1/19/21

My interview plus recent illustration picks by my artists.

Margo Tantau’s podcast featuring Lilla!

 

Recently, I was interviewed on Creative Director Margo Tantau’s Windowsill Chats podcast. As two women who have been involved in creative businesses for a long time, I thoroughly enjoyed chatting with Margo about art, business, our personal lives, and more.
Click here to listen to our lively and informative chat.

 

I thought you’d enjoy some recent illustrations by our artists.

 

Animation by Natasha Dewitz

 

Created for Will Smith’s Facebook Watch series
(Westbrook Entertainment)

 

Available for license as of this writing.

 

Letterpress calendar by Hsinping
Available for license as of this writing.

 

Available for license as of this writing.

 

Better Homes & Gardens magazine

 

Available for license as of this writing.
From Katie: “Because when you finish painting flowers, you fill the space with pizza. Duh.”

 

 

The Editorial Live course is back by popular demand after the Spring 2019 course sold out before it was even officially launched.
I’m very excited about the text/audio I’ve selected for you to illustrate. Join me for the January 2021 course – grab your spot now!
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
1/13/21

I’d like to show you a few of my favorite food illustrations by our artists, from Mara Penny’s cheese plate to Sarah Papworth’s smoothie illustration.

MATS Editorial class starts this Monday!
Jump on Zoom with me for the (free) first day of class.
Monday January 18th 12PM ET
Years ago, I relished being a full-time illustrator. Among my favorite projects were editorial assignments. Why? I loved getting manuscripts to curl up with and pore over. It was an opportunity to draw a vast range of things–for example, I was commissioned to draw a portrait of Tom Petty for Rolling Stone, or Syrian mosques for a Japanese travel magazine.
Join me for my hugely popular four-week live Editorial course. I’ll teach you 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 and online work; how to come up with concepts in your own style; and much more.

Food & Recipes

Today, we’d like to show you some yummy food and recipe illustrations by our artists. Contact us to assign or license art. We’re happy to help you find the perfect artist or gorgeous images for your project!

 

Available for license as of this writing.

 

Available for license as of this writing.

 

Available for license as of this writing.

 

Carolyn created this gorgeous pitch for my Creating Collections for Home Decor course. Fabulously enough, Tag picked it up for a collection of jugs, bowls, plates, aprons, teapots, cups, measuring spoons and tea towels!

 

They Draw and Cook

 

Available for license as of this writing.

 

Available for license as of this writing.

 

Bambi created this gorgeous pitch for my Creating Collections for Home Decor course. Available for license as of this writing.

 

Mazzanti

 

Creativebug is celebrating 5 years of daily art practice by offering their Daily Practice classes for FREE in January!
My Creativebug class “Treasure Hunt Your Artistic Style” is included. You can access it for free here.
Whether you draw or sew, paint or print, work collaboratively or by yourself, you’ll find classes that spark your imagination and challenge your creativity.
Enjoy!

 

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
11/11/20

A conversation with our new Toy and Game Agent, Riley Wilkinson

Catch the replay of my conversation with our new Toy & Game Agent Riley Wilkinson.
We chat about his experience in the Toy industry, and riff new game ideas on the spot. Too fun to miss!
Replay link
Passcode: gv7ah^J%
9/14/20

Guess who I’m interviewing next? Plus see how our artists’ work is made into apparel.

Coming this Thursday!
Above: Cover of Flow magazine
Above and right: available for licensing
Join me Thursday for lucky WebinART #13 as I chat with the lovely
and show her gorgeous work.
This Thursday,
September 17th
at 12.30 PM ET.
—–
We’ll be broadcasting live on Zoom here on Thursday. See you then!
WebinART link here
Password: Marenthe77
Our last WebinART and portfolio showcase with Jennifer M Potter was so inspiring. You can catch the replay here; Password: 6Vb^%SLf
Find links to our entire WebinART series HERE.

 

Apparel by our Artists
Below, see how our artists’ stunning work makes such
appealing apparel!
Charming watercolor patterns on blouses for Anthropologie,
by Carolyn Gavin.

 

Papaya shoes? Blue leopard shoes? Yes please! Sarah Walsh’s art was licensed for Soludos sneakers and slip ons.
Buy them here and here.

 

Sarah Papworth’s brilliant Women’s Suffrage tee for Piccolina.
Her colors ❤️

 

Super sweet line of unicorn children’s apparel by Tara Lilly
for Millie loves Lily.
Availble on Zulily.

 

Fun tees illustrated by Zoë Ingram for Earth Nymph

 

Helen Darkik’s signature patterns make gorgeous babywear,
licensed to Mimah.

 

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
9/3/20

Today’s profile on an artist that has been represented by us for 15 years–the incomparable Helen Dardik.

Today: Spotlight on Helen Dardik!

 

With over 330K Instagram followers and clients including Nickelodeon, Target, teNeues, Crate&Barrel, HarperCollins, Chronicle Books, and the Intercontinental Hotel, Helen Dardik is one of the most beloved and recognizable artists in the business.
Contact us to assign or license art. We’re happy to help you find the perfect artist or gorgeous images for your project!

 

 

Illustration commissioned for wall art for Oopsy Daisy
Animation by Natasha Dewitz

 

Helen Dardik
at the Yves Saint Laurent Museum and the Majorelle Garden in Marrakesh, Morocco
My dream jobs are book covers, making patterns for any kind of surface, and anything that gives me the freedom to do what I do best.
–Helen Dardik
Read more about Helen in her Q&A section.

 

Helen’s Signature Book with Chronicle Books

 

Photo: Chronicle Books
The beloved publishing company, Chronicle Books, approached Helen Dardik wishing to publish a monograph of her idiosyncratic work. How amazing is that? Garden Party is a collection of Helen’s eccentric, signature sketches.
Dardik’s pen-and-ink drawings are replicated from her sketchbooks and interspersed with quotes from classic novels such as Alice in Wonderland and The Secret Garden.
Dardik’s illustrations of girl-fairies, flora, and fauna create a magical, dreamy world. Many of her characters are hybrid girl/plant creatures whose friends include a menagerie of cats, dogs, and other critters.
Chronicle Books

 

Instagram Videos

 

 

Card set for Lagom Design

 

Set of 12 cards bursting with technicolor and pattern
and adorned with gold foiled lettering.

 

1000-piece puzzle for Fred & Friends
made of 90% recycled material and printed with soy-based inks

 

Wooden stringing bead set in custom box for Auzou

 

Helen’s signature patterns & watercolor work
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.
8/17/20

Guess who I’m interviewing next? Plus a time-lapse video by Sarah Walsh

Coming this Thursday!

 

Jennifer M Potter
San Francisco
Above and below:
Claude: The True Story of a White Alligator (Sasquatch Books)
Join me Thursday for our WebinART #11 as I chat with the unparalleled
and view her gorgeous work.
This Thursday,
August 20th at 12.30 PM ET.
—–
We’ll be broadcasting live on Zoom here on Thursday. See you then!
WebinART link here
Password: Jennifer77

 

Did you miss last week’s WebinART and portfolio showcase with Kelly Anne Dalton? You can catch the replay here; Password: 51Zfn7.f

 

Find links to our entire WebinART series HERE.

 

 

 

Congratulations to Åsa Gilland whose book The Perfect Shelter (Little Tiger Press) also received a starred Kirkus Review.

 

“Gilland’s illustrations use gorgeous layered colors, patterns, and clean lines with plenty of white space for thoroughly engaging pictures.”

 

 

 

 

Check out this lovely piece that Janie Secker did for one of the assignments for my text, I Paint Purple, for my Illustrating Children’s Book course. Stay tuned for an upcoming newsletter and see the big reveal of all the work by our artists for class!

 

 

Click here to see a time-lapse of Sarah Walsh creating this piece.

 

Sarah writes:
I’m in portrait/fan art mode! Been nibbling at this piece for a minute and finished last week. If you don’t know, Slick Woods @slickwoods is a dynamo, an artist, and a boundary breaker. Giving her the label of supermodel seems so narrow! Slick is a beam of bad a*s light! She’s changing the tired perception of what beauty is in the world and I’m here for it. She’s worked with Rihanna, Mark Jacobs, UGGS, Vogue and soooooo many others. Not only is she incredibly beautiful, she’s hilarious as well. Her one liners on @lauraperlongo Moms In Hot Tubs kill me. (Yes she’s also a mom) Slick your spirit speaks to me! I had to put my brush to the paper✨✨✨✨✨

 

 

Puzzle by Crocodile Creek
Rebecca writes:
It’s always a lovely surprise when I come across one of my illustrations unexpectedly. Spotted my little mouse puzzle in a gorgeous gift shop by the beach.

 

 

Available for licensing as of this writing.
8/13/20

Join me today at 12:30 PM ET as I chat with our artist Kelly Anne Dalton and view her magical dream world of illustrations.

 
Join us TODAY at 12:30 PM ET for the next in our series of WebinARTs with our artist Kelly Anne Dalton, whose magical art has been commissioned on a variety of illustration projects for top clients including Quarto Publishing, Random House, Sellers Publishing, The Washington Post, Editions Auzou, and more.

 

Click here to join our free public WebinART on Zoom with Guest artist Kelly Anne Dalton TODAY at 12:30 PM ET. Password: Kelly77

 

I’ll ask what she did before becoming an illustrator (quite surprising!), how she tackles huge book illustration projects, what makes a great art director, how her style has morphed over time, plus enjoy her gorgeous work in a slideshow.

 

We can’t wait to see you there!

 

Kelly Anne Dalton, Illustrator
Montana, USA
We’ll have a giveaway of Kelly Anne’s illustrated book Chemistry for Kids(Quarto) (above left, and below) during the webinART.
Above: Cover for Random House

 

 

Editorial illustrations

 

 

Greeting card & Decorative illustrations

 

Above: Sellers Publishing

 

Children’s Book illustrations

 

8/11/20

Join me for my next live interview with our artist Kelly Anne Dalton as we chat about her work and career.

Join me on Thursday for #11
in our popular series of
Zoom WebinARTs as I chat with our artist
and view her gorgeous work.
This Thursday, August 13th at 12.30 PM ET.
—–
We’ll be broadcasting live on Zoom here on Thursday. See you then!
Password: Kelly77
It was so wonderful getting to know our newest artist Janie Secker in our previous WebinART. You can catch the replay here; Password: $RiEDi5y
Find links to our entire WebinART series HERE.
Left: Book cover for Random House
Below: Illustration for The Washington Post on five extraordinary young women.

 

Art Directors: Have you checked out our new PDF tab on our site yet? You’ll love all the downloadable PDFs chock full of art. You can search by category or by artist. Categories include Puzzles, Children’s Books, Home Decor pitches, and more.
Below, check out highlights of our newest PDF of packaging work, featuring commissions our artists have gotten to illustrate the packages of cookies, chocolates, ice cream, hand cream and more.
Beauty packaging for L’Occitane en Provence

 

Monthly box packaging for Fab Fit Fun
Read a great interview with our artist Helen Dardik about this project here!

 

Beauty packaging collection for L’Occitane en Provence

 

Cookie packaging for Fika

 

Illustrated collection for Godiva Chocolates

 

Ice Cream packaging for
Publix Supermarkets
Fragrance packaging for Blue Q
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
7/15/20

See Clairice’s chocolate packaging, and Mara’s houseplants.

Today we’re delighted to show you Mara’s house plants, Clairice’s chocolate packaging, and more goodness.

Scroll down to see Sarah Walsh’s wit: I miss my attention span.

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

 

Animation by Natasha Dewitz

 

Red Dragonfly artworks

 

Available for license as of this writing.

 

Available for license as of this writing.

 

Original art by Marenthe.

 

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
P. S. Follow us on Instagram for more fun.
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