Category: available for license

10/31/19

Check out some boo-tiful work by our artists! See Mara Penny’s bat pattern, Sarah Papworth’s haunted house, and more.

Happy Halloween! Hope you have a great spooky day with lots of treats.

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Kendra Binney

Available for licensing at time of writing

 

Kelly Anne Dalton

Available for licensing at time of writing

 

Sarah Papworth

Available for licensing at time of writing

 

Mara Penny

Available for licensing at time of writing

 

Carolyn Gavin

Papyrus

 

Marco Marella

Publix supermarkets

 

Åsa Gilland

Available for licensing at time of writing

 

Katie Vernon

Available for licensing at time of writing

 


 

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Lilla
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10/28/19

Coffee, tea, and elaborately moustacioed man with butterfly.

We’re feeling all cozy over here in Boston in Fall, and now it’s time for a nice cup of tea. Kim Fleming, agent here at Lilla Rogers Studio, curated this lovely collection of images by our artists for you. Scroll along to see the goodness by our artists.

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Marco Marella

Animation by Natasha Dewitz

 

Flora Waycott

 

Marenthe

 

Rebecca Jones

 

Sarah Walsh

 

Helen Dardik

 

Trina Dalziel

 

Daniel Roode

 

Zoe Ingram

 


 

Last time we ran our incredible editorial course, Editorial LIVE: Illustrating for Magazines and More, it sold out before it was even launched! And for good reason: Lilla Rogers was a successful illustrator in NYC, and she’s got decades of experience with tons of insight to share with you.

Want to find out how you can get your gorgeous art in your favorite magazines? Let Lilla show you how!

Class starts today! Sign up here.

 

Sarah Walsh for Honest History Magazine

 


 

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10/21/19

The one question Kendra Binney would love to be asked, plus incredible new work

Today we’d love to share some highlights from Kendra Binney’s portfolio. We’re delighted with how, in such a short period of time, she’s taking off in children’s book illustration and getting loads of card and stationery gigs, among other commissions.

Kendra writes: I’m a nature loving painter, draw-er, pet collecting mess maker. All of my best clothes are covered in dirt, paint, and animal hair.

What’s the strangest work experience you’ve ever had?
I randomly met a woman one time who had tattoos of my artwork completely covering both her arms. There are probably odder experiences, but that one stands out. It was pretty flattering.

What question would you most like to be asked?
“Kendra, can I please clean your house everyday, forever?”

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Kendra Binney

Animation by Natasha Dewitz

 

World map commissioned by Oopsy Daisy
Buy it here

 

This piece was created for my Illustrating Children’s Books course for the double page spread assignment. The text for the course was “A Girl Who Said NO!”, a story about Greta Thunberg written by co-teacher Zoë Tucker.

 

Kendra submitted this piece for our Global Talent Search and it sealed the deal for representation with us (along with her incredible body of work).

 

Kendra illustrated this lovely piece for Poses week for my
Illustrating Children’s Book course.

 

Kendra created this magical and moody piece for Folktale Week.

 

Various products for Roger LaBorde
Buy them here

 

Calypso Cards
Buy it here

 

Original wall art

 

A beautiful editorial piece by Kendra Binney

 

Join me! CLASS STARTS MONDAY, OCTOBER 28TH. In this four-week live course, you’ll find out how to get work in this cool and lucrative market, whether you have previous experience or not; what to show on your website or Instagram to get magazine work; how to come up with concepts in your own style; and much more.

 


 

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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Lilla
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10/16/19

Here’s why these artists get so many exciting commissions. A new animation, a piece for Disney/Hyperion plus whole bunch of gorgeous personal pieces available for licensing

Today I’d love to give you a tour of some recent pieces by our artists and a little bit about why they attract so many commissions.

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Sarajo Frieden

Animation by Natasha Dewitz

We love Sarajo Freiden’s appealing art, and in particular, how she depicts characters. Sarajo has illustrated a number of books and loads of articles–we’re talking The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Boston Globe–and a huge mix of work for brands like All Bran, Klutz, and Godiva Chocolatier because of her lively characters, juicy color and fresh style.

 

Clairice Gifford

Clairice is regularly commissioned to illustrate book covers, magazine headlines, and pretty gift products because she creates such beautiful typography, interspersed with her charming illustrations. I’m talking Celestial Seasonings packaging, a Clarkson Potter coloring book, Crate & Barrel ornaments, a whole bolt fabric line, even a rom-com map for Entertainment Weekly!

Flow Magazine (France)

 

Tara Lilly

Two of the most amazing things about Tara’s work and why she gets so many commissions–greeting cards, licensed product lines with Anthropologie, a gratitude planner for Scholastic, an illustrated book on Emily Dickinson–are her absolutely stunning color palettes and her beautiful way with paint. I find her art calming.

Personal piece, available for licensing

 

Bonnie Dain

One of the striking elements of Bonnie’s work is her loose, bold black line that seems to dance with an uninhibited freedom. Her strong line is one of the reasons why she gets so many book cover commissions–her line reads well small which is important on book sites such as Amazon.

Disney|Hyperion

 

Flora Waycott

Flora Waycott’s brand-new book is now available! Buy your copy on Amazon or Indiebound and enjoy drawing lots of wonderful things via Flora’s charming step-by-step illustrations.

 

Helen Dardik

It would probably be easier to chat about what kinds of jobs Helen has not been commissioned to illustrate! From wine glasses to chocolate packaging, to book covers and magazine illustrations, Helen, who boasts almost 300K Instagram followers, is always in demand. Her style is wholly unique, sporting exuberant color that is broadly appealing.

Personal piece, available for licensing

 

Carolyn Gavin

Another artist that gets a vast array of commissions is Carolyn Gavin. From wine labels, temporary tattoos, chocolate packaging, puzzles, home decor collections, apparel, magazine illustrations, and loads of packaging illustrations for L’Occitane, she’s worked in pretty much every category you can think of. Her paint is luscious. See why she has almost 400K followers on Instagram. Yeah, you read that right.

Collection for Ooh La La Fabric

 

Hsinping Pan

Here’s another artist with a wholly original style, and the ability to illustrate concepts in a delightful way. This is exactly why she has illustrated THREE children’s books for James Patterson in the Big Words for Little Geniuses series.

Bigger Words for Little Geniuses (Jimmy Patterson Books)

 

Kate Mason

Besides her work–a sloth!–for the beloved quirky company Blue Q, Kate has done ornaments for Crate and Barrel, designs for Hasbro’s Baby Alive, bags for Publix stores, and loads of greeting cards, but maybe my favorite is her surface design for garden pots and birdhouses. She gets work in these markets because her work has an appealing, accessible charm with a touch of quirkiness. Her colors are like candy, and her imagery is a delight to peruse.

Personal piece, available for licensing

 

Linda Ketelhut

In addition to a card deck for Chronicle, print ads for Ivory soap, and reusable bags for Safeway, one of Linda’s most meaningful commissions was a recent series of covers for Oncology Nursing Magazine. There is an ethereal quality to Linda’s work that has great appeal.

Personal piece, available for licensing

 


 

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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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!

 

 

9/30/19

The big reveal: See the work our artists created for my recent Illustrating Children’s Book course

Today, we’d love to show you work by our artists that they created for my recent course, Illustrating Children’s Books, which I co-teach online with art director Zoë Tucker. We emphasize the importance of creating a compelling character with “spark”, as Zoë often says, and the artist needs to be able to sustain continuity in the character’s poses. Most of all, the work must have an appealing, unique style appropriate for the text. Check out the work below to see this in action.

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Kendra Binney

 

Bambi Ramsey

 

Erica Root

Animation by Natasha Dewitz

 

Kelly Anne Dalton


 

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Lilla
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8/30/19

See Bambi Ramsey’s animated Farmer’s Market, Helen Dardik’s cookie packaging, and Katie Vernon’s Anthro bedding

Bambi’s red man bun, Helen’s porcupine, Rebecca’s sloth…Enjoy!

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Bambi Ramsey

Animation by Natasha Dewitz

Our newest artist, Bambi Ramsey, delights us by illustrating places that we want to go to! Love the diversity of people, the ages, the red man bun, and the baked goods table.

 

Anke Rega

Anke for my Make Art That Sells Home Decor class based on my trend board

 

Helen Dardik

Helen’s beloved and unmistakable style, for Fika’s Autumn cookie packaging

 

Katie Vernon

Dreamy watercolor bedding by Katie Vernon for Anthropologie

 

Rebecca Jones

Have you seen these at your local Whole Foods?

Rebecca Jones gets a ton of gorgeous animal work because she’s able to make her animals appealing to children. Tableware for Petit Monkey

 

Sarah Walsh

The inimitable style of Sarah Walsh, gracing this oven mitt for Blue Q

 

Tara Lilly

Gorgeous original illustrations by Tara

 


 

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Lilla
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8/12/19

GIANT NEWS! Introducing our newest Artist! Revealing her pitch for a book.

We’re absolutely delighted to announce our newest artist, Erica Root.

I first noticed Erica’s work in class, where her distinctive style showcasing soft textures and rich colors stood apart. Since then, she’s developed a strong body of work, and after working with her privately for several months, I am thrilled that she is now represented by us. I am eager to get children’s books for her, in part because that is her dream, but also because I can’t wait to see and hold the magical book I know she’ll create. I’m confident that she’ll be snapped up for commissions, so don’t hesitate to contact us if you’re interested.

We took her on for several reasons. In addition to being able to illustrate incredible children’s books with appealing characters, we can envision her powerful editorial work gracing the pages of magazines and websites. Check out her Ida B. Wells illustration below.

Read on to see her book pitch idea…

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Erica Root

Animation by Natasha Dewitz

It’s not easy to recreate Alice, but Erica has made a lovely Alice here. Besides the elegant color palette, the floating items help tell the story.

 

Erica illustrated this spread to demonstrate how she might illustrate a story in vignettes. In class, we encourage showing dramatic poses in a pitch. Exhibit A: Alice falling down the hole, hair flying upward.

 

This is one of my favorite characters Erica has created. I loved the softness of her trademark shading, the quiet color palette, the hand lettering, and the bright eyes that suggest a story is ready to be told.

 

This powerful likeness was created for the suffragette assignment for my Assignment Bootcamp course. This may have been the point where I stood up and took notice of Erica. Once I pulled myself off the floor, I took a deeper look: the telling tattoo imagery on her body, the piercing eyes, the suffragette badge on her mustard hat. We’re constantly getting assignments to illustrate powerful women in history, so we saw this piece as a plus.

 

We were impressed with this fresh take on emotions, plus the lovely Freedom and Letting Go bird banners as an embellishment to the figure.

 

One of things I look for is wit in an artist’s work. That tells me the artist may be capable of initiating their own projects. See next image…

 

Erica was a student in my MBA course (Money Bad Ass) where I fell in love with the lists she created. I’m currently working with her on a book concept of 52 lists, so please don’t hesitate to contact us to see the pitch or to chat.

 

‘The Real Life Mom Recipe’ (excerpt). This is the kind of wit and style I love.

Reach out to us to see more of Erica’s work or chat about your projects. See more of her work on our site here or on her site here.

 


 

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!
—>My newest course, Illustrating Children’s Books Plus, starts today! Join me for this exciting 3-week live course. I’ve written three kooky mini texts for it that I think you’ll love illustrating.
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Lilla
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7/31/19

My favorite picks this week

We love showing you the latest and greatest by our artists. In this edition: a dragon, two unicorns, mermaids, a sloth, a wolf, and we think it’s a yeti. Plus lots of gorgeous lettering.

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Kelly Anne Dalton

Animation by Natasha Dewitz

 

Rebecca Jones

Galison/Mudpuppy

Clairice Gifford

Valentine’s Card for BBDO Worldwide for AT&T campaign

 

Tara Lilly

Bedding for Anthropologie

 

Helen Dardik

Journal cover for Compendium

 

Hsinping Pan

Jimmy Patterson Books

 

Åsa Gilland

Personal piece

 

Jennifer M. Potter

Personal piece for Folktale Week

 

Julia Christians

Goal Map created for Lilla’s MATS Money Bad Ass (MBA) Class

 


 

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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Lilla
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P. S. Read what our clients have to say about working with our agency here!
7/15/19

A few of my favorite picks

Today I’m sharing a few of my favorite picks by my artists.

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Anke Rega

Animation by Anke Rega

 

Kelly Anne Dalton

Kelly Anne is currently taking my Illustrating Children’s Book course and writes, “Time for another round of Make Art That Sells Illustrating Children’s Books. I chose “Greta & the Wolves”, a wonderful text by co-teacher Zoe Tucker. I can’t wait to dig into the story and Greta’s world over the next four weeks.”

 

Kendra Binney

 

Clairice Gifford

Clairice writes, “I recently did the design for these Fika cookie boxes for Valentine’s Day. So excited to see the actual packaging and is it bad I’m even more excited to eat the cookies. The lettering says ‘many hugs’ in Swedish.”

 

Mara Penny

 

Hsinping Pan

Click on this image to see a delightful video that Hsinping Pan created for Land of Nod.

 

Åsa Gilland

Åsa writes, “Here’s a sneak peek of something I’ve been working on. Last year started out very rough but in autumn some amazing things happened. The fabulous Lilla Rogers Studio took me on and I remember telling Lilla that I’d love to illustrate a children’s book. I am so grateful that happened and for getting to work on this beautiful story The Perfect Shelter for Little Tiger Press, coming in the Spring of 2020. Crazy what can happen in a year.”

 

Bambi Ramsey

Bambi writes, “Meet Jack and Pearl… working on my characters for the latest Make Art That Sells kids book class and getting happily swept away by a world of tide pools and ocean goodness. Story by the lovely Zoe Tucker“. I can’t wait to see where this goes.

 


 

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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Lilla
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Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells courses

 

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7/8/19

Here’s our GIANT ANNOUNCEMENT: THE BIG REVEAL–0UR NEWEST ARTIST!

Do you know what we love? We love signing artists. First, we love following them, then secretly working with them, and then finally announcing them. Why? Because as agents we love getting artists work. We really do. It’s just the way we’re made.

So when we see an artist like BAMBI RAMSEY, and all the amazing work she’s created, we envision her work on brilliantly illustrated books, magical children’s books, very cool editorial work, pretty fabric, happy toys, gorgeous lush floral cards, and just about everything else in the whole wide world.

We are delighted to now represent the brilliantly talented Bambi Ramsey.

Let me talk you through some of my favorite pieces.

 


 

Meet our newest artist, Bambi Ramsey

 

Here’s how I know that Bambi will be busy with commissions: I popped her art into this Bingo board I made for my Make Art That Sells students. You can see that she hits such a vast array of markets, subjects, moods, and more which is what I love to see in an artist’s body of work. I’m so eager to see what her first jobs are!

 

Find Fuchsia Food Fast

When I first saw this piece that Bambi created for a text I wrote for my Illustrating Children’s Book course, I knew I was dying to see her work in children’s books. Imagine what it would be like for the child who is looking through this book–the delight as they notice all the details like the shelf of jams, spotting the cat eyeing the love birds on the second floor, and did you notice the rocket ship in the alley? Contact us to chat about your book project. Let’s make it happen.

 

Bambi and I worked together for a few months before I signed her, and Senior Agent Susan McCabe and I wanted to see how she would do a full page illustration for a farmer’s market. We were also curious to see how she’d illustrate men. Result–> man bun man and flip-flop man. This stunning gem is what she did. Are you beginning to see why we just had to take on Bambi? Plus, she is wonderful to work with, and super-professional from all her years at a whole bunch of art departments.

 

Bambi took a whole bunch of my courses, and we love how each time she took the Children’s Book course, she developed her work in a different direction. Here, Bambi displays her ability to illustrate an historical text, researching period clothing.

 

Bambi crushed it in the Creating Collections for Home Decor course. She’s got such a gift for lettering, as you see above, and also further down this newsletter in the Patti Smith piece. When called for, she’s able to vibe out the color palette that’s right for the market. Here, she’s focusing on watery violet, gold, and black.

 

I always want to see winter holiday in a portfolio, and was delighted to spot this in Bambi’s portfolio. Folk art + winter holiday.

 

I worked privately with Bambi the past few months so that she could create a few more pieces to round out her portfolio. I asked her to illustrate any famous woman she wanted because we’re getting a lot of work for those kinds of images. She floored me with this portrait of Isobelle Eberhardt–a woman before her time–a Swiss explorer who moved to Algeria, dressed as a man, and was a writer and advocate of decolonialization. Not only did Bambi select a fascinating person, but the illustration is drop-dead gorgeous. I literally let out a gasp when I saw it.

 

Bambi already had this piece in her portfolio when I contacted her. I simply asked her to make it a tiny bit more ‘editorial’ by adding text to the cover of the book and scattering some seed packets around the figure, telling a quiet story of gardening.

 

I’m always happy when I see florals in a portfolio. They get work.

 

Patti Smith: The lettering. The intense, gorgeous face. The rich color palette. I mean, seriously, what more do you need? Case closed; let’s sign Bambi. So give us a shout and let’s make it happen with your project.

 

Yup, she was a semi-finalist in our highly competitive Global Talent Search. By the way, in lieu of the GTS this year, we are hand-picking artists from my MATS courses. I love the GTS, but I also am loving the ability to just swoop in and sign an artist I’m loving from class. Stay tuned.

 


 

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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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!