Category: Amazing illustration

6/24/20

Happy Pride Month! See Sarah Papworth’s new book on Rainbow Revolutionaries for HarperCollins.

Happy Pride Month!

 

We’re excited to announce Rainbow Revolutionaries: Fifty LGBTQ+ People Who Made History, fully illustrated by Sarah Papworth. Here are a couple highlights from the book that we thought you’d enjoy.

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

 

Rainbow Revolutionaries: Fifty LGBTQ+ People Who Made History(HarperCollins), with portraits beautifully illustrated by
Sarah Papworth.

 

Available for license as of this writing.

 

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
6/16/20

All about our next FREE WebinART plus see what’s our newest feature on our website.

Above: Illustration by Anke Rega for Lilla’s Home Decor class/Make Art That Sells
Above: Greeting card
Available at your favorite specialty supermarket.
Join me for WebinART #7 featuring our artist Anke Rega and her latest work
This Thursday, June 18th at 12.30 PM ET.
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We’ll be broadcasting live on Zoom here on Thursday. See you then!
WebinART link here
Password: Anke77
Last week’s WebinART and portfolio showcase with Sarah Walsh was uplifting. You can catch the replay here; Password: 2U!+2×45
Find links to our entire WebinART series HERE.
Above: One of the things that we love about Anke’s work is how she creates dreamy scenes of everyday life.
Above: I fell in love with this piece when I laid eyes on it. Anke created it for the final assignment of the Global Talent Search.
Below: Piece for MATS Bootcamp
Right: Anke’s Quarantine Bingo for our
ARTivities booklet.
Contact us to assign or license art–we’re happy to help you find the perfect artist or gorgeous images for your project!

 

We thought you’d enjoy seeing (and downloading) PDF portfolios of our artists’ work, so we made a new tab on our website. Check out our PDF tab here, and see PDFs categorized by artists and markets such as Children’s Book art, Editorial, etc. New work added all the time.
Above: Our brand-new PDF Portfolio tab on the Lilla Rogers Studio website. Have a visit!
Below: Here are just two of the many gorgeous PDFs you can download to help you find the kind of art you want for your project.
Our latest Children’s Book ArtPortfolio. Cover art by Åsa Gilland.
Our gorgeous Greeting Cards PDFPortfolio. Cover art by Tara Lilly.

 

Jennifer writes: “I wanted to create a scene that evoked mystery and wonder. I am constantly inspired by light and shadow,
so for this piece I decided to explore how light is used to create an atmosphere of ritual and celebration.”
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
6/9/20

Look who I’m featuring in my next WebinART! Plus how our artists will celebrate the end of the pandemic.

Puzzle for Galison/Mudpuppy. Buy it here.
Above: Plant Mom tote for
Blue Q
Above: Zipper pouch for Blue Q
Join me for WebinART #6 featuring
Guest Artist Sarah Walsh
This Thursday, June 11th at 12.30 PM ET.
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We’ll be broadcasting live on Zoom here on Thursday. Bookmark it and set your alarm!
WebinART link here
Password: Walshy77
As you can imagine, from just looking at her work, Sarah stays incredibly busy with top brands like Blue Q, Chronicle Books, Crate & Barrel, Flow Magazine, Galison/Mudpuppy, Garnet Hill, Nosy Crow, Perseus, Quarto and the Guardian. Her work is that magical combination of accessible style with edge, brilliant color, and wit galore. I know we’re going to have fun together in this WebinART.

 

Last week’s WebinART with Kendra Binney was so inspiring. You can catch the replay here; Password: 6o@!8+38

 

Find links to our entire WebinART series HERE.
Above: Flow Magazine
Above: The many translations of Wild Lives (Nosy Crow)
Contact us to assign or license art–we’re happy to help you find the perfect artist or gorgeous images for your project!

 

Recently, I gave this worksheet to my artists to entice them to illustrate their vision for the future, post-pandemic. Here’s what they did…

 

 

I’m delighted that I am now a columnist for UPPERCASE Magazine, the beloved design and art magazine by publisher Janine Vangool. Here’s my first column for Issue #45, where I deconstruct my favorite expression, people buy your joy.
Check out the current issue 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
6/4/20

We are in support of inclusivity and a positive vision for the future. Art makes a difference.

We are in support of inclusivity and a positive vision for the future.

Art makes a difference. Read Sarah Walsh’s words below.

 

Sarah Walsh
Sarah created art to honor George Floyd. You can find her T-shirts on Etsy, with 100% of the proceeds donated to Black Lives Matter and the NAACP.
Sarah writes “I’m an artist. Pictures are my words. I make art to express my feelings. So that’s what I’ll do to spread awareness and raise money. I also wanted to put an image of George that more accurately reflected the beauty of his life and the people that may have known and loved him versus him on the ground with a knee in his neck during the last moments of life.”

 

Zoë Ingram
Quote by R.J.Palacio from graphic novel “White Bird”
Illustration from Wonder calendar (Workman)

 

Kate Mason
Flora Waycott

 

Mara Penny

 

Jennifer M Potter
Portrait of James Baldwin with Poem by George Ella
From Voices of Justice (Macmillan)

 

Erica Root

 

Sarah Papworth
From Rainbow Revolutionaries (HarperCollins)

 

Clairice Gifford
Amber Lotus

 

xo
Lilla
Agent, Artist, Author
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells
5/28/20

Join me TODAY at 12:30 PM ET for our WebinART chat featuring my artist Kendra Binney. 🎨👍🏽👁

 
Kendra has worked on a variety of illustration projects for top companies such as Hachette, Page Street Publishing, Roger La Borde, Sterling Publishing, and more.

 

Click here to join our free public WebinART on Zoom with guest artist Kendra Binney today at 12:30 PM ET. Password: Kendra77

I’ll ask Kendra how she works in both paint and digital media, what makes a great art director, what her dream illustration project would be, how she enjoyed the Residency and creating a picture book pitch, her tips on working from home with her little boy, what she’s watching right now, and more.

We can’t wait to see you there as we put some goodness out into the world!

Kendra Binney, illustrator
Washington State
Right : Card for Roger La Borde

 

Above: Sample book art for Hachette
Above: Wall art for Oopsy Daisy

 

Images above and below: Collection for Roger La Borde
5/26/20

You won’t want to miss Kendra Binney on our WebinART this Thursday. Learn how a painting career dovetails into an illustration career.

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

 

Join me for WebinART #5 featuring Guest Artist
this Thursday,
May 28th at 12.30 PM ET.
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We’ll be broadcasting live on Zoom here on Thursday. Bookmark it and set your alarm!
WebinART link here
Password: Kendra77
Did you miss the WebinART last week with artist Sarajo Frieden?
Watch the replay here.
Password: 9I$.U3$1
Above: Personal piece available for licensing
Above: Personal piece available for licensing
Kendra is both a gallery artist and an illustrator who creates dreamy, sublime art for a range of projects including greeting cards and books. Having spent a week with me on my Picture Book Residency, she’s currently finishing up an incredible authored children’s picture book pitch. You can imagine how delightful it’s going to be. Editors and art directors, we’d love to hear from you if you’re interested.
Above: Card for
Roger La Borde
Above: Card for
Roger La Borde

 

Today we’ve curated some of our favorite images that we love and thought you’d enjoy…

 

Available for license as of this writing.

 

Big Words for Little Geniuses (Jimmy Patterson Books)

 

Recent personal work
Playful Painting: People (Walter Foster Publications / Quarto)
Available for license as of this writing.

 

Cover for “A Year of Reading Aloud” (Hodder & Stoughton Limited)

 

From This Little Artist (Simon & Schuster)
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
5/21/20

WebinART #4 with illustrator Sarajo Frieden

May 21, 2020 – WebinART #4 with illustrator Sarajo Frieden

Did you miss our WebinART with the brilliant Sarajo Frieden? Lilla and Sarajo chatted about maintaining freshness throughout a career that spans decades, and how Sarajo has preserved her unique voice through gallery work and commercial work alike.
Replay Link: Click here
Password: 9I$.U3$1

5/19/20

A FREE gorgeous 28-page activity PDF for you chock full of original projects by our genius artists.

When the pandemic hit, we had a meeting. We asked ourselves, what can we do that a) has value for our readership, and b) is great promo for our artists? We came up with two ideas. The first you already know about: a 13-part series of Zoom WebinARTS featuring our brilliant artists.
We’ve gotten a great reception to our WebinARTS, and I’m happy to announce our next one is this Thursday featuring an artist that has been with me since 1999! Sarajo Frieden, who lives in Los Angeles, has an impressive client list: from a very cool All-Bran campaign for Leo Burnett to an extensive Godiva packaging program; Paramount Pictures; major ad agencies; Penguin Random House, Scholastic, and loads of magazines. I love eccentric and lovable Sarajo for a number of reasons, and I know you’ll enjoy meeting her.
Read on for the other idea that we came up with. (It’s a FREE download.)
Contact us to assign or license art–we’re happy to help!

 

Join me for WebinART #4 featuring Guest Artist
this Thursday,
May 21st at 12.30PM ET.
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We’ll be broadcasting live here on Thursday. Bookmark it and set your alarm!
WebinART link here
Password: Sarajo77
Did you miss the incredible WebinART last week with six Residency artists?
Watch the replay here.
Password: 5L!074g!
Above: Cloth dolls (Land of Nod)
Above: Reading is Cool Journal Cover (Mudpuppy)
Above: Extensive packaging program for Godiva chocolates.
free ARTivities PDF for you!
We had an idea to make an activities PDF that our followers could enjoy during this time. What could be more fun than pages of games and crafts?
When we asked our artists if they were interested in contributing, we were blown away by the number of artists that joined in and the caliber of work.
We are incredibly excited to gift you with our free 28-page gorgeous ARTivities booklet with projects created by 15 of our brilliant artists.
Paper dolls? Got you covered.
Word Search? It’s in there.
Quarantine Bingo? Of course!
Enjoy these fun activities to keep you (and the kids) entertained. It’s our gift to you during this time.
Yeah, part of our devious plan is to entice art directors and editors to be inspired to commission a book, or an article, or a toy or game from this work. Hey, I wasn’t born as an agent yesterday.
All the work inside is brand-new and available for licensing.
Here’s a sneak peek of some activities in the booklet:

 

How are you coping these days? We hope you are finding ways of keeping healthy, happy, and hopeful. Our artists continue to use their wit and talent to deal with these extraordinary times.
5/15/20

Join me to watch 6 of my top artists today at 12:30 PM ET for our free WebinART chat. 🎨👍🏽👁

Join us at 12.30 PM ET TODAY for our Free WebinART #3
Our Artists’ Residency: Picture Book Pitches
Above: Banner by Mara Penny

 

Join me as I chat with five of my stellar artists when we take a break from the week-long virtual Residency to chat with you TODAY at 12:30 PM ET. I’ll ask them about their working process, how they magically dreamed up their ideas for their children’s picture book pitches, the hardest part and easiest part of making their pitch, PLUS they’ll possibly show a sneak peek of what they’re working on. It’s not to be missed!

Click here to join our free public WebinART on Zoom at 12:30 PM ET.
Password: Residency7

 

Art directors and editors tell us that they’re looking for author/illustrator book pitches (probs because artists are so cool and imaginative), so we dreamed up our latest caper–our Residency–which is an incredible incubator for five of my artists to work on their authored/illustrated picture book pitches.

I’m in the midst of working with them this entire week while they dive into my latest course (ahead of the public launch) called My Kid Book Pitch that I’ll be offering in October. My six artists will have brilliant and highly original pitches–including texts and sample spreads–finished by the end of the week or shortly thereafter.

Art Directors and Editors: Contact us or simply reply to this email to get your hands on what I promise will be pitches that will shine.

You don’t want to miss this. Can’t watch it live? We’ll send you the link for the replay next week in our newsletter or look for it on the Lilla Rogers home page this Friday.

 

Here are the six in-demand Residency artists who will join me on today’s WebinART:

California, USA
Above: For The Washington Post
Local Living section
Left: Personal Work
Clients include Callisto Media, Crazy 8,
FabKids, Gap Factory, Gymboree,
Janie & Jack, Simply She, Tea Collection,

 

Pennsylvania, USA
Above: Personal Work
Clients include
Sterling Publishing, Workman Publishing, Running Press
Montana, USA
Above: Starting from Seneca Falls
(Random House)
Clients include
Quarto, The Washington Post,
Editions Auzou, Sellers/RSVP,
Studio Oh!

 

Oregon, USA
Above and below, left: Illustrations for Lilla’s MATS Illustrating Children’s Book course
Clients include Amber Lotus,
Hachette, Page Street Publishing,
Calypso Cards, American Greetings,
Design House Greetings, Oopsy Daisy,
Roger La Borde, Sterling Publishing

 

California, USA
Above and below, left: Like a Girl (Sterling Publishing)
Clients include Design House Greetings,
Galison/Mudpuppy, Moda,
Running Press, Biely & Shoaf,
Boston Globe, Chateau Ste Michelle, Sterling Publishing

 

Arizona, USA
Left: Make Art Every Day (Quarto)
Above: Notebooks (Roger La Borde)
Clients include American Greetings, Anthropologie, BBDO Worlwide, Chronicle Books, Disney Hyperion, Hallmark, IKEA, Oopsy Daisy, Papyrus
Quarto Publishing Group, TAG, Ltd.
Up with Paper!, The Washington Post
Workman Publishing

 

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
5/5/20

Guess who I’m interviewing next? Plus gorgeous books illustrated by our artists to keep you entertained.

Thanks to those of you who attended our very first WebinART with artist Mara Penny. We had a great time chatting with Mara, and seeing her latest work.

If you missed it, you can catch the recording here. Password: 4p^#178H
Next up…

Join me as I chat with top artist Katie Vernon broadcasting live here this Thursday, May 7th at 12.30 PM ET.
Password: Katie77
Bookmark it and set your alarm!
…and while you’re waiting, here are some gorgeous books for your reading pleasure, illustrated by our genius artists.

 

Released today!
This engaging guide fully illustrated by Kelly Anne Dalton offers a series of snapshots of 25 scientists famous for their work with chemistry, each paired with a step-by-step illustrated experiment offering kids a hands-on opportunity to explore scientific concepts. (Quarto)

 

Helen’s charming pen-and-ink drawings from her sketchbooks are interspersed with quotes from classic novels such as Alice in Wonderland and The Secret Garden.
Published by Chronicle Books.

 

Inspirational sticker book with contributions by our own Mara Penny. (Duopress)

 

Dive into this series of fascinating biographies of trailblazing folks fully illustrated by Sarah Papworth.
Buy Stephen Hawking here.
Buy Rosalind Franklin here.
Buy Katherine Johnson here.
Buy Alan Turing here.

 

Introducing a truly hilarious and one-of-a-kind new character: Magnificent Mabel!
Sometimes life isn’t fair for Mabel Chase. Like for instance she doesn’t have one SINGLE pet in her whole life. And ALL the people in her class are losing their baby teeth. And she doesn’t EVEN have a sprinkler in her own garden. But none of that matters in the end… because Mabel is still MAGNIFICENT.
Take a look inside here.
First in a series by Nosy Crow. Three laugh-out-loud funny short stories,
brilliantly illustrated throughout! (Nosy Crow)
Buy it 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