6/11/19

See Mara Penny’s Rachael Maddow animated portrait, moon rocks chocolate packaging, and matching dog and cat dish towels.

Sometimes we just like to show you a mix of the fabulousness by our artists–from moon rocks chocolate packaging to cat and dog dishtowels.

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

 

Mara Penny

I really adore Mara Penny and the amusing way she captures personalities.

Animation by Natasha Dewitz

 

AD’s: Contact us and we’d be happy to send you a copy of these luscious magazines of our artists’ work for children’s books and for greeting cards!

 

Jessica Allen

Seattle Chocolate’s “Moon Rocks” bar

Seattle Chocolate is partnering with The Museum of Flight to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the very first moon landing. This bar has been so popular they added additional print runs! Congrats, Jessica!

 

Flora Waycott

We love the delicacy of Flora Waycott’s work. You can see why she gets so much floral work. It has a look of vintage botanicals, yet very modern.

 

Anke Rega

One of Anke Rega’s signatures is her use of various blue hues. Here’s a charming personal piece she did which would make a sweet card. Available for licensing – just contact us!

 

Kate Mason

What I adore about Kate Mason is her earth-mother charm in her soul and in her art. (Did you know she’s got 5 kids?) Check out the ants. I’m pretty crazy about those grapes, too.

 

Ann Boyajian

Ann Boyajian has always had a gift with drawing cats and dogs in a way that brings them to life. These lovelies for TAG Ltd.

 


 

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!

6/6/19

Get ready to swoon. You’re going to see some amazing work for Sarah Papworth’s I Know An Artist book.

Every so often, one of my artists sends us work so magnificent that even after all these years of being an agent and seeing lots of top-notch work on a daily basis, I am absolutely blown away by the power of the work.

Sarah Papworth’s incredible book I Know An Artist (Quarto) is a masterpiece of imaginative work; each artist is portrayed with a different, tuned-in vibe: the color palette, the subject matter–even the lettering reflects the spirit of the artist.

I hope you enjoy Sarah’s work, and should you wish to buy the book, you can do so here.

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

 

Animation by Natasha Dewitz


 

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!
6/4/19

Daniel Roode’s book in top 100 rankings on Amazon!

Wonderful news: Daniel Roode’s This Little Scientist Book was in the top 100 of books sold on Amazon last week, and #1 Best seller in Children’s Historical Biographies. Congrats, Daniel!

Animation by Natasha Dewitz

This Little Scientist is part of a collection of fantastic board books through Simon & Schuster. (Buy the collection here!)

And out soon, the latest in the series: This Little Artist

 

Daniel is well-known for his captivating books for younger children, but did you know he also creates really stylish and modern pieces for grown-ups, too?

Giftware collection for Midwest CBK

 

 

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!

 

5/30/19

A recap of Susan’s fanastic trip to NYC

What happens when you set agent Susan McCabe loose in NYC to visit art directors? Watch and see some pix from her visit last week!

Animation by Natasha Dewitz

 

Intrepid agent Susan McCabe in Manhattan

 

The art directors loved getting these luscious magazines of our artists’ work for children’s books and for greeting cards.

AD’s: Contact us and we’d be happy to send you a copy!

 

Susan visited with folks from a number of publishing houses…

Here’s Liam Donnelly and Tracy Shaw of Jimmy Patterson Books. They’ve done a few books with our artist Hsinping Pan.

 

Sneak Peek! Susan shot this photo of the proofs of Hsinping Pan’s gorgeous new book with Jimmy Patterson entitled Bigger Words for Little Geniuses, due out September 2019. Speaking of language, Hsinping is fluent in English and Taiwanese, having lived in both Los Angeles and Taipei.

 

Helen Dardik & Carolyn Gavin’s watercolor workshop

Susan absolutely loved attending Helen’s and Carolyn’s fantastic watercolor workshop in Brooklyn on the same weekend.
Helen and Carolyn will be teaching more workshops! Check out www.helendardik.com/workshops for info on future workshops.

 

Noted show

The hot new stationery show, Noted, in Brooklyn, was a success! Here, Susan visits with the lovely folks at Seedlings (with Anne Bentley cards.)

Shanliegh Heelan (left) and Mary Catherine Heelan (right)

 

It’s always wonderful to see projects fully realized. Susan snapped this shot of these brand new card sets for Roger La Borde by Kendra Binney, which were revealed at the Noted show.

 

Anne Bentley and Katie Vernon for Roger La Borde

 

Some of Kendra Binney’s cards spotted at the Calypso booth.

 

Susan enjoyed visiting Creative Director Monica Brandrup of the lovely card company, Up With Paper.

 

Pop-up card by Rebecca Jones for Up With Paper.

 

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!
5/20/19

Our newest artist revealed!

We’re delighted to present to you our newest artist….. (drum roll please!)

KELLY ANNE DALTON!

We fell in love with Kelly Anne Dalton’s work when she was a student in my Make Art That Sells children’s book courses, where her work made it into many of my reviews.

Her memorable color palette, made up of smoky turquoise and soft muddy pinks, caught my eye but it was her totally unique style that we thought would be a fantastic addition to our group.

I fell in love with the magical work she did in the children’s book courses, and wanted to take her on so we could help her make many dreamy books, cards, and other captivating products. We look forward to working with her! Congratulations and welcome, Kelly Anne!

 

About Kelly Anne Dalton

I am a self-taught artist, illustrator, and storyteller living in the wild mountains of Montana.

I’ve been drawing since I could hold a pencil; however, my career as an artist began in 2007 when I started using colored pencil on old scraps of wood.

5 Fun Facts about Kelly Anne:

1. I grew up in a Victorian lakeside cottage resort in Pennsylvania known as “The Town Time Forgot”.

2. I was a lead in an Off-Broadway musical in New York City.

3. I have an Economics degree, went to grad school, and then worked as an economist and real estate analyst before pursuing my art career full-time.

4. I have a huge crush on trail running. In the past three years I’ve run over 5000 miles with 300,000+ feet in elevation gain (the equivalent of 10 trips up Mt Everest).

5. I love Klezmer music.

 

Animation by Natasha Dewitz

 

Above: Here’s a really strong character page Kelly Anne did for my Illustrating Children’s Books course.

I would love to see Kelly Anne illustrate a magazine article or a set of Oracle cards!

We’re all sewing people here at the Studio, and fell in love with her vintage machines!

 

Check out Kelly Anne’s dreamy vintage-y workspace

I hope you enjoyed meeting Kelly Anne Dalton!

ART DIRECTORS: Would you like us to send you these beautiful Blurb magazine portfolios (below) of Kelly Anne’s work for greeting cards and and/or for children’s books? Want to see a private gallery of her work? Just reply to this email, or contact Susan or Kim.

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!

 

5/15/19

See a deer daydream, puffy stickers by Helen, and more new art

Today we just felt like showing you a few of our favorite pieces. Hope you enjoy them!

Contact us to assign or license. We’re happy to help.

Meet Susan in New York this week! Susan will be showing art directors our NEWEST ARTIST and also brand-new art, and would love to meet up with you at your office or take you out for a coffee. (She has some tote bags to give away, too.)

See Susan at the Noted show in Brooklyn! Reply to this email or email Susan to set up a time convenient for you.

Coming Monday : We’ll reveal our newest artist! Stay tuned.

 

Jennifer M Potter

Animation by Natasha Dewitz

 

Tara Lilly

Personal piece

 

Marenthe

Amber Lotus mini calendar

 

Clairice Gifford

Greeting card for Up With Paper

 

Hsinping Pan

Bravery magazine

 

Helen Dardik

Puffy stickers for Djeco

 

Rachael Taylor

Ritzenhoff champagne flutes

 

Lovely array of products at the studio illustrated by our brilliant artists! Let us help you find the perfect illustrator for your project.

 

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!
5/9/19

NEW ILLUSTRATED BOOKS by our artists: Truth and daring, birds, and happiness.

Today I thought you might enjoy a selection of recent book commissions, and a bit about why each artist was asked to illustrate that particular book.

Contact us to assign or license. We’re happy to help!

 

Plus, stay tuned for our new artist reveal!

 

Sarah Walsh

 

Truth & Daring – A Journal for the Thoughtful & Bold  (Chronicle Books)

This illustration commission was a match made in heaven–Sarah’s gorgeous and varied lettering was beautifully paired with Truth and Dare prompts. The variety of lettering design and layout keeps the book interesting. Buy it here.

My First Book of Birds (Walker Books)

Not only can Zoe paint gorgeous birds, but she’s also able to depict them with great specificity, as was needed for this charming instructional book.

Buy it here.

 


Nature Journal (Breathe Special (UK))
and
Here’s why Trina was asked to illustrate these two books: Both her lettering and line work are delicate and calming–a good fit for both books.
Trina writes:
The Nature Journal was developed from one of my own ideas which gave me the opportunity to do a lot of hand-lettering. I also created an original digital font for the headings. Buy it here.
For the The Happiness Diary, I received the text and rough suggestions of page layouts. I worked from there developing a color palette, decorative borders, spot illustrations and then I illustrated the double-page spreads to accompany the text. Buy it here.
4/30/19

BIG NEWS! Plus animated Hank Williams, Susan’s going to NYC, and more!

We love photographing our artists’ illustrated products as they come in. Hope you enjoy them!

Plus, our big news is…we have taken on a new artist! I scooped her up from seeing her work in my MATS courses over the years. Her work has a fresh look and was often was selected to be in my MATS reviews. We’re getting her up on the site, and once that’s done, we’ll announce who she is.

 

ART DIRECTORS: Agent Susan McCabe will be in NYC May 16-19 showing the new artist’s work plus our brand-new collections of available card art and our children’s book portfolio of the very best work. Be sure to contact Susan to schedule a visit. Not in NYC? We’re happy to send you a magazine-style portfolio of the card art or the children’s book art to keep for reference. Just give us a shout.

 


 

Daniel Roode

Animation by Natasha Dewitz

 

Walter Foster Publishing

 

Rebecca Jones

Greeting Card for Sellers Publishing

 

Puzzle to Go for Mudpuppy

 

Asa Gilland

Greeting cards for Trader Joe’s

 

Flora Waycott

Greeting cards for Madison Park (left) and Sellers Publishing (right)

 

Anke Rega

Great spots in Better Homes & Gardens “Do It Yourself” Magazine

 

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!
4/23/19

See our artists’ work for my Bootcamp course + Semester of Art School on SALE today

As you may know, I’ve loved teaching for over 40 years–at art schools, in my Studio, mentoring my artists, and for the past six years, on my site Make Art That Sells. I’m at the stage in my career where I want to help our community. I believe that growing the quality of work in our industry energizes everyone and creates prosperity for all–artists, agents, art directors, manufacturers…

So my latest passion is a four-course semester I’ve created, which begins this summer and goes through the end of the year. It’s called My Semester of Art School and it goes on sale TODAY.
(I will let you in on a secret: we are seriously looking for artists to represent from classes in MATS. Why? They are incredibly well-trained with stunning portfolio pieces geared to the top markets.)

 

 


 

I’d love to show you some of the gorgeous work that our very own artists have produced in MATS classes. Even though the following artists are busy with jobs, I was thrilled that they took the time to bop into class and do the assignments.
One assignment was to create a journal cover using specific florals such as lily of the valley or annual geraniums, and another assignment was about making funky salt and pepper shakers, as Anke did below:

 

Anke Rega

Animation by Natasha Dewitz

 

 

Salt and Pepper shakers based on famous artists

 

Katie Vernon

 

Sarah Papworth

 

Jennifer M Potter

 

Julia Christians

 

Get some of this goodness for yourself and sign up now!

 


 

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
P. S. Read what our clients have to say about working with our agency here!
4/17/19

See Anne Bentley’s cell phone, a mermaid animation, and more new art

New work by our brilliant artists!
Contact us to assign or license in any category. We’d love to help you with your next project.

 

Carolyn Gavin

Animation by Natasha Dewitz

 

Check out these cuties dressed up in Helen Dardik outfits from Mimah!
Available for purchase here.

 

What’s on Anne Bentley’s cell phone?

Bethesda Magazine

 

Stunning lettering by Clairice Gifford

Hodder & Stoughton Limited

 

A dreamy journal by Anke Rega

Personal piece

 

Time for planting! by Sarah Papworth

Personal piece

 

Mara Penny’s midnight beauties

Running Press

 

Bike Path map by Jessica Allen

Adirondack Life magazine

 

Look at this fabulous print that Kate Mason created for Hasbro’s Baby Alive “Special Edition” doll – just beautiful!

 


 

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!