Category: Make Art That Sells

1/10/22

I’d love you to join me in my newest (free!) course, which begins today.

I have something very special to tell you about.
Today, my newest (free!) art course launches, called Redrawing Black History, and I promise you’ll love it. It’s featuring the lovely Tamisha Anthony, an educator, former performer, Black history maven, a dear friend, and an illustrator with commissions for five picture books.
It all started when we met during the early days of the 2020 BLM movement, and enjoyed a series of inspiring Zoom conversations over many months.

 

 

At one point, after a particularly fabulous conversation, I said to her, “I wonder why the universe put us together”, and then it hit me. “We are meant to do a course together. You need a platform for your joyful, deep, beautiful insights on Black history.” She was thrilled. I was thrilled. (And I would get to work with her for many months on this meaningful course!)

 

At one point, after a particularly fabulous conversation, I said to her, “I wonder why the universe put us together”, and then it hit me. “We are meant to do a course together. You need a platform for your joyful, deep, beautiful insights on Black history.” She was thrilled. I was thrilled. (And I would get to work with her for many months on this meaningful course!)

 

 

Above: My co-teacher, Tamisha Anthony

 

We spent much of 2021 working on it, and I know that you’re going to love this fascinating and visually lush online course. It begins today and will run for four weeks, ahead of Black History Month in the USA.

 

It’ll give you a deeper understanding of the richness and beauty of Black American history. From loads of vintage images of clothing, hairstyles, and environments, this course will help you to broaden your visual toolkit, expand your awareness of the unbelievable creative accomplishments made by Black people in the face of abject adversity, plus it’ll increase your range of subject matter when drawing diverse characters and environments.

 

Above: Image by Tequitia Andrews
Here are the four key eras that are covered in Redrawing Black History:
  1. The Fight for Freedom: the 19th Century
  2. The Jazz Era: 1920’s and 1930’s
  3. The Dress and Protest Era: 1940’s and 1960’s
  4. Black is Beautiful: The 1960’s and 1970’s
Beth, my co-founder, felt that it was important that everyone to be able to take this extraordinary course, so we’ve made it free for all. Please go ahead and share this mind-opening, creative celebration of Black lives.
Not only will you love Tamisha and her weekly videos featuring lush Powerpoints of each era, you’ll expand your drawing repertoire with a four drawing assignments. One of my favorite parts: at the end of each weekly video, Tamisha shares a book, video and podcast that she thinks you’ll enjoy.
What’s more, there are weekly Lilla and Tamisha Unleashed videos (we loved filming these!), plus we will be doing a live Zoom review at the end of class of work submitted to the gallery.
We will help you to produce four stunning pieces of art that celebrate Black history. I know students are going to be enthralled with the visuals and be so inspired by Tamisha.
Check out the schedule of class.
Read why we wrote this course.
Hurry, sign up now. Class starts today and it’s FREE!
I hope to see you there.
xo
Lilla
11/29/21

My giant course sale ends tomorrow! Make 2022 your year!

Our biggest sale of the year ends tomorrow over at my teaching site, Make Art That Sells!

 

Let me help you make 2022 your best year ever. I’ve taught thousands of students over the course of forty years, and I have a lot to share. MATS is a place where you can focus on your art in the company of like-minded people, stay inspired, and enjoy the guidance and structure you crave to be the very best artist you can be. Many of my students have gone on to be represented by me and by other agents.

 

Don’t miss the huge Cyber Sale which ends tomorrow!

 

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, and back by popular demand, the Armadillo worksheet for you to dream up your goals for 2022.
Above, from left: Me, Zoë Tucker (Illustrating Children’s Books & Character Play), Margo Tantau (Creating Collections for Home Décor & Home Decor Plus), Beth Kempton (MBA), Riley Wilkinson (My Toy Pitch & Character Play), Tamisha Anthony (Redrawing Black History).

 

Join me and my brilliant
including
6 course giveaways,
top tips, and more.

 

A variety of Studio products

 


 

Some recent work by our artists
Editions Auzou

 

Sublime Stitching

 

Scholastic
Editions Auzou

 

 

Compendium

 

Hachette Australia

 

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
11/22/21

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

I’ve been teaching courses–along with a few of my colleagues– at my other site, Make Art That Sells, for over eight years. I find it incredibly meaningful to help creatives thrive in our industry. In fact, I’ve discovered a number of my artists in those courses.

 

Once a year, we offer a giant sale of my courses for 2022, and it all starts TOMORROW!

 

Are you ready to super charge your art career in 2022? Would you like to focus on your art in the company of like-minded people? To be inspired and learn new things? To learn from experts in the industry? Then check out our huge Cyber Sale which starts tomorrow!
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.

 

12 noon ET/5 pm GMT!
I’ll do a pop-in “career tarot” for a volunteer — I’ll talk to them about their art career dreams and goals, and do a career tarot reading to suggest their next steps. And then I’ll give them a FREE Make Art That Sells course that I think would be perfect for them, based on what we’ve talked about!
Zoom with me TODAY
November 22nd, 12PM ET

 

 

Above: The live courses I’ll be teaching next year along with a few of my favorite colleagues. Read more here.

 

Above: Check out the variety of products beautifully illustrated by our artists–from ceramicware, to embroidery transfers, to toothbrushes. How do you get these gigs? Learn more about the courses here.
Enjoy work by LRS artists created in my Make Art That Sells courses, below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Assignment Bootcamp course

 

This piece was picked up for a greeting card!

 

 

 

The My Toy Pitch course

 

 

 

 

The Editorial Live Course

 

 

 

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
11/17/21

Have you ever seen packaging this gorgeous? Plus Helen Dardik’s latest prints.

We’re thrilled to be sharing this fabulous FREE guide that’s absolutely stuffed with valuable information and gorgeous art.

 

With insider insights on how to get an agent, to what a buyer looks for in a home décor collection and how to get editorial illustration work, these tips are based on years of experience – and we’re giving it to you for FREE!

 

Just head over to Make Art That Sells to grab your copy now!

 


Kim Fleming here! As an agent at LRS, I get to assign loads of jobs to our brilliant artists, and I never tire of seeing the stunning work they create. Today, I’ve selected a few recent favorites to show you–from assignments, but also from personal work that the artists do just for themselves. Scroll down to see stylish chocolate packaging, intricate prints, an imaginative book cover, and more!

 

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

From Rebecca Jones’ fabric collection, Oceans Away, for Clothworks
Animation by Natasha Dewitz

 

Available for licensing as of this writing

 

Available for licensing as of this writing.

 

Penguin Random House

 

A selection of cards by Flora Waycott
Photograph by Flora Waycott

 

Packaging for Fika cookies
Available in stores only

 

Character development by Julia Christians

 

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
7/20/21

What do talking pencils, lightening bugs and Cleopatra have in common?

Today’s spotlight

 

Please enjoy this brand new work by our artists who attended my recent course, Make Art That Sells Illustrating Children’s Books 2021. You’ll see appealing characters displaying emotions and active poses, strong art styles and gorgeous environments whether witty (I’m talking about you, Katie Vernon) or historically accurate (I’m looking at your Cleopatra, Jennifer Potter) or dreamy (yes, you, Kelly Anne Dalton).

 

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

 

Text by Zoë Tucker

 

Text by Lilla Rogers.
Manuscript and art ready to license! Contact us for details.

 

Text by Zoë Tucker

 

 

 

 

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
3/17/21

Some of my very favorite images by our artists created for our Menagerie 2021!

Every year, we host our art Menagerie for our artists, where we give juicy assignments to inspire them to create new work. Our goal is to constantly have our artists make new work for you, our clients.
Many of you have already logged into the site to see the work–over 150 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.

 

 

We’ve got even more PDF goodness for you,
for categories like Puzzles, Editorial, and more!
Check out all of our PDF downloads here.

 

Enjoy these highlights from the Menagerie.
Kelly Anne’s beautiful collection for the Menagerie.
All images 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.

 

Available for license as of this writing.

 

Available for license as of this writing.

 

Newsflash!
Art Directors: Want to be a guest VIP for the July My Toy Pitch course? We would absolutely love to have you join us! Contact us!

 

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
3/1/21

I’ve got two exciting live Zooms for you this week–Today and Thursday. Read on!

I’ve got two exciting live Zooms for you this week–today and Thursday. Read on!
Coming this Thursday!
Join me Thursday as
I chat with the
brilliantly talented
and view her gorgeous work.
This Thursday,
March 4th
at 12.00 PM ET.
—–
We’ll broadcast live on Zoom here on Thursday. See you then!
WebinART link here
Password: Kay77

 

Assignment Bootcamp starts today!
Join me TODAY for
a free live Zoom at 12 PM ET.
Just click this link to join
As an agent, I’ve learned many things about artists’ successes over the decades. I’ll discuss what makes for a lucrative and varied illustration career. I’ll chat about what’s in Bootcamp 2021, and why it’s going to rocket ship your art practice.
Plus: ask me anything!
Plus: A free Bootcamp class giveaway!
Above: A shot from the video for your upcoming Bootcamp Mini assignment.

 

Please enjoy a few of the images my represented artists created for my Bootcamp course in previous years.

 

 

A client saw Erica’s Bootcamp prep assignment (above, right)
and commissioned her to create an entire alphabet for
a line of kids’ wallpaper!

 

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.

 

 

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
10/7/20

See how our artists illustrated my latest text.

You may know about my other business, Make Art That Sells, my course site where I’ve been teaching for the past eight years. Today, I’d like to share some work by my artists for the recent Illustrating Children’s Books course, and also to invite you to join me in my newest course!

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

 

Join me for a
this Friday October 9th
at noon et
to get an overview of the class, find out more about my dreamy Magic Cards, and discover everything else I have in store for you!
Click here to join me
this Friday!

 

Creating a unique book comes from understanding what makes you unique and discovering the story you’re excited to tell.
To help you do this, I’ve created a playful, personalized and structured course that will bring out your special story. It’s 125 pages packed full of quirky worksheets, fun exercises and interactive videos that will guide you step by step to create your own special brilliant story – the story that only you can write.

 

Join me! Sign up here.
Editors and Art Directors: Six of my artists beta-tested the course in May creating incredible pitches with irresistible characters, lively plots and quirky viewpoints, from witty premises to STEM/STEAM themes. Interested? I’d love to hear from you.

 

See the amazing work by our artistsfrom the recent

 

One of the many things I love about the class is the opportunity to write a texts for the students to illustrate. For the most recent course, I wrote a story entitled I Paint Purple. Below, see how my artists illustrated my story and the other stories from class, each so brilliantly and quite differently.

 

If you’re an editor or art director and are interested in having a look at my text or more of the art from class, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

 

Story by Lilla Rogers

 

Story by Jennie Stevenson

 

Story by Lilla Rogers

 

Story by Jennie Stevenson

 

Story by Lilla Rogers

 

Story by Zoë Tucker

 

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
7/27/20

Wanna know who our next artist is? Plus see the work my artists did for class.

My kid book class Starts today!

 

Even in a pandemic, children’s books are selling remarkably well, and we’re receiving book deals for our artists all the time. As a matter of fact, Susan McCabe, Senior Agent here at LRS, dropped by today and remarked at how all of our top children’s book illustrators are heavily booked. In part, that’s why I created this course five years ago–to help our artists make even better pitches, and to find new illustrators in that market. And we’re happy that this is keeping many of our artists busy during this time.
Make Art That Sells Illustrating Children’s Books starts today! It’s not too late to sign up and get your first assignment. Join me.
Scroll down to see work that our artists have created in the course from previous years.

 

Big news!

 

I regularly fall in love with the artists in my courses. Occasionally one will emerge that is so appealing, so unique, that we are compelled–and thrilled–to take them on.
We’re excited to announce (really, to tease you with that fact) that we are taking on a new artist this week! Join me as I will be interviewing them and enjoying their incredible work in our next WebinART this Thursday.
Join me for WebinART #10 as I chat with special guest, our newest artist! I’ll reveal who it is this Thursday. (Yeah, a sneaky ploy to get you to watch.)
This Thursday,
July 30th at special time
7.00 PM ET.
Watch for details in your inbox
on Thursday morning.
Here’s a little sneak peek of their work.
Can you guess who it is?
Hints:
— This artist’s style is highly rendered and very dreamy.
— This artist’s dream job is to illustrate a compendium of insects or magical flowers.

 

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

 

Children’s book illustration by our artists from my courses

 

 

 

 

 

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