Category: Books

2/18/21

Join me today at 12:00 PM ET for a WebinART chat and slideshow with our newest artist!

 
We’re excited to invite you to join me as I chat with our newest artist, the brilliant Albert Arrayás, TODAY on Zoom at 12:00 PM ET.
We’ll view Albert’s luscious work as he provides insight into his lovely watercolor technique, what some of his favorite projects have been, how he comes up with his imaginative scenes, and more.
Albert has illustrated an astonishing 25 (!) books in his dreamy watercolor style for clients such as Penguin Random House, Alba Publishing, and Lumen Publishing.
to join our free public WebinART
with our artist
TODAY at 12:00 PM ET
Password: Albert!
Albert Arrayás, illustrator
Barcelona, Spain
See Albert’s portfolio on our site here.
We can’t wait to see you there!

 

Cavall Fort
Lumen Publishing
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
1/25/21

See why our artist Åsa Gilland gets so much work. Our upcoming event announced.

We’re happy to announce our 5th Annual Menagerie goes live February 8th! It’s our online event which showcases fresh, new artwork by our artists based on themes that we know our clients are looking for. All will be revealed on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH in a private, password-protected gallery. Stay tuned for details in your inbox… coming soon!

 

Banner by Åsa Gilland.

 

Contact us to assign or license art. We’re happy to help you find the perfect artist or gorgeous images for your project!

 

Today, I’d love to spotlight one of my busiest artists, Åsa Gilland, who I discovered a few years ago in my MATS courses. I fell in love with her appealing characters, rich textures, and excellent storytelling.
You can easily see why she is so frequently requested for book illustration work. I’ve picked a few favorite recent pieces that I thought you’d enjoy. Scroll down to see more or jump over here to see her work on our site and read more about her here.

 

Illustration from Welcome to Texas (Random House)
Animation by Natasha Dewitz

 

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.
— Åsa Gilland

 

Books, books, so many books!

 

JUST RELEASED:
The first four books in a visually popping series illustrating all 50 States! (Random House)
California, Arizona, Texas and Florida are now available.
Maine and Colorado are due out in June.
Pre-order here and here.

 

I’m crazy about this fully-illustrated large-format book beautifully illustrated by Åsa!
This is our World(MacMillan) is a colorful celebration of our planet’s cultural and environmental diversity―an unforgettable journey that brings the people, customs, and wildlife of 20 places around the world vividly to life for young readers.

 

Flibbertigibbety Words: Young Shakespeare Chases Inspiration (Page Street Publishing)
With quotes and sly references to the famous works of William Shakespeare and the words he invented, this adventurous ode to language will delight readers young and old.

 

Notebooks for Djeco.
These images above are available for licensing 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
12/15/20

Looking for gorgeously illustrated books to give to your favorite children (or a kid at ❤️)?

Feast your eyes on these gems in our Book Bonanza! Looking for a gift for kids to encourage their love of reading? These special books are all illustrated by our incredible artists.

We’ve included Amazon links to buy our artists’ books as it is easiest for our international readers, but we encourage you to buy at your local indie bookstore. They need your support this year more than ever!
Even better, here is a list from We Need Diverse Books of diverse-owned bookstores you can support in your area (US only).

 

Contact us to assign or license art. We’re happy to help you find the perfect artist or gorgeous images for your project!

 

Sarah was asked to reimagine Roald Dahl’s classic Matilda.
(Penguin Kids)
“A colourful celebration of our planet’s cultural and environmental diversity – an unforgettable journey that brings the people, customs and wildlife of twenty places around the world vividly to life for young readers” (MacMillan)

 

Kelly Anne created over 200 illutrations for the classic
Aesop’s Fables, for French publisher Auzou.
Buy it here. (In French)

 

ABC Board Book
(Penguin Workshop)
Board Book (Duopress)

 

Jennifer contributed two fantastic portraits to the latest addition of the wonderfully popular
Rebel Girls series.
Pictured (left) is
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross.

 

Left: “My first animal songs” with music.
(Editions Grund)
Above: This Little Dreamer named one of the best books of 2020 by Amazon. Congrats Daniel!

 

The third book in a hilarious new series, highly illustrated throughout and with three short stories, this is ideal for newly-confident readers.

 

Soon available for
pre-order.
Great news that Zoë Ingram’s “My First Book of Birds” is being included in ALL Bookbugs packs to Primary students in Scotland.
A huge honor, and also the first time a Non Fiction book has been included. Congratulations Zoë!
Her companion book Woodland Animals is available now, and,
NEWS FLASH! Sea Creatures will be available June 2021.
(Walker Books)

 

11/30/20

Spotlight on Anke Rega

Hope you’re staying sane, safe, and creative!
Here’s a great way to make your 2021 be the most creative yet: Today is the very last day of my course Cybersale, offering the best prices on my courses for the year. Jump in here.

 

 

Join me today as I chat with my Illustrating Children’s Books co-teacher, art director and children’s book author Zoë Tucker, in a Zoom today at 10:30AM ET. We’ll answer any questions you have about this booming industry and our popular course.
Lilla and Zoë Tucker
Live Zoom
TODAY at 10.30AM ET

 

Above, from left: Me, and Zoë Tucker, respected children’s book art director, author, and my co-teacher of one of our most popular courses, Illustrating Children’s Books.

 

Above: Our artist, Anke Rega’s illustration for

 

Spotlight on Anke Rega

Animation by Natasha Dewitz

 

“I have a big love for illustrating products from stationery to pattern to home decor. I use watercolor, and sometimes gouache and colored pencils.
I‘m a color lover and I really like to do light and playful illustrations. I like seeing all the little big things in life. They make me smile and open my heart. And that‘s exactly the feeling i want to give back to you with my art.”
—Anke Rega
Berlin, Germany

 

Latest Work

 

Soon after signing with LRS, Anke landed a fantastic ongoing editorial job with Better Homes & Gardens for their
“Miss Fix It” column.
Anke writes:
“It’s the perfect job for me. I did set design years ago and I love tools.
Also my mum has always done all the handy things at home and I thought this was really cool as a role model.”

 

Greeting card available at your favorite specialty grocery store
Greeting card for Calypso Cards

 

Books

 

Anke illustrated The Extraordinary Life of Anne Frank (Puffin)
Full color cover and 80 mono interior illustrations.

 

Self-help Book for Women

 

More amazing illustrations by Anke
available for licensing

 

 

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

 

11/23/20

From a pretty mask to a cool change purse by Sarah Walsh for Blue Q, some products for sale by our artists.

We love when we get in samples by our artists, and we thought we’d share a few of the recent products our artists have been commissioned to create art for.
Contact us to assign or license art. We’re happy to help you find the perfect artist or gorgeous images for your project!

 

Beautiful wrapping and gift bags for Impression Originale.
Buy them here and here.

 

Up With Paper pop-up card

 

Change purse for Blue Q.

 

Both Helen and Carolyn collaborated with Z Wraps to create these wonderful reusable beeswax wraps. (No more single use plastic wrap!)
Both agents Susan and Kim use these and love them.
Buy them here.

 

Also from Zwraps, lovely retro cloth masks with our artist Jenn Ski.
Buy it here.

 

Available for license as of this writing.

 

Babulinka Books

 

French Flow magazine

 

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
9/8/20

Have you seen our Books tab on our site? Plus a few of our favorite books our artists have illustrated.

Have you seen our gorgeous Books tab on our website, chock full of illustrated books?
We thought it would be a great way for you to get ideas for your editorial projects–an easy way to see beautiful books our artists have illustrated, from cookbooks, to chapter books, picture books, board books, adult non-fiction, and more.
You can sort your search on the books tab of our website by category such as Activity, Adult, Children’s, or Gift.
Contact us to assign or license art. We’re happy to help you find the perfect artist or gorgeous images for your project!
Below, enjoy a few of our favorite book covers our artists have created.

 

Animation by Natasha Dewitz
Interior illustration from the fully-illustrated book,
I Know An Artist (Quarto)

 

Cover Reveal!
We are excited to announce that Kendra Binney’s debut picture book will be published by Page Street Kids, to be released January 2021.

 

Åsa Gilland illustrated this stylish and lively cover
for the just-released teen fitness guide by Velo Press.

 

Katie Vernon illustrated this moody and dreamy YA cover
for Disney | Hyperion

 

Flora Waycott was commissioned to illustrate these four charming volumes for Sterling Publishing.

 

Disney | Hyperion

 

Penguin

 

Disney | Hyperion

 

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
8/20/20

Join me today at 12:30 PM ET to meet an incredible artist, Jennifer M Potter 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 our artist Jennifer M Potter, who has worked on a variety of incredible illustration projects for clients such as The American Library Association, The Boston Children’s Museum, Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, Nosy Crow, Running Press, Sasquatch Books, The Washington Post, Up With Paper, and more.

 

Click here to join our free public WebinART on Zoom with our artist
Jennifer M Potter today at 12:30 PM ET.
Password: Jennifer77

 

I’ll ask her how she transitioned to a full-time career as a freelance illustrator, how she creates such dramatic cinematic pieces (hint: she studied animation, comics and storyboarding at SCAD), what her very favorite illustration project was and why, and how she stays organized. If nothing else, come for the gorgeous work in the slideshow. Plus we’ll take a few questions live.

 

One lucky participant will win Jennifer Potter’s lushly, fully illustrated book, Voices of Justice.
We can’t wait to see you there!

 

 

 

Jennifer M Potter, illustrator
San Francisco, USA
Above and Left: Voices of Justice
(Henry Holt Books for Young Readers)

 

Cover of Songbird Dreams of Singing (Running Press)

 

Illustrations for The Washington Post

 

Above, left: Local Living Section cover, article on Middle School friendships
Above, right: Real estate section, article on moving during a pandemic
Below: Weekend/Going out section, article on Hygge

 

Children’s Book Work
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.
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
6/24/20

Happy Pride Month! See Sarah Papworth’s new book on Rainbow Revolutionaries for HarperCollins.

Happy Pride Month!

 

We’re excited to announce Rainbow Revolutionaries: Fifty LGBTQ+ People Who Made History, fully illustrated by Sarah Papworth. Here are a couple highlights from the book that we thought you’d enjoy.

Contact us to assign or license art. We’re happy to help you find the perfect artist or gorgeous images for your project!

 

Rainbow Revolutionaries: Fifty LGBTQ+ People Who Made History(HarperCollins), with portraits beautifully illustrated by
Sarah Papworth.

 

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.

 

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