Category: Artists’ Insights

9/17/20

What makes my artist magical Marenthe tick? Join me today at 12:30 PM ET to find out!

 
What makes magical Marenthe tick? How does she come up with such dreamy, other-worldly images, painted so lushly? Is she from another planet?
We’ll find out TODAY at 12:30 PM ET for the next in our series of WebinARTs with our artist Marenthe, who has worked on a variety of illustration projects for Amber Lotus Publishing, Elle Magazine, Flow Magazine, Hallmark, Quarto Publishing, Roger La Borde, and more.
Click here to join our free public WebinART on Zoom with our artist Marenthe today at 12:30 PM ET. Password: Marenthe77
I’ll ask Marenthe to share with us her various creative projects, her dream illustration project she’d love to manifest, her tips on working from home with two kids, a book that most influenced her, plus enjoy her gorgeous work in a slideshow. We’ll take a few questions live.
We’ll do a random giveaway one of Marenthe’s products. Join us!
We can’t wait to see you there!

 

Marenthe, illustrator
The Hague, Netherlands
“I dream of my own Pippi Longstocking castle in France near Paris. With lots of whispering trees, animals and flowers where I can stare out of my window and I make art all day!”
Above: Contact us about licensing availability of the above artwork.

 

A Few of Marenthe’s Commissions
Various clients
Lettering and illustration for a spread for Flow Magazine
Lucky Elephant character and packaging (Running Press)

 

Scratch and Reveal 78 Original Magical Tarot Cards (Quarto)

 

Gorgeous art by Marenthe
available for licensing
8/20/20

Join me today at 12:30 PM ET to meet an incredible artist, Jennifer M Potter 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 our artist Jennifer M Potter, who has worked on a variety of incredible illustration projects for clients such as The American Library Association, The Boston Children’s Museum, Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, Nosy Crow, Running Press, Sasquatch Books, The Washington Post, Up With Paper, and more.

 

Click here to join our free public WebinART on Zoom with our artist
Jennifer M Potter today at 12:30 PM ET.
Password: Jennifer77

 

I’ll ask her how she transitioned to a full-time career as a freelance illustrator, how she creates such dramatic cinematic pieces (hint: she studied animation, comics and storyboarding at SCAD), what her very favorite illustration project was and why, and how she stays organized. If nothing else, come for the gorgeous work in the slideshow. Plus we’ll take a few questions live.

 

One lucky participant will win Jennifer Potter’s lushly, fully illustrated book, Voices of Justice.
We can’t wait to see you there!

 

 

 

Jennifer M Potter, illustrator
San Francisco, USA
Above and Left: Voices of Justice
(Henry Holt Books for Young Readers)

 

Cover of Songbird Dreams of Singing (Running Press)

 

Illustrations for The Washington Post

 

Above, left: Local Living Section cover, article on Middle School friendships
Above, right: Real estate section, article on moving during a pandemic
Below: Weekend/Going out section, article on Hygge

 

Children’s Book Work
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.
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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
7/9/20

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
6/18/20

Join me today at 12:30 PM ET for our FREE WebinART featuring our artist Anke Rega

We’re excited to invite you to join us TODAY at 12:30 PM ET for the next in our series of WebinARTs with our artist Anke Rega. She’s worked on a variety of illustration projects for fabric, greeting cards and more, for clients like Sterling Publishing, Puffin/Penguin Random House UK, Better Homes and Gardens, and many others. Her watercolor work is dreamy and her illustrations of people have a quirky charm that we love.

 

Click here to join our free public WebinART on Zoom with our artist Anke Rega today at 12:30 PM ET. Password: Anke77

 

We’ll chat about her watercolor technique, her work process, how she became an illustrator, what her dream illustration project would be and why, what she loves about being an artist in Berlin, what she’s reading or watching right now, and more. You’ll see her latest work as she discusses each image.

 

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

 

Anke Rega, illustrator
Berlin, Germany
Above: The Extraordinary Life of Anne Frank (Puffin/Random House UK) fully illustrated by Anke Rega

 

Below: Anke landed a fantastic ongoing illustration gig for
Better Homes & Gardens Do It Yourself Magazine.

 

 

Above: Anke’s work for Lilla’s Home Decor class at Make Art That Sells
Right: Beautiful butterfly and moth pattern available for licensing
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
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