Category: Children’s Books

5/10/22

Check out our YouTube channel, and latest gorgeous illustrated books and more.

Have you seen our YouTube channel? We’re pretty excited about it.
We’ve added loads of interviews with our artists, show-and-tell videos of latest art-driven products like books, journals, home decor, and more. I think you may find the videos helpful in your own art career.

 

 

In the Jenny Miriam interview, she shares how she became a full-time illustrator and why, what she does if she’s discouraged with a piece she’s working on, how she stays organized, her three top tips for illustrators, and everyone’s favorite question: what Procreate brushes she uses. Watch it here.

 

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

 

BOOK NEWS!

 

We’re excited to announce that our artist Erica Root has been signed to illustrate a new rhyming picture book which is an ode to teachers, published by Doubleday. Due out Spring 2023.
A starred review from School Library Journal for Letters to Live By, by Åsa Gilland (Running Press)
Read the full review here.
Buy the book here.

 

Animation by Natasha Dewitz
Have you seen my column for Issue 53 of UPPERCASE magazine? Here’s a flatlay I took for it.

 

Artist Jessica Allen took this photo of her seed packet (bottom right) in the same issue.
1000-piece puzzle for Soonness

 

Tarot for Baby (Penguin Random House)
Help the littlest Tarot readers discover their inner world! Follow Tarot Baby on her adventurous day, guided by the 22 mystical archetypes of the tarot deck. Readers will get to know the Tarot deck and the insight and strength that can be drawn from each card.

 

Yellow like a Submarine, Purple like the Rain: A Rocking Book of Colors (Duopress Books)
This board book celebrates classic songs and the many different hues to discover within their lyrics, whether you’re humming along to “Here Comes the Sun” or “By the Light of the Silvery Moon.”

 

Your Baby Story (Write to Me)
Create your own baby storybook in this beautifully illustrated, combined children’s book and journal. This book will become a much-loved story of details never to be forgotten, to be retold over many years and passed down as a special personally documented baby story.

 

Charlotte’s very, very stinky book is out! (Spectrum Publishers)
Below: Endpapers to this book which made us laugh out loud!

 

Erin has three puzzles out with
Mosaic Puzzles
Tote Bag (Blue Q)

 

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

 

5/2/22

Join me TODAY at 12:00 PM ET as I chat with top artist and MATS student Jenny Miriam.

Dear Kim,
JOIN ME TODAY at 12:00 PM ET for the next in our series of WebinARTs with our artist Jenny Miriam, who has worked on a variety of illustration projects for HarperCollins, Sourcebooks, Galison, and more.

 

Click here to join our free public WebinART on Zoom
with our artist Jenny Miriam
today at 12:00 PM ET.

 

I’ll ask her how she organizes her time, how she decided to become a full time illustrator and why, and tips for other illustrators, and we’ll answer any questions.

 

PS. You won’t be on video; it’s a great conversation to have on in the background!
We can’t wait to see you there!

 

Jenny Miriam, illustrator
Bristol,UK

 

 

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
4/21/22

Join me as I chat with a very successful children’s book illustrator.

 
We’re excited to invite you to join us TODAY at 12:00 PM ET for our next WebinART. I’ll chat with our artist Charlotte Bruijn, who has worked on a variety of illustration projects for Penguin Workshop, Fleurus Editions, and Little Tiger, among others.

 

Click here to join our
free public WebinART on Zoom
with our artist Charlotte Bruijn
TODAY at 12:00 PM ET.

 

I’ll ask Charlotte how she became an illustrator, why she loves illustrating picture books, plus how she structures her day. You’ll enjoy her gorgeous work in a slideshow and we’ll take a few questions live.

 

We can’t wait to see you there!

 

Charlotte Bruijn, illustrator
Netherlands
Available for licensing.

 

Penguin Random House
Fleurus Editions

 

Penguin Random House

 

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
4/19/22

Guess who I’m interviewing next?

Coming this Thursday!

 

Join me Thursday for our WebinART as I chat with the lovely
and view her gorgeous work.

This Thursday, April 21st
at 12.00 PM ET.

I’ll ask her about how she knew she wanted to be an illustrator, why she loves illustrating picture books, and much more.
Viewer Q&A, too.
—–

We’ll be broadcasting live on Zoom here on Thursday. See you then!

WebinART link here

 

Find links to our entire WebinART series HERE.
The reason why Charlotte is so busy with picture book work is because she’s able to create dynamic poses with strong facial expressions for her characters, set in busy, loaded spreads.

 

Below: Feast your eyes on some of our artists’ gorgeous personal work, all available for license as of this writing.
Available for licensing as of this writing.

 

Available for licensing as of this writing.

 

Available for licensing as of this writing.

 

Available for licensing as of this writing.

 

Available for licensing as of this writing.

 

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

 

 

4/11/22

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

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

 

We just couldn’t resist these two stellar artists, who consistently wowed me with their class assignments. 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
We’re delighted to welcome Maria Gabriela Gama to our group! Her vibrant work depicts charming characters in magical, imaginative scenes. We find that strong colors often do well for artists and when you pair that with detailed environments, you’ve got a winning combination. She’s a gem and you’ll love working with her.
See her portfolio here.

 

Maria Gabriela Gama
São Paulo, Brazil
“I’m a Brazilian illustrator who loves everything colorful.”

 

What illustration job would you love to get (your dream job)?
Any job where I get to represent different cultures and people is my favorite job!

 

What do you listen to while you work?
It depends on my mood. I might watch someone playing games on Youtube, true crime documentaries, or I’ll be listening to upbeat music.

 

Click here to read more of Maria’s Q&A

 

 

 

Animation by Natasha Dewitz
Washington State, USA

 

“I’ve lived my whole life in the Pacific Northwest region of the US. It’s beautiful and full of inspiration, especially for someone who loves to draw. Which is something I’ve been doing since I can remember. Usually, I draw cute things — but sometimes I’ll draw things that I think are cool…cutely.”
Read Brian’s Q&A here.
Please give a big round of applause to Brian Lambert!

 

These days, I primarily find artists to represent in my classes. Brian was one of those students that consistently crushed each assignment. His characteristic bold colors were complimented by his soft, painterly rendering. Plus, he’s an absolute pleasure. I know you’ll enjoy working with him.

 

See his portfolio here.

 

 

 

Hurry! Class starts April 30th. Space is very limited. Join me!

 

3/24/22

A secret tree house by Jennifer Potter, and seven more brand new images by our artists

Today, we’d love to show you brand-new children’s themed work by our artists. We hope this inspires you to commission one of our artists for your fabulous projects.

 

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
Available for licensing as of this writing.

 

Available for licensing as of this writing.

 

Available for licensing as of this writing.

 

Available for licensing as of this writing.

 

Available for licensing as of this writing.

 

Great character by Julia.

 

Available for licensing as of this writing.
Anke in action!

 

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
3/16/22

Download these art-filled PDFs in all the categories you love!

 

Every year, we host our art Menagerie for our artists, where we give juicy assignments to inspire them to create new work which we then share with you, our fabulous clients.

 

Many of you have already logged into the site to see the work–over 250 truly gorgeous pieces were created for it, so I thought it would be great to show you a few highlights today.

 

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

 

New Menagerie Art PDFS!
Yes! You can download our artists’ brand-new work created for our Menagerie in these handy PDFs,
grouped by your favorite categories.
Art for Puzzles PDF
Print and Patterns PDF
Mystical Imagery PDF
Check out our all of our PDF downloads including these
and all of our artists’ PDFs here.

 

Greeting cards / Stationery

 

Children’s Book Illustration

 

All of these images from Kelly Anne
are available for license as of this writing.

 

Available for license as of this writing.

 

Hsinping created a series of ten images which tell a story in this beautiful palette and her signature style.
Available for license as of this writing.

 

Top row: Tara Lilly
Bottom left: Helen Dardik; Bottom right: Janie Secker
Available for license as of this writing.
3/7/22

A goddess book, a fabric collection, a puzzle and more, gorgeously illustrated by our artists

Do you know that when an artist sends us their work for a gig, we can’t show it until it’s published? Even though we are dying to show you? So today, agent Kim Fleming gathered a bunch of ‘ok to show’ images for you, and wow!

 

Contact us to assign or license art. We’re happy to help you find the perfect artist or gorgeous images for your project!
“Fifty female figures who have shaped belief are profiled in
this beautiful and empowering take on women’s biography,
written by the cultural historian and broadcaster and illustrated
in Walsh’s bold, vivid art.”
-Fiona Noble, The Bookseller
(Nosy Crow)

 

“This lyrical picture book connects the love that nurtures plants with the love that nurtures our relationships.”
Out now! (Quarto)

 

A picture book celebrating grandmas and all that makes them “magic”.
(Doubleday Books)

 

Made With Love: Donuts! (Chronicle Books)
Family Calendar (Polestar)

 

Poster for “Got Milk” campaign

 

64-pc puzzle (Streamline NYC)

 

“Daydreams” fabric collection
(Clothworks)

 


 

Class starts TODAY!
Mar 07 – Apr 18, 2022
My Toy Pitch: Illustrating for the toys and games markets. Create a winning toy pitch and hop into the world of play.

 

Above: Art for My Toy Pitch by Janie Secker
Turn play into pay! In this course, innovative art agent Lilla Rogers and brilliant children’s toy and game creative director Riley Wilkinson will guide you through the playful world of the toy and game market.
They’ll share industry secrets and show you how to showcase your unique art on products that’ll capture the hearts of children as you create an exciting original toy and develop your own winning, playful pitch.

 

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
2/10/22

REVEALED! Six of my very favorite brand-new children’s book images by our artists.

Today I’ve gathered six of my favorite children’s book-inspired images by some of our artists from the Menagerie.

 

If you haven’t checked out the brand-new collection of over 250 stunning images by our artists in our 6th Annual Lilla’s Art Menagerie, don’t wait!

 

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.

 

If prompted, enter this password: shinynewart

 

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

 

Above: Banner by Ruth Burrows

 

Check out this selection of inspiring children’s book-style imagery our artists have created to inspire you to commission them for their next book. (You know what else? These images would make amazing puzzles or kid toys and games, too.)

 

Contact us if interested. See more of Rebecca‘s work for
the Menagerie here. Password: shinynewart

 

Contact us if interested. See more of Charlotte‘s work for
the Menagerie here. Password: shinynewart

 

Contact us if interested. See more of Åsa‘s work for
the Menagerie here. Password: shinynewart

 

Contact us if interested. See more of Maruga‘s work for
the Menagerie here. Password: shinynewart

 

Contact us if interested. See more of Kendra‘s work for
the Menagerie here. Password: shinynewart

 

Contact us if interested. See more of Bambi‘s work for
the Menagerie here. Password: shinynewart

 

Contact us if interested. See more of Kate‘s work for
the Menagerie here. Password: shinynewart
Many of these artists are heavily booked, so contact us now to chat about your project. We’d love to hear about it!
Still haven’t seen the Menagerie gallery?
Click this link (password: shinynewart)

 


 

Hurry! Last day to sign up
for my new MATS class Character Play
Created by Jenny Miriam for a recent Make Art That Sellscourse
Click here to see your teachers, children’s book art director Zoe Tucker and toy and game agent Riley Wilkinson, talking about all about the incredible insider information you’ll get when you sign up for Bootcamp Special: Character Play!
We’ll teach you how
to make characters in our newest course, Character Play.

 

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

 

2/8/22

THE BIG REVEAL IS HERE! Our 6th Annual Art Menagerie with our largest collection of brand-new work by our artists.

Illustration by Tara Lilly
Animation by Natasha Dewitz

 

TODAY’S THE BIG REVEAL! It’s our 6th Annual Lilla’s Art Menagerie–our biggest ever, with over 250 brand-new stunning images to show you, our favorite art directors. Our aim is to provide you with inspiring new work in the themes you look for most.

 

A few months ago, agents Susan McCabe and Kim Fleming created inspiring trend boards for our artists based on our clients’ most requested themes and concepts. We let the boards loose on our artists, and boy, did they run with them! You’ll find art that’s perfect for so many projects from kid books, greeting cards, toys, games, fabric, apparel, editorial, and much more.

 

Art Directors: Be quick! Many greeting card companies snap up images on the first day of our Menagerie (today!)
Do you commission work? You’ll be sure to be inspired by what you see. Simply reply to this email.

 

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

 

Once in the gallery, be sure to click “View All”
Illustration by Tequitia Andrews

 

Want to see more brand-new Menagerie images by
in-demand artist Jenny Miriam?
Click here! Password: shinynewart

 

Contact us to license this image or commission work. To see more of Ruth‘s brand new work and that of our other artists for the Menagerie, click here. Password: shinynewart

 

Contact us if interested. See more of Charlotte‘s work for
the Menagerie here. Password: shinynewart

 

Contact us to license this image or commission work. To see more of Kate‘s new work and that of our other artists for the Menagerie,
click here. Password: shinynewart

 

Tara submitted 20 new pieces of art for the Menagerie–wow!
Contact us to license, and see all of Tara’s beautiful work for the Menagerie here. Password: shinynewart

 

Contact us if interested. See more of Tequitia‘s work for
the Menagerie here. Password: shinynewart

 

See more art!
Be sure to click this link, (password shinynewart)
to see the collection of a whopping 250+ 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