Category: Books

6/3/21

Wanna see Helen Dardik’s animated unicorns?

What I love about art with a kid book vibe is that it’ll pull in a variety of gigs like commissions for backpacks, tattoos, and cheetah lockets. You never know. Enjoy the show!
Plus… stay tuned for some BIG NEWS coming next week!
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

 

I’m (almost) Always Kind illustrated by Åsa Gilland
(Usborne Publishing)

 

The Healthy Motherhood Journal (Sounds True)

 

Can you believe all these fabulous books Sarah Walsh has illustrated? You can see why she’s in such demand.
Buy Draw Bridge here.
Buy Truth & Daring here.
Buy True Colors here.
Buy Matilda here.
Buy Herstory here.
Buy Hats of Faith here.
Visit our Books page to see more!

 

Notre Planète illustrated by Daniel Roode (Editions Gründ)

 

Tiger Backpack & Animal tattoos (Petit Monkey)

 

Sweet cheetah bracelet illustrated by Tara Lilly for Djeco

 

Book cover lettering for The Secret Garden (HarperCollins)

 

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
5/7/21

We’re celebrating all kinds of women today, from book cover illustrations to portraits to cards.

Celebrating all kinds of women today. Enjoy the range of styles and techniques.
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 licensing as of this writing.

 

For Hallmark
Cover of French Flow magazine

 

From Like A Girl (Sterling Publishing)

 

From Rainbow Revolutionaries: 50 LGBTQ People Who Made History (HarperCollins)

 

Body & Soul Magazine

 

Doubleday Publishing
Birmingham Magazine

 

Flow Magazine

 

Available for licensing as of this writing.

 

Crocodile Creek puzzle
4/29/21

Spotlight on Kelly Anne Dalton : Enjoy her bright and dreamy style

Today, we’d love to show you the work of Kelly Anne Dalton whose bright and dreamy style pulls in a vast range of commissions from science-y books for kids to updated Aesop’s tales for Editions Auzou to covers for historic middle-grade fiction for Random House. Enjoy!
Contact us to assign or license art. We’re happy to help you find the perfect artist or gorgeous images for your project!

 

 

“I grew up in a secluded Victorian resort town in the Endless Mountains of Pennsylvania, which was the perfect recipe for a lifetime love of vintage objects with soul and playing make-believe in the forest.”
— Kelly Anne Dalton

 

Watch Kelly Anne make art magic on her iPad.
Welcome to Adventures in Idaland. Kelly Anne has crafted an entire world around the main character, Ida. With her mouse pal Scout, Ida embarks on adventures around the world as she helps animals solve all sorts of problems.
Together with our Toy and Game agent Riley Wilkinson, we’ve developed an entertainment concept ripe for a future animated series, as well as toy concepts ready for license. Contact Riley to learn more.

 

Kelly Anne just created this lovely piece for the very first assignment for my Illustrating Children’s Books course.

 

Personal work

 

Books

 

Above: Chemistry for Kids, Quarto
Biology out soon!

 

Aesop’s Fables (Editions Auzou)

 

Book covers for Random House

 

More beautiful illustrations

 

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
4/21/21

We’d love to show you some gorgeous new books and products by our artists.

One of the things we love around here is seeing our artists’ art out in the wild, so today we thought we’d show you some recent books and products. Scroll down to see Mara Penny’s three new books of iron-on transfers for crafts. I definitely am going to give that a try for my embroidery. Enjoy!
Contact us to assign or license art. We’re happy to help you find the perfect artist or gorgeous images for your project!

 

Illustration from I Know an Artist (Quarto)
Animation by Natasha Dewitz

 

Gorgeous products by my artists!
Clockwise from top left: Scarab by Katie Vernon; Wooden beads by Helen Dardik(Auzou); Everyday Offerings by Flora Waycott (Chronicle); Zodiac Embroidery Kitby Mara Penny (Running Press); ABC Puzzle by Carolyn Gavin (Mudpuppy); Mushroom pouch by Sarah Walsh (Blue Q)

 

Classics reimagined by Albert! (Alma Books)

 

The Washington Post (Local Living cover)
For an article about about how to refresh your child’s pandemic social lives.

 

Mara completed an awesome series of books of pocket-sized iron-on transfers.
They can be used for used for cross stitch, fabric paint, embroidery, needlepoint, and any other crafty project. (C&T Publishing)
Check them out here.

 

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
4/6/21

Sorry to add to your book addiction. Apologies in advance.

I love teaching artists over at Make Art That Sells (where I’ve taught and discovered most of our recent spectacular artists).

Here’s a reminder that our giant Spring Sale ends this Friday, April 9th.

Download your gorgeous sale guide here, which includes gallery pages and worksheets for you to enjoy.

 

I have a book addiction, and I’m betting that you do, too, so apologies in advance. Today I’d love to show you brand-new books by three of our top artists.

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

 


 

Erica Root

Pre-order Erica’s amazing debut author/illustrator book A Year of Weeks: 52 Awesome Weeks of Trying New Things (Running Press), out next month.

Full of charming illustrations and inspiring prompts, A Year of Weeksis an interactive, imagination-sparking road map for a year of trying new things—broken into fifty-two exciting, achievable activities.

 

 

Read early reviews of Erica’s book:
What a great idea. Erica’s illustrations and insights together are so wonderfully digestible, whimsical, and peace- and curiosity-inducing. From the first time I saw Erica’s work I saw her precious mind in the turn of a pencil stroke, her patience and humor, and that voice is right there in this book. Each activity and illustration gifts me a totally stress-free task to engage me further as a person, as a mom, as someone who wants to do more and is sometimes so overwhelmed by the wait and rush of this ride. This book makes me feel younger. Get it for yourself. And everyone you like. And a special one for someone you loathe. It’s a win-win. ―Selma Blair, actor and activist

 

Sometimes our most inspired moments come from the simplest challenges. A Year of Weeks is chock full of weekly uncomplicated, fun exercises to wake up our creativity, think outside the box, and dream big. Stunningly illustrated and exquisitely hand-lettered, Erica Root’s own artistic style lends an encouraging backdrop to this book of weekly activities.
 ―Lisa Congdon, illustrator and author

 

A Year of Weeks encourages us to do a very simple but difficult thing: try something new every week. With engaging illustrations and thoughtful prompts, this journal inspires us to stretch ourselves each day—ensuring that by the end of the year, we’ve experienced the lessons and growth necessary to head into the next with confidence and an open heart.―Meera Lee Patel, author of Create Your Own Calm, Start Where You Are, and My Friend Fear

 

 

 


 

Zoë Ingram

 

 

Welcome to the wonderful world of painting with gouache, with the creative guidance of popular artist and illustrator Zoë Ingram.

 

In this comprehensive beginner’s guide, Zoë shares everything she possibly can about getting started with gouache painting. Why gouache? Because this exciting paint medium creates opaque effects making it more vibrant and graphic than traditional watercolours, meaning you can layer it, paint on dark backgrounds and much more.

 

Already translated into 6 different languages and flying off the shelves!

 

 

 

 


 

 

A follow up to Sarah’s incredible bestsellers Herstory and Wild Lives, comes another gem about fifty amazing kids who changed the world. A beautifully illustrated collection of inspiring short biographies sure to empower and motivate in equal measure.

 

 

 

 

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
2/18/21

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