Category: interviews

9/17/20

What makes my artist magical Marenthe tick? Join me today at 12:30 PM ET to find out!

 
What makes magical Marenthe tick? How does she come up with such dreamy, other-worldly images, painted so lushly? Is she from another planet?
We’ll find out TODAY at 12:30 PM ET for the next in our series of WebinARTs with our artist Marenthe, who has worked on a variety of illustration projects for Amber Lotus Publishing, Elle Magazine, Flow Magazine, Hallmark, Quarto Publishing, Roger La Borde, and more.
Click here to join our free public WebinART on Zoom with our artist Marenthe today at 12:30 PM ET. Password: Marenthe77
I’ll ask Marenthe to share with us her various creative projects, her dream illustration project she’d love to manifest, her tips on working from home with two kids, a book that most influenced her, plus enjoy her gorgeous work in a slideshow. We’ll take a few questions live.
We’ll do a random giveaway one of Marenthe’s products. Join us!
We can’t wait to see you there!

 

Marenthe, illustrator
The Hague, Netherlands
“I dream of my own Pippi Longstocking castle in France near Paris. With lots of whispering trees, animals and flowers where I can stare out of my window and I make art all day!”
Above: Contact us about licensing availability of the above artwork.

 

A Few of Marenthe’s Commissions
Various clients
Lettering and illustration for a spread for Flow Magazine
Lucky Elephant character and packaging (Running Press)

 

Scratch and Reveal 78 Original Magical Tarot Cards (Quarto)

 

Gorgeous art by Marenthe
available for licensing
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
6/18/20

Join me today at 12:30 PM ET for our FREE WebinART featuring our artist Anke Rega

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 Anke Rega. She’s worked on a variety of illustration projects for fabric, greeting cards and more, for clients like Sterling Publishing, Puffin/Penguin Random House UK, Better Homes and Gardens, and many others. Her watercolor work is dreamy and her illustrations of people have a quirky charm that we love.

 

Click here to join our free public WebinART on Zoom with our artist Anke Rega today at 12:30 PM ET. Password: Anke77

 

We’ll chat about her watercolor technique, her work process, how she became an illustrator, what her dream illustration project would be and why, what she loves about being an artist in Berlin, what she’s reading or watching right now, and more. You’ll see her latest work as she discusses each image.

 

We can’t wait to see you there as we hope to put a little goodness out into the world!

 

Anke Rega, illustrator
Berlin, Germany
Above: The Extraordinary Life of Anne Frank (Puffin/Random House UK) fully illustrated by Anke Rega

 

Below: Anke landed a fantastic ongoing illustration gig for
Better Homes & Gardens Do It Yourself Magazine.

 

 

Above: Anke’s work for Lilla’s Home Decor class at Make Art That Sells
Right: Beautiful butterfly and moth pattern 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
5/28/20

Join me TODAY at 12:30 PM ET for our WebinART chat featuring my artist Kendra Binney. 🎨👍🏽👁

 
Kendra has worked on a variety of illustration projects for top companies such as Hachette, Page Street Publishing, Roger La Borde, Sterling Publishing, and more.

 

Click here to join our free public WebinART on Zoom with guest artist Kendra Binney today at 12:30 PM ET. Password: Kendra77

I’ll ask Kendra how she works in both paint and digital media, what makes a great art director, what her dream illustration project would be, how she enjoyed the Residency and creating a picture book pitch, her tips on working from home with her little boy, what she’s watching right now, and more.

We can’t wait to see you there as we put some goodness out into the world!

Kendra Binney, illustrator
Washington State
Right : Card for Roger La Borde

 

Above: Sample book art for Hachette
Above: Wall art for Oopsy Daisy

 

Images above and below: Collection for Roger La Borde
5/15/20

Join me to watch 6 of my top artists today at 12:30 PM ET for our free WebinART chat. 🎨👍🏽👁

Join us at 12.30 PM ET TODAY for our Free WebinART #3
Our Artists’ Residency: Picture Book Pitches
Above: Banner by Mara Penny

 

Join me as I chat with five of my stellar artists when we take a break from the week-long virtual Residency to chat with you TODAY at 12:30 PM ET. I’ll ask them about their working process, how they magically dreamed up their ideas for their children’s picture book pitches, the hardest part and easiest part of making their pitch, PLUS they’ll possibly show a sneak peek of what they’re working on. It’s not to be missed!

Click here to join our free public WebinART on Zoom at 12:30 PM ET.
Password: Residency7

 

Art directors and editors tell us that they’re looking for author/illustrator book pitches (probs because artists are so cool and imaginative), so we dreamed up our latest caper–our Residency–which is an incredible incubator for five of my artists to work on their authored/illustrated picture book pitches.

I’m in the midst of working with them this entire week while they dive into my latest course (ahead of the public launch) called My Kid Book Pitch that I’ll be offering in October. My six artists will have brilliant and highly original pitches–including texts and sample spreads–finished by the end of the week or shortly thereafter.

Art Directors and Editors: Contact us or simply reply to this email to get your hands on what I promise will be pitches that will shine.

You don’t want to miss this. Can’t watch it live? We’ll send you the link for the replay next week in our newsletter or look for it on the Lilla Rogers home page this Friday.

 

Here are the six in-demand Residency artists who will join me on today’s WebinART:

California, USA
Above: For The Washington Post
Local Living section
Left: Personal Work
Clients include Callisto Media, Crazy 8,
FabKids, Gap Factory, Gymboree,
Janie & Jack, Simply She, Tea Collection,

 

Pennsylvania, USA
Above: Personal Work
Clients include
Sterling Publishing, Workman Publishing, Running Press
Montana, USA
Above: Starting from Seneca Falls
(Random House)
Clients include
Quarto, The Washington Post,
Editions Auzou, Sellers/RSVP,
Studio Oh!

 

Oregon, USA
Above and below, left: Illustrations for Lilla’s MATS Illustrating Children’s Book course
Clients include Amber Lotus,
Hachette, Page Street Publishing,
Calypso Cards, American Greetings,
Design House Greetings, Oopsy Daisy,
Roger La Borde, Sterling Publishing

 

California, USA
Above and below, left: Like a Girl (Sterling Publishing)
Clients include Design House Greetings,
Galison/Mudpuppy, Moda,
Running Press, Biely & Shoaf,
Boston Globe, Chateau Ste Michelle, Sterling Publishing

 

Arizona, USA
Left: Make Art Every Day (Quarto)
Above: Notebooks (Roger La Borde)
Clients include American Greetings, Anthropologie, BBDO Worlwide, Chronicle Books, Disney Hyperion, Hallmark, IKEA, Oopsy Daisy, Papyrus
Quarto Publishing Group, TAG, Ltd.
Up with Paper!, The Washington Post
Workman 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
5/11/20

Want to know what happens when agent Lilla gets to work with 6 top artists for 6 days on their picture book pitches? 🎨👑💘👁

Above: Banner by Erica Root
 
Join us this THURSDAY at 12.30 PM ET for our WebinART #3: The Residency

We have a very special (free) WebinART for you this Thursday. Six of my artists and I will have spent the week at our virtual Residency creating their children’s book pitches. We’ll chat live about what they’re working on and maybe they’ll even share a sneak peek.

 

What is our virtual Artists’ Residency?

Art directors and editors tell us that they’re looking for author/illustrator book pitches (probs because artists are so cool and imaginative), so we dreamed up our latest caper–our Residency–which is an incredible incubator for five of my artists to work on their authored/illustrated picture book pitches.
I get to mentor them daily for six days while they dive into my latest course ahead of the public launch called My Kid Book Pitch that I’ll be offering in October. How cool is that?
We had originally planned to have the event at my home and garden, but we’ve Covid-ized it and now it’s virtual–6 days of Zooms with the gang. It’s my idea of an agent/educator dream. All this talent for a week!

 

What kind of stories will they write and illustrate?
Creating a special picture book comes from understanding what makes the author unique and then discovering the story they are excited to tell. They will share some of the goodness that they’re working on, their process, and other surprises.
The extraordinary artists in attendance for this Thursday’s Webinart are:
Tune in to the WebinART on Zoom here.
Password: Residency7
I hope you’ll join us for this free special event.
Can’t watch it live? We’ll send you the link for the replay next week or look for it on the Lilla Rogers home page this Friday.
Banner by Mara Penny
Banner by Erica Root
Banner by Kelly Anne Dalton

 

Lilla chats with top illustrator Katie Vernon
Did you miss the fascinating WebinART with Katie Vernon last week? Katie shared how her personal work brought in some stellar gigs plus showed some of her latest work. I know you’ll enjoy it.
Watch that replay here.
Password: 3G#a#6n^

 

We hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day! Here’s to all the mothers who keep everything going while we’re at home together :)
Clockwise from top left: Carolyn Gavin, Tara Lilly, Jon Cannell
Work available for license as of this writing.

 

Thank You, Clothworks!
A big shout out to our lovely client Clothworks who supplied fabric from Helen Dardik’s collection (below, left) to our very own Financial Manager and seamstress, Julia Parker, and to Erin Hazlett (below, right) from The Violet Orange. Julia and Erin created face masks which were donated tolocal hospitals and a homeless shelter in downtown Boston, and tohospice and clinics in Rhode Island. Thank you all!
Above: Buy Helen Dardik’s collection, Good Things Will Come (Clothworks) 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
5/7/20

WebinART #2 with illustrator Katie Vernon

May 7, 2020 – WebinART #2 with illustrator Katie Vernon

Replay Link: Click here

Password: 3G#a#6n^

Lilla chats with Katie about her stellar career making art in her eccentric style, what she’s working on right now, her favorite illustration project, and her creative process. Katie also reveals how her previous work as a florist influenced her illustration!

Enjoy :)

4/23/20

WebinART #1 with illustrator Mara Penny

April 23, 2020 – WebinART #1 with illustrator Mara Penny

Replay Link: Click here

Password: 4p^#178H

We chatted about Mara’s gorgeous illustration projects for books, cards, fabric collections, magnetic paper dolls, a zodiac embroidery kit, and even a series of wine labels.

Lucky for your FOMO, it was recorded! Watch to learn about Mara’s artmaking process, her thoughts on what makes an art director great to work with, and the fascinating way she does research for a project.

Enjoy!

 

4/23/18

See our workspace and read an interview with me

I am often asked how I choose who I am going to represent, what advice I have for artists starting out, and the coolest commission I’ve ever gotten (when I was a full-time illustrator). I answer these very questions and more in the latest edition of Where Women Create Magazine.
I was honored to be featured in this issue of Where Women Create, the gorgeous magazine that highlights creative women and their workspaces. I am very grateful to have such a huge Studio where I can work, enjoy meetings with my staff (seated on magenta velvet chairs!), and also make things. I hope you enjoy the article!
Read the article here: Lilla’s interview article
Subscribe to the magazine here. (I am not an affiliate; I just want to support the magazine.)
Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d love to hear from you and help you with any of your art needs.
Follow us on Instagram for more fun.

 

1/5/18

Sarah Walsh is featured in this month’s Mollie Makes!

See more of Sarah’s work here.

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