11/14/18

Check out one of our newest artists, Åsa Gilland!

Åsa Gilland hails from Sweden but has lived in Indonesia for many years. I was delighted when she entered our Global Talent Search, and was one of the winners! I had had my eye on her for some time in my Make Art That Sells courses, and now I can proudly say that she is one of our newest represented artists.
With her delightful wit, fresh style, and ability to create wacky characters, I believe that she will be a big name in the children’s picture book market. Enjoy the show! See more of her work here. She’s booking quickly, as you might expect.

 

Asa writes: I’m rather obsessed about old photographs of people. This was inspired by a photo of a Lombok nobleman and his son from 1920, possibly of Balinese origin considering they were photographed with a dog. I love that the boy is wearing European-style suspenders under his embroidered short pants.

 

Asa writes: My dad was a mapmaker who’d spend summers outdoors detailing aerial photos. I’d pass time in the car, drawing creatures and folks entangled  in perplexing drama. I’m still pretty good at drawing in a moving car.

I hope you enjoyed the show! Want great art for you 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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xo
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!

 

11/6/18

Our artists’ VOTE art! See the artists and their brilliant banners.


To encourage everyone to get out and vote today, I asked my artists to create VOTE banners. Feel free to share these images (with artist credit).

 

Asa Gilland

 

 

Sarajo Frieden

Anne Bentley

Julia ChristiansSarah Papworth

John Coulter


Jennifer Potter

Kendra Binney

Mara Penny


Katie Vernon

Terri Fry Kasuba

Jenn Ski

Marco Marella

I hope you enjoyed the show! Want great art for you 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
11/2/18

Here’s a peek at our artists’ work for my Illustrating Children’s Book course

In our Illustrating Children’s Books course, Art Director Zoë Tucker and I teach that a compelling character, combined with a variety of emotions and active poses, is key to a winning children’s book.
I am delighted to show you work by my represented artists from Weeks 1 and 2 from class.
First up: Åsa Gilland is knocking it out of the park with these appealing characters. Check out the frog in an astronaut costume and the mother and child together.

Young children may not always understand the text, as they are relatively new to language, but they can easily ‘read’ and understand body language. That’s why it’s so key for an illustrator to show that they are capable of drawing poses and emotions.

Jennifer Potter has a brilliant way with light like no other student I’ve ever had in class. She illustrates warmth both literally and figuratively.

Julia Christians is booked heavily with children’s book illustration work and you can see why. She even brought Buzzy the Pillow to life beautifully, from my text Find Fuchsia Food Fast.*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah Papworth makes the most charming little gnome! Her color sense and style are gorgeous.

 

Kendra Binney is known for her gorgeous paintings, but I’m thrilled with the work she’s now doing in the children’s book realm. Magical!
Stay tuned for more great work coming out of this course.
Want to see some of the books my artists have illustrated? Check them out here.
*PICTURE BOOK EDITORS: I had a great time writing one of the texts for the class called Find Fuchsia Food Fast. It’s about Buzzy the Pillow’s search for pink foods for her friend. If you are interested in seeing it, I’d love to show you! Just let me know.
I hope you enjoyed the show! Want great art for you 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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xo
Lilla
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells courses
10/31/18

What can you put art on? Gift cards, enameled pitchers, cards with tassels, and more illustrated projects!

The fun part about being an art agency is getting all the cool products illustrated by our artists delivered to the Studio almost daily. Then I get to share them with you. Enjoy some of our latest projects!

 

Sarah Walsh for Flow Magazine

 

New work by Jessica Allen

Above: Fun stationery set by Sarah Walsh for Sellers Publishing, Inc.

Part of Zoe Ingram’shome decor collection for Creative Co-Op

 

Decorated gift cards for Macy’s by Bonnie Dain

Above: Charming greeting card by Flora Waycott for Papyrus

I hope you enjoyed the show! Want great art for you 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
10/25/18

Announcing Kendra Binney, our Global Talent Search Grand Prize winner!

As you may know, our Global Talent Search is how we primarily take on artists for representation. It’s an intense and thrilling event that offers us the honor of choosing our next artist from the very best artists working today. From over 1,000 entrants, we were beyond delighted to award Kendra Binney representation as our grand prize winner this year. I’ve known and loved her work from her participation as a student in my Make Art That Sells (MATS) courses over the years.

Kendra Binney’s stunningly beautiful and highly original, lush, and modern style is a treat for the eyes. We’re looking forward to placing her in everything from home decor lines to picture books, and everything in between. We would be delighted to put you together with Kendra for your next project. See more of her gorgeous work here.



I hope you enjoyed the show! Want great art for you 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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xo
Lilla
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells courses
10/23/18

Chocolate packaging, wooden cat beads, and more new illustrated projects

I’m delighted to show you our latest illustration projects: a juicy mix of chocolate packaging, wooden cat beads, full page travel editorial, and more. Enjoy!

A charming book fully illustrated by Katie Vernon

 

Quirky packaging for Seattle Chocolate. Below: Carolyn Gavin.

Below: Anne Bentley

Above: There’s a reason Helen Dardik gets such cool illustration gigs. Everything she does has magic.

Sarah Walsh’s HerStory book now out in several languages.

 

Oven mitt and tote by Kate Mason

Above: Packaging by Helen Dardik for Fika

Above: Halloween ornaments by Kendra Binney

 

I hope you enjoyed the show! Want great art for you 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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10/15/18

Announcing Sarah Papworth, one of our newest artists!

Sarah Papworth, one of our newest artists, was a student in my Make Art That Sells courses who I had my eye on for quite a few years. (The cool part is that I get to watch the artistic growth of my students.) So naturally I was delighted when she entered our Global Talent Search, and then, when the judges chose her for the third round.

I want to introduce her to you, if you are not already familiar with her incredible work. Get ready to see lots of her work out in the world. I am quite sure that she’ll get flooded with commissions because of her mastery of varied media and diversity of subject matter. See her at work in her studio here.

 

 


I hope you enjoyed the show! Want great art for you 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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xo
Lilla
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
10/10/18

Our Retreat Recap! See how we have fun while schmoozing with art directors.

We were thrilled to host our 5th Annual Artists & VIP Retreat at my home a few weeks ago. I’d love to share some of the highlights with you.

Above: Anke Rega, of Berlin, shows some of the artists a nifty way that she makes masks and layers on Photoshop.

Here’s the loveliness that was on Anke’s screen.

Below: Meet one of our newest artists, Åsa Gilland, who traveled from Indonesia for our event. Here, she shears some denim on craft day.

Above: Sarah Walsh drawing with a white paint pen on blue gouache.

Here I am salivating over Sarah Walsh’s art at our one-on-one speed dating. People, it’s all about the shoes, let’s face it.

 

Above: I should never leave these three alone. From right: Zoe Tucker, Brighton, England, Children’s Book Art Director who delighted all the artists with her expertise. Center:Artist Mara Penny of Oakland; Left: Zoe’s irreverent and lovable sister Dr. Kirsty Sinclair.

Above: Katie Vernon shows the artists images from her recent artist residency in Iceland.

Below: Clairice Gifford and Kendra Binney relaxing for a moment after Speed Art Dating with the Art Directors.
Senior Agent Susan McCabe with Storey Publishing Creative Director Alethea Morrison.

Below: Katie Vernon (Arizona), Anne Bentley (San Francisco)and Mara Penny (Oakland) finding pages in their books to show me for this photo.
Below: Artist Sarah Walsh with the BlueQ team Steve Wardlaw, Art Director, and Silka Glanzman, Designer, for Speed Art Dating. This is how we do business around here.

Tracy Shaw, Art Director, Jimmy Patterson Books, NYC, delighted us with her presentation on assigning book illustration.

I’m all about feeding my guests well. That lovely sloth plate was illustrated by Rebecca Jones forPetit Monkey.
Above: Senior Agent Susan McCabe with artist Anke Rega of Berlin.
 

We were honored to host Megan Gandt, Managing Art Director, Compendium, Seattle, and Ceci Butler, Designer, Design House Greetings, Minnesota. Their insights into their respective industries were illuminating.

We devote a load of time at the Retreat for the artists to do teach-ins, where they show an art supply they love, share a tech hack, etc. Here, artist Jennifer Potter (San Francisco) generously shows her speedy way to make technical pattern repeats.

I hope you enjoyed the show! Want great art for you 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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xo
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!
Join me for my Illustrating Children’s Books starting this Monday, October 15th.
9/19/18

A sloth, a llama, and blue hair. New illustrations just out!

Just out! Here’s Hsinping Pan’s second book for James Patterson Books. Her first book for the authors was a New York Times bestseller. These are really wonderful books, and Hsinping’s cover art reads so well onlne. Read on for more studio goodness.Hsinping Pan for Jimmy Patterson Books

Trina Dalziel for The Washington Post

 

We’re getting ready for our 4th Annual Artists and VIP Retreat here in Arlington, MA next weekend. Stay tuned to see more.

Above: Rubber stamping the name tags.

See last year’s Retreat photos here.

Sarah Walsh for Willow Creek Press

Tara Lilly Personal Work

Applications due September 24, 2018

I hope you enjoyed the show! Want great art for you project? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be delighted to hear from you for any of your art needs.
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Lilla
9/12/18

New illustrations! Enjoy a map of Balboa Park, paper dolls, mindful reading, and more

Enjoy a map of Balboa Park, paper dolls, mindful reading, and more. Contact us for all of your illustration needs. We’re happy to help!Katie Vernon for National Geographic Traveler

 

Clairice Gifford for Éditions Auzou

Zoe Ingram for Creative Co-Op
Rebecca Jones for Crocodile Creek
Anne Bentley for Planet Mindful
I hope you enjoyed the show! Want great art for you project? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be delighted to hear from you for any of your art needs. Susan and Joanne are standing by!
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