply reply to this email. Available for license.

 

Kids can build their own green city and step into Sarajo Frieden’s colorful mind. This DIY cardboard playset features Sarajo’s unique style and quirkly, imaginative characters. Ecology comes to life in this STEM-infused activity kit. Contact Riley to learn more or simply reply to this email. Available for license.

 

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
6/11/21

WebinART with our newest artist Tequitia Andrews

June 11, 2021 — WebinART with Tequitia Andrews

In our latest webinART, Lilla had a great chat with Tequitia about how she started out in illustration, her working process, and roller skating. Check it out!

Click here to watch the replay
Password: Tequitia!99