6/11/21

Join me TODAY at 12:00 PM ET for a free LIVE Zoom with our newest artist, Tequitia Andrews.

 

I’ll ask Tequitia how and why she went from traditional media to digital media, how her sociology major helped inform her work, thoughts on representation and empowering self-love and more. Come for the chat; stay for her gorgeous slideshow. Plus we’ll take a few questions live.
(Don’t worry–you won’t be seen on screen.)
We can’t wait!

 

 

Tequitia Andrews, illustrator
Richmond, Virginia, USA

 

Amazing work, right? I love it.

 

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
3/4/21

Join me today at 12:00 PM ET as I chat with one of my newest artists!

As you probably know we’ve just recently taken on the fabulous Kay Wolfersperger, and we wanted a chance to catch up with her to chat about her vibrant-colored and lively work.

 

Join us today on Zoom at 12pm ET
click here to join our free public WebinART with our artist Kay Wolfersperger.

 

I’ll ask Kay how she went from graphic design to illustration, how she developed her range of work from children’s book illustration to lettering to home decor. Come enjoy her gorgeous art in a slideshow. We’ll take questions live, too.
See you soon!

 

Kay Wolfersperger,illustrator
Savannah, GA
 
2/22/21

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

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

However, we just couldn’t resist these three stellar artists, who consistently wowed me with their class assignments. All three took my Illustrating Children’s Book course at least once–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

 

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Erin is a former video game producer who has been drawing and painting for most of her life.
Her varied inspirations include video games, Studio Ghibli, beautiful food, and vintage botanical illustrations.
We’re delighted to welcome Erin Vanessa to our group! We absolutely adore her lush illustrations loaded with masterful watercolor textures and compelling details.
See her portfolio here.
Above: Erin created this gem for my home decor course and and was one of the first pieces of hers that made me say hmmm….I may have to take her on! She continued to astound me, and the rest is history.

 

 

Animation by Natasha Dewitz

 

 

Savannah, Georgia, USA
Please give a big round of applause to Kay Wolfersperger. A grad of SCAD and MATS, Kay’s robust and lively work is a joy to behold. Every time Kay submitted a piece for class, I was consistently wow’d. As an agent, I knew her varied and appealing lettering, smart illustrations of people, and brilliant children’s book illustration work would bode well for a busy and stellar career.
See her portfolio here.

 

Want to meet one of our newest artists, Kay Wolfersperger? Join me for
my WebinART on Thursday, March 4th. Watch your inbox for details.

 

 

 

Animation by Natasha Dewitz

 

Sacramento, California, USA

 

“I happily work out of a light-filled studio in my backyard with a few dogs at my feet. I mostly use gouache for my illustrations and find inspiration in the details and diversity of everyday life.”
–Tisha Lee

 

See her portfolio here.
Let me introduce you to Tisha Lee.
When I saw this collection (below) that Tisha Lee created for my text
I Paint Purple for my Illustrating Children’s Books course I knew immediately that I wanted to represent her. It’s that simple. The level of sophistication, painterly mastery, and color palettes were impressive. Sign her up! She’ll have a stellar career garnering some sought-after gigs.

 

 

 

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
2/12/21

You’re gonna swoon over some of our top favorite greeting card images that our artists created for our Menagerie.

Today we’re excited to share with you some gorgeous greeting card art our artists have created for the Menagerie–we’re talking Sarah Walsh’s sneaker vase. We’ve thrilled to report that we’ve already licensed a number of beautiful card images (see Mara’s image below that has been scooped up already!)

If you haven’t checked out our 5th Annual Lilla’s Menagerie, don’t wait! Simply click on this special link to see all the brand-new work that you’ve been waiting for, available for licensing or for ideas to commission.
Enter this password: loveart.

Once in the gallery, be sure to click “View All”.
Above: Check out this gorgeousness.
Scroll down to see some of our top favorites from the 150 new images we received!

 

Available for license as of this writing.

 

Available for license as of this writing.

 

Available for license as of this writing.

 

Available for license as of this writing.

 

Sorry, folks! This one has just been picked up and isn’t available, but contact us to see more of Mara’s work!

 

Available for license as of this writing.

 

Available for license as of this writing.
COMING THIS TUESDAY: Our favorite puzzle images. Watch your inbox!

 

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
2/8/21

THE BIG REVEAL IS HERE! Our Annual Art Menagerie–Check out our huge collection of brand-new work by our artists.

Illustration by Sarah Walsh
Illustration by Erica Root
Animation by Natasha Dewitz

 

TODAY’S THE BIG REVEAL! It’s our 5th Annual Lilla’s Art Menagerie and we’ve got over 150 brand-new, alluring, gorgeous images to show you, our favorite art directors. Our aim is to provide you with inspiring new work for the themes you look for most.
A few months ago, agents Susan McCabe and Kim Fleming created hugely inspiring trend boards for our artists based on themes and concepts that our clients ask for the most. We let the boards loose on our artists, and boy, did they run with them! You’ll find art that’s perfect for puzzles, loads of stunning children’s book examples, and plenty of luscious card art ready to license, and much more.

 

Art Directors: Many greeting card companies snap up images the first day of our Menagerie (today!), just saying.
Do you commission work? You’ll be sure to be inspired by what you see.

 

Easy! Just click on this special link to see all the brand-new Menagerie work that you’ve been waiting for.

 

Enter this password: loveart

 

Once in the gallery, be sure to click “View All”.

 

Sarah Walsh created this painted gem for the Menagerie, inspired by our theme of diversity for greeting cards. Want to see more brand-new Menagerie images by the hugely popular and in-demand artist Sarah Walsh?
Click here! Password: loveart

 

This magical image by Kendra Binney would be amazing as a dreamy puzzle, an incredible nature-y non-fiction illustrated book, an eye-catching bolt fabric collection, a line of stationery products like journal covers, greeting cards and more.
Contact us to license this image or commission work. To see more of Kendra’s brand new work and that of our other artists for the Menagerie, click here. Password: loveart

 

When I first saw this image by Åsa Gilland, I immediately wrote back and told her that I envision her doing a Fruit Facts non-fiction book loaded with fully illustrated fun fruit facts!
Contact us if interested. See more of Åsa’s work for the Menagerie here. Password: loveart
See more art!
Be sure to click this link, (password loveart)
to see the collection of over 150 brand-new pieces by our artists and snap up images or be inspired for your next project.
Illustration (right) by

 

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
2/5/21

Want a sneak peek at brand-new images for our Menagerie? A third eye, a mermaid, and Love Grows Here.

Above: Bambi Ramsey.

 

It’s almost here–our Annual Art Menagerie, loaded full of over 150 brand new images by our artists, based on our trend boards and assignments we created exclusively for our artists to showcase new work in the categories and subject matter you often request.
Stay glued to your inbox on Monday morning at 10AM ET for our 5th Annual Menagerie where you’ll get your link to the gorgeous new artwork made just for YOU.
Scroll down for a sneak peek!

 

Animation by Natasha Dewitz

 

Q: How will I access the work?
A: You’ll get an email on Monday February 8th at 10AM ET with a link and a special password where you can view the work.
Be poised to pounce! The art will go fast. Get ready to commission because our artists will book up.

 

Q. What will I see in the Menagerie gallery?
A. You’ll see fabulous new art never before shown publicly, ready to be snapped up for your dreamy projects, or to inspire you to commission something magical.
Available for license as of this writing.

 

Ta-da! We’re now revealing of FOUR gorgeous new pieces which will be among the 100 new images on display in the Menagerie gallery next week.
Looking for art for your dreamy project? Art for a beautiful greeting card line? A calendar Illustration? Puzzle and game imagery? Children’s book illustrations? Maybe one of these fits the bill!
Contact us now to license!

 

 

 

Contact us now to license!

 

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
2/4/21

Check out this Menagerie SNEAK PEEK! New images revealed.

Above: Janie Secker.

 

Our 5th Annual Art Menagerie is ready to burst onto your screen in just four days!
We know you’re gonna love the incredible brand-new work that our artists have created in response to our custom assignments.
Scroll down! I’ve selected a few sneak peeks to show you, just to give you an idea of the incredible gallery of work you’re going to see this coming Monday–over one hundred images have been created just for this event!

 

Animation by Natasha Dewitz

 

Available for license as of this writing

 

Q: How will I access the work?
A: You’ll get an email on Monday, February 8th at 10AM ET with a link and a special password where you can instantly view the work.
Be poised to pounce! Many images will get scooped up for licensing deals. Don’t license, but looking to commission? No worries! But hurry, because many of our artists will get booked up.

 

Q. What will I see in the Menagerie gallery?
A. You will see fabulous new art never shown publicly before, ready to be snapped up. You’ll find a vast array of images suitable for greeting cards, puzzles, journals, fabric, and much more!

 

Take a look at these three extraordinary images our artists created for the Menagerie coming up this Monday. Thinking cards, journal covers, puzzle imagery? Yes, these are available for license!
Want to see more incredible work? Stay tuned. Watch for your email this Monday for the link to the gallery.

 

 

 

 

Contact us to license now!
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
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