2/7/18

Get ready to flip out. Gorgeous products by Tara Lilly for Anthropologie.

Revel in the beauty of these new products by our artist Tara Lilly for Anthropologie. The beautifully painted imagery and the stunning color palettes are the reasons why Tara is in high demand! Her favorite show is Antiques Roadshow and if she weren’t an illustrator, she’d be a treasure hunter. Read more about Tara here.

 

 

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2/2/18

What happens when my artists take my class? See why I love these two.

Here’s what happens when my artists (many of whom are my e-course grads) take my course Assignment Bootcamp. This work was from the January assignment where I asked the students to draw what they imagine might be in the bag of one of 12 badass women. Then they were to turn it into a book cover. Just for fun, students got assigned their person to illustrate based on the student’s birthday month. (By the way, you can still get into this lively class for the next 4 months of assignments and other goodness, but registration closes tonight, so hurry!)
This is a very exciting new look for my artist Zoe Ingram. I don’t think I’ve ever seen Zoe do portraits quite like this so I was delighted to see her thoughtful rendering of Maira Kalman, the iconic illustrator.

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1/31/18

Peek into Sarah Walsh’s sketchbook!

When Sarah Walsh was here, I took some photos of her gorgeous and fascinating sketchbook pages. I thought you’d enjoy a peek inside. It’s always interesting to see what work an artist does purely for herself.

Sarah Walsh

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1/24/18

Brand New Work!

Today, I’m delighted to present you brand new work by my artists that show off their ability to do amazingly charming children’s picture books. It’s about three things: appealing characters, charming settings, and a fresh style. Fun fact: Four of these pieces happen to include dogs.
Contact us to assign your next book or see more. Our artists are a total pleasure to work with, and so are our agents Susan and Joanne. We’d love to hear from you!





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1/19/18

What makes a great portrait? More Menagerie Sneak Peeks!

Let’s chat about how my artist Anne Bentley paints portraits so beautifully. She includes only the essential qualities of likeness and leaves out extraneous stuff. There’s a kind of visual efficiency. But then, she goes full-on decorative in the background to tell the rest of the story. Here, she paints the distinctive features of beloved British writer Virginia Woolf–the bits of white under the iris, the slight droop of the lower lid, the long oval face and narrow nose. But then, the gorgeous Bloomsbury-esque wallpaper motifs in the background tell some more of the story. I hope you enjoy seeing some of Anne’s work she painted for our Art Menagerie.

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XO
Lilla

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1/17/18

Here’s why I love being an agent. One of the reasons.

Here’s one of the reasons that I love being an agent. My artists make cards for me for my birthday, and I wanted to share a few of them with you because they deserve to be shared! Hope you enjoy them.

Clairice Gifford

 

Marenthe

 

Mara Penny

 

Katie Vernon

 

Rebecca Jones

 

Helen Dardik

 

Jon Cannell

 

Terri Fry Kasuba

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1/12/18

MORE MENAGERIE GREATNESS!

 

If interested, contact Susan or Joanne to get link and password. Artwork will go fast!

1/10/18

OUR 2ND ANNUAL MENAGERIE IS NOW LIVE!

Ladies and gentlemen! Children of all ages! Step right up and see the show! It’s our 2nd Annual Lilla’s Menagerie! I am thrilled with all the great new work that my artists have created for this event, and I hope you are delighted!

Prepare to be amazed! Until this moment, no one outside of the Studio has seen these images!
Be sure to contact Susan or Joanne via email or call us at the studio: 781-641-2787 to get dibs on your favorite pieces. They will go fast!
Here’s a sneak peek, revealed here for the first time ever:
Like what you see? This is just the tip of the iceberg! Art directors: you should have received a link and password in our newsletter dated 1/10/2018. Contact Susan or Joanne if you did not.
We hope you’ll be inspired to commission, license or buy work for you projects. In the meantime, don’t hesitate to contact us. We love to hear from you!
XO
Lilla
, Susan, Joanne, Julia and Patty (a.k.a. the Studio Ladies)
1/9/18

Our 2018 Art Mengerie goes live tomorrow! You’ll see a Mary Quant portrait by Anne Bentley, a violin man by Hsinping Pan, and “The Anatomy of a Cheese Plate” by Mara Penny. And that’s just for starters!

We can’t wait to share our 2nd Annual Menagerie with you! You’re going to love the artwork that will be revealed tomorrow, January 10th in a private password-protected gallery.

We are making it super-easy for you to see loads of new work–without traveling. No flight, no hotel, no cabs! Our artists have created tons of brand-new work just for this online event.

You’ll be gobsmacked by the art that the artists have created for this. Revel in the beauty! Honestly, I’m curious to hear which images you love.

You’ll see a Mary Quant portrait by Anne Bentley, a violin man by Hsinping Pan, and “The Anatomy of a Cheese Plate” by Mara Penny. And that’s just for starters!

Art by Sarah Walsh

Q: When do I get to see all this fabulous new work?
A: You’ll be the very first to see the work from the comfort of your desk tomorrow, January 10th!

Q: How will I access the work?
A: You’ll get an email tomorrow at 9AM ET with a link and a special password where you can view the work. Or email Susan or Joanne for the password. Be poised to snap up the art you want because they go fast. Get ready to commission because our artists will book up.

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We hope you’ll be inspired to commission, license or buy work for you projects. In the meantime, don’t hesitate to contact us. We love to hear from you!

XO
Lilla, Susan, Joanne, Julia and Patty (a.k.a. the Studio Ladies)

Looking to take my popular assignment class? I love to create assignments to encourage you to make your best art. Class started yesterday but there’s still time to join me! Read more here.

1/8/18

A mermaid in a bathtub? A zebra brushing its teeth?

 

Get ready for our 2nd Annual Menagerie! It’s a cornucopia of fresh, new artwork by our artists that will be revealed this Wednesday, January 10th in a private, password-protected gallery.  

Art by Sarah Walsh

Our amazing artists have created tons of brand new work from trend boards that I created just for this event. The trend boards are geared around the themes you request most often, and the images they’ve created from the boards will blow you away.
Our artists have made loads of brilliant NEW pieces for the Menagerie! Subject matter ranges from winter holiday, editorial, STEAM, mythological creatures, mod kitchen and more.

Q: When do I get to see all this fabulous new work?

A: You’ll be the very first to see the work from the comfort of your desk on January 10th!

Q: How will I access the work?
A: You’ll get an email this Wednesday with a link and a special password where you can view the art in a private online gallery. Or email Susan or Joanne for the password.

 


Art by Zoe Ingram
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XO
Lilla
, Susan, Joanne, Julia and Patty (a.k.a. the Studio Ladies)
Looking to take my popular assignment class? I love to create assignments to encourage you to make your best art.  Class starts today! Read more here. Join us!

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