Category: Artist feature

7/11/22

GIANT NEWS! We’ve taken on another NEW ARTIST!

Yup, you read that right. We’ve taken on another new artist!
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 this artist, who consistently wowed me with their class assignments.

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!
Paloma O’Toole
Originally from Spain, now living in Newport Pagnell, UK
Q: What was your favorite illustration assignment?
A: I loved the graphic novel assignment on my first ever MATS Bootcamp. It pushed my limits without feeling like effort but being very playful and very inspired.
Click here to read more of Paloma’s Q&A
We’re delighted to welcome Paloma to our group! Not only is her work extraordinary, magical, and charming, but she’s lovely to work with.
I envision two commercial tracks for Paloma. First, I see her illustrating (and writing) many, many glorious and transformative picture books with her charming chatracters. Second, her more mystical and magical work is perfect for oracle decks, tarot cards and related books.
–> Paloma attended my Author/Artist Residency where she wrote a charming picture book on gender fluidity. She’s got the manuscript and gorgeous dummy ready to pitch. Art directors and editors, if interested, please contact us.
See her portfolio here.
6/23/22

Join me today at 12:00 PM ET for a free live Zoom & meet artist Brian Lambert

Guess what? Next week we’ll be announcing another new artist! Stay tuned!

But for now, we’re excited to invite you to join us TODAY at 12:00 PM ET for the next in our series of WebinARTs with our artist Brian Lambert. He’s worked on a variety of illustration projects and is currently working on projects for Magic Cat Publishing and for Neon Squid Books (MacMillan).
Click here to join our free public WebinART on Zoom with our artist Brian today at 12:00 PM ET.
I’ll ask Brian how and why he switched from a corporate job to a becoming a full-time, represented illustrator, how he finds color palettes, what medium he uses, how he finds balance, and more. Plus we’ll have a giveaway and take a few questions live. Join us!
Ps. You won’t be on video; it’s a great conversation to have on in the background!
We can’t wait to see you there!
Brian Lambert, illustrator
Spokane Valley, WA, USA
 

 

Available for licensing
as of this writing.

 

 

5/23/22

We’ve taken on a new artist! It’s someone you know and love.

We’ve got big news to share. Our very own LRS agent, lovely Kim Fleming, is actually a talented picture book illustrator with a whopping twelve books under her belt. She’s an agent by day and an illustrator by night.
Her work just got stronger and stronger, and we couldn’t (and didn’t want to) resist. So today, we’re proud to announce the big news!
Contact us to assign or license art. We’re happy to help you find the perfect artist or gorgeous images for your project!
(Yes, Kim is still a devoted full-time agent!)
New Artist: :Kim Fleming
Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Q: What do you love about illustrating picture books?
Kim: I get to create magical worlds that children can lose themselves in. And it makes me a better agent because I understand the picture book process.
Q: How do you stay inspired?
A: I always try to keep learning, whether it’s new art techniques, the craft of writing, or ceramics!
Join Kim and me on
Instagram Live
This Thursday,
May 26th at 12PM ET
Q: Word has it that you’re writing a picture book of your own. Is the rumor true?
A: Yes! I’ve been working with Lilla on it and it’s almost ready to go!
Q: Exciting! What’s it about?
A: Without giving too much away, it’s about overcoming fear.
Contact us to learn more and click here to read more of Kim’s Q&A
MATS Illustrating Childrens Books starts TODAY!
Join your teachers, Lilla and Zoë, for a FREE Zoom Live event on the main Make Art That Sells Facebook page TODAY at 12 noon EST/5 pm BST and you could win a FREE place in class!
They’ll be sharing some of their favorite children’s picture books and talking about what makes them so spectacular, doing Lilla’s famous career tarot (giving targeted career advice for a lucky volunteer), giving away a FREE place in class, and more.
Don’t miss it! Click here to sign up.
5/2/22

Join me TODAY at 12:00 PM ET as I chat with top artist and MATS student Jenny Miriam.

Dear Kim,
JOIN ME TODAY at 12:00 PM ET for the next in our series of WebinARTs with our artist Jenny Miriam, who has worked on a variety of illustration projects for HarperCollins, Sourcebooks, Galison, and more.

 

Click here to join our free public WebinART on Zoom
with our artist Jenny Miriam
today at 12:00 PM ET.

 

I’ll ask her how she organizes her time, how she decided to become a full time illustrator and why, and tips for other illustrators, and we’ll answer any questions.

 

PS. You won’t be on video; it’s a great conversation to have on in the background!
We can’t wait to see you there!

 

Jenny Miriam, illustrator
Bristol,UK

 

 

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
4/21/22

Join me as I chat with a very successful children’s book illustrator.

 
We’re excited to invite you to join us TODAY at 12:00 PM ET for our next WebinART. I’ll chat with our artist Charlotte Bruijn, who has worked on a variety of illustration projects for Penguin Workshop, Fleurus Editions, and Little Tiger, among others.

 

Click here to join our
free public WebinART on Zoom
with our artist Charlotte Bruijn
TODAY at 12:00 PM ET.

 

I’ll ask Charlotte how she became an illustrator, why she loves illustrating picture books, plus how she structures her day. You’ll enjoy her gorgeous work in a slideshow and we’ll take a few questions live.

 

We can’t wait to see you there!

 

Charlotte Bruijn, illustrator
Netherlands
Available for licensing.

 

Penguin Random House
Fleurus Editions

 

Penguin Random House

 

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
4/11/22

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

Yup, you read that right. We’ve taken on two 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.

 

We just couldn’t resist these two stellar artists, who consistently wowed me with their class assignments. 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
We’re delighted to welcome Maria Gabriela Gama to our group! Her vibrant work depicts charming characters in magical, imaginative scenes. We find that strong colors often do well for artists and when you pair that with detailed environments, you’ve got a winning combination. She’s a gem and you’ll love working with her.
See her portfolio here.

 

Maria Gabriela Gama
São Paulo, Brazil
“I’m a Brazilian illustrator who loves everything colorful.”

 

What illustration job would you love to get (your dream job)?
Any job where I get to represent different cultures and people is my favorite job!

 

What do you listen to while you work?
It depends on my mood. I might watch someone playing games on Youtube, true crime documentaries, or I’ll be listening to upbeat music.

 

Click here to read more of Maria’s Q&A

 

 

 

Animation by Natasha Dewitz
Washington State, USA

 

“I’ve lived my whole life in the Pacific Northwest region of the US. It’s beautiful and full of inspiration, especially for someone who loves to draw. Which is something I’ve been doing since I can remember. Usually, I draw cute things — but sometimes I’ll draw things that I think are cool…cutely.”
Read Brian’s Q&A here.
Please give a big round of applause to Brian Lambert!

 

These days, I primarily find artists to represent in my classes. Brian was one of those students that consistently crushed each assignment. His characteristic bold colors were complimented by his soft, painterly rendering. Plus, he’s an absolute pleasure. I know you’ll enjoy working with him.

 

See his portfolio here.

 

 

 

Hurry! Class starts April 30th. Space is very limited. Join me!

 

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
6/10/21

GIANT NEWS! We reveal our newest artist!

BIG NEWS! Please welcome our newest artist, Make Art That Sells student and fabulous artist Tequitia Andrews.

 

We are blown away by her gorgeous portraits, strong color, powerful themes, lovely lettering, and spectacular children’s illustration. We’re envisioning her getting tons of editorial and advertising gigs, and loads of picture books.

Join us tomorrow as I chat with Tequitia about her working process, subject matter she loves, black representation, and more.
P. S. She has a great laugh.
Click here to join our free public Zoom WebinART
with our newest artist
Tequitia Andrews
TOMORROW
Friday, June 11th, at 12:00 PM ET.
Password: Tequitia99

 

Animation by Natasha Dewitz

 

Artist Tequitia Andrews at her workspace in Richmond, Virginia.
Scroll to see her work or see more our site here.

 

All images are available for license as of this writing.

 

Available for license as of this writing.

 

I recently asked Tequitia to make a few images for children’s books. She pulled upon her childhood to create these images which I’m sure will blow you away as they did for us. I encourage you to contact us to assign her, as she will book up quickly.

 

 

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
4/29/21

Spotlight on Kelly Anne Dalton : Enjoy her bright and dreamy style

Today, we’d love to show you the work of Kelly Anne Dalton whose bright and dreamy style pulls in a vast range of commissions from science-y books for kids to updated Aesop’s tales for Editions Auzou to covers for historic middle-grade fiction for Random House. Enjoy!
Contact us to assign or license art. We’re happy to help you find the perfect artist or gorgeous images for your project!

 

 

“I grew up in a secluded Victorian resort town in the Endless Mountains of Pennsylvania, which was the perfect recipe for a lifetime love of vintage objects with soul and playing make-believe in the forest.”
— Kelly Anne Dalton

 

Watch Kelly Anne make art magic on her iPad.
Welcome to Adventures in Idaland. Kelly Anne has crafted an entire world around the main character, Ida. With her mouse pal Scout, Ida embarks on adventures around the world as she helps animals solve all sorts of problems.
Together with our Toy and Game agent Riley Wilkinson, we’ve developed an entertainment concept ripe for a future animated series, as well as toy concepts ready for license. Contact Riley to learn more.

 

Kelly Anne just created this lovely piece for the very first assignment for my Illustrating Children’s Books course.

 

Personal work

 

Books

 

Above: Chemistry for Kids, Quarto
Biology out soon!

 

Aesop’s Fables (Editions Auzou)

 

Book covers for Random House

 

More beautiful illustrations

 

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
4/1/21

Join me today at 12:00 PM ET for an interview of my newest artist, Tisha Lee. Plus a giveaway!

Meet our Newest Artist
We’re excited to invite you to join us TODAY at 12:00 PM ET for the next in our series of WebinARTs with our artist Tisha Lee.

 

Click here to join our free public WebinART on Zoom
with our artist Tisha Lee today at 12:00 PM ET.
Password: Tisha77

 

Tisha’s work embodies such an elegant mastery of paint, color and line, so I’m dying to ask her about her influences, how she developed her strong style, what paint she uses, what projects she’s dreaming of, and much more. Come enjoy her gorgeous work in a slideshow, and ask any questions you may have.
PLUS we’ll do a giveaway of Sarah Walsh’s charming new activity kit for Djeco.
We can’t wait to see you there!

 

Today’s Webinart Giveaway

 

Watch the video here.

 

Tisha Lee, illustrator
Sacramento, CA
Above: Tisha’s gorgeous sketchbook image snagged 1,700 likes on the our Instagram

 

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