Category: Editorial

10/7/21

A little bit about my time as an illustrator in NYC plus top editorial art by my artists

As an illustrator in New York, I shared a happily sawdust-laden and tin-ceilinged loft on Bond Street between Broadway and Lafayette with two nutty architects back in the 80’s and early 90’s.

 

Jeffrey got off of his stool and started playing ‘New York, New York’ on the little electric piano. “Stop working! Come sing with me!” he said.
“Jeffrey, I’m trying to draw stuff for the New York Times! Don’t you have an architectural rendering to do?”
“No, stop working and come sing. It’s only 8. Fedex comes at 9PM”
“Ok, you’re right.” And so it went.

 

One of my favorite things about being an illustrator was receiving a magazine manuscript by way of the latest technology–a facsimile machine. What a marvel of technology, I thought, as I eagerly watched the article scroll out of the fax on that shiny, curly paper.

 

Reading a manuscript and then coming up with concept in your own style is a beautiful thing. Today, I’d love to share with you a few of gorgeous, recent editorial 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!

 

Above:
The Washington Post
Left:
Top Santé Magazine

 

The Washington Post
For a piece on protecting your family from mosquitos & pests

 

Denver Magazine
Erica Root illustrated this fascinating story about a woman in a small Colorado town who helped grow it into one of the largest women-run communities in the state.

 

Jennifer M Potter illustrations for Literati Kids’ subscription box on the theme “Kaleidoscope World”

 

Jessica Allen illustration accompanied an essay in the Food and Drink section of Denver Magazine on the writer’s mother and the box of recipes she handed down to him.

 

Better Homes & Gardens “Handy Girl” series

 

 

Katie Vernon illustrated an article for Chicago Magazine on planning a wedding during the COVID era.

 

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
8/26/21

Agent Kim Fleming picked some of her recent favorite images for you.

Agent Kim Fleming picked her recent favorites for you this week. I love ’em, too, especially Katie Vernon’s post-pandemic hobbies piece. Enjoy!

 

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.

 

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.

 

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
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
4/21/21

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
4/16/21

What do Anaheim, Yamanashi, and Quebec City have in common?

We’re all aching to travel again–the anticipation while packing a bag, the thrill of hopping on a plane and hugging far-off friends once more, so we thought we’d share some charming illustrated maps by our artists in a variety of styles to get you in the mood. I am predicting a huge travel and resort boom for 2022, and that’s great for illustrators who create stylish maps. Enjoy the show!
Contact us to assign or license art. We’re happy to help you find the perfect artist or gorgeous images for your project!

 

Illustration for The Washington Post (Travel section)
Animation by Natasha Dewitz

 

Available for licensing as of this writing.

 

Marco created a fabulous series of 12 maps for
Legami Milano “Wine & Dine 2021 Calendar”

 

 

For Galena Country Tourism

 

 

Available for licensing as of this writing.

 

 

Available for licensing as of this writing.

 

Available for licensing as of this writing.

 

World map for Oopsy Daisy.

 

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
3/11/21

Meet one of my newest artists on Zoom today at 12:00 PM ET. Link inside.

 
One of my favorite things is sharing my love of our newest artists with you on Zoom, where I gush over their art and get to know them better.
We’re excited to invite you to join us for the next in our series of WebinARTs with our artist Erin Vanessa, whose dreamy, translucent, lush watercolors captivate us. After taking a number of my classes and developing her children’s book illustration work, I knew she was ready for representation.

 

Click here to join our free public WebinART on Zoom
with our artist Erin Vanessa
TODAY at 12:00 PM ET.
Password: Erin77
See her portfolio on our site here
and download her portfolio PDF here.
Erin Vanessa, illustrator
Sunnyvale, CA

I’ll ask Erin all about her illustration technique, how she evolved her illustrations of people and kids, and how her former work as a video producer informs her work schedule. Come join us as I share her sumptuous work in a slideshow. Plus we’ll take a few questions live.
We can’t wait to see you there!

 

 

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
1/19/21

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
11/24/20

My giant course sale starts today! See gorgeous work by my artists that they created in my courses.

 
I’ve been teaching courses over at my other site, Make Art That Sells, since 2013 and loving every minute of it. In fact, I’ve discovered many of my artists in those courses. Once a year, we have our giant sale of my courses, and it starts TODAY!

 

Are you ready to super charge your art career in 2021? Would you like to focus on your art in the company of like-minded people? To be inspired and learn new things? Then check out our huge Cyber Sale which starts today!
Download your FREE copy of our gorgeous Cyber Sale guide and start plotting and planning your year ahead. It’s got student galleries, course information, and some arty worksheets, too.

 

Meet the teachers!
Above, from left: Me, Beth Kempton (MBA), Zoë Tucker (Illustrating Children’s Books), Margo Tantau (Creating Collections for Home Décor), Riley Wilkinson (My Toy Pitch). Note: Zoë and I will chat on Zoom on Monday Nov 30th. Watch your inbox for details.

 

Join me and my brilliant Make Art That Sells co-teachers for a
FREE live Zoom TODAY at
12 noon ET/5 pm GMT! We’ll have a lively chat about each course and answer any questions you have.
Zoom with us TODAY
at 12 PM ET

 


 

Work by our artists

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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
11/3/20

From New Zealand to San Francisco! See our artists’ VOTE banners. Vote!

Every vote counts. Make your voice heard! Voting is how we keep a democracy of the people, by the people, for the people.

 

I asked our brilliant, international artists to make some VOTE banners, and I thought you’d enjoy seeing them. Artists all over the world recognize the importance of this election.

Artist Janie Secker captions her art with this: Honor the people that fought for our rights.

Christchurch, New Zealand

 

Washington State, USA

 

Rhode Island, USA

 

Jakarta, Indonesia

 

Taipei, Taiwan

 

San Francisco, California, USA

 

Helena, Montana, USA

 

Evesham, England

 

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
10/23/20

Big news alert!

New artist alert!

 

We’re taking on a new artist which we’ll announce this coming Monday, so stay tuned!
<—Here is a tiny little sneak peek of his work.
We fell in love with it at first sight.

 

Some wise words to send you off into your weekend…

 

Available for license as of this writing.

 

Available for license as of this writing.

 

Available for license as of this writing.

 

Journal for Compendium
From Truth and Daring (Chronicle)

 

The Art of Kindness Calendar (Amber Lotus 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