Category: 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
6/9/20

Look who I’m featuring in my next WebinART! Plus how our artists will celebrate the end of the pandemic.

Puzzle for Galison/Mudpuppy. Buy it here.
Above: Plant Mom tote for
Blue Q
Above: Zipper pouch for Blue Q
Join me for WebinART #6 featuring
Guest Artist Sarah Walsh
This Thursday, June 11th at 12.30 PM ET.
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We’ll be broadcasting live on Zoom here on Thursday. Bookmark it and set your alarm!
WebinART link here
Password: Walshy77
As you can imagine, from just looking at her work, Sarah stays incredibly busy with top brands like Blue Q, Chronicle Books, Crate & Barrel, Flow Magazine, Galison/Mudpuppy, Garnet Hill, Nosy Crow, Perseus, Quarto and the Guardian. Her work is that magical combination of accessible style with edge, brilliant color, and wit galore. I know we’re going to have fun together in this WebinART.

 

Last week’s WebinART with Kendra Binney was so inspiring. You can catch the replay here; Password: 6o@!8+38

 

Find links to our entire WebinART series HERE.
Above: Flow Magazine
Above: The many translations of Wild Lives (Nosy Crow)
Contact us to assign or license art–we’re happy to help you find the perfect artist or gorgeous images for your project!

 

Recently, I gave this worksheet to my artists to entice them to illustrate their vision for the future, post-pandemic. Here’s what they did…

 

 

I’m delighted that I am now a columnist for UPPERCASE Magazine, the beloved design and art magazine by publisher Janine Vangool. Here’s my first column for Issue #45, where I deconstruct my favorite expression, people buy your joy.
Check out the current issue 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
4/3/20

See the gorgeous work my artists have created for my classes. My courses are on SALE. Download your free Guide.

One of my greatest joys as an agent is being able to mentor my artists and also share that knowledge with our community at large on my course platform, Make Art That Sells (MATS), now in its 8th year. I’m even cool if I’m helping artists who are represented by other agents. Why not? What’s good for one is good for all.

I found all 20 of the most recent artists that we’ve taken on for representation in my MATS classes. Why? Because I’d gotten to know them and witness their evolving brilliance. Scroll down to see the work that my own artists have created in my classes (even after being represented by me), and you’ll get why I love teaching.
I’m happy to let you know that our MATS Annual Spring Sale is on and it’s chock full of great deals. These courses are a fun way to focus your attention on your creativity in this super weird time.

Download our Spring Sale Guide here to learn about what’s for sale, and read about my two brand-new courses, My Kid Book Pitch and Lilla’s Mystery Box.

Download your free pretty Sales Guide here
and read about my newest courses.
 

Get the big bundle here jam-packed full of all my courses to nicely fill your summer and fall schedule with creative goodness. It’s called My Semester of Art School: ALL. Or purchase individual courses, all on sale now.
Yep, get all this goodness in our My Semester of Art School Bundle: ALL
and rev up your creative life.
Enjoy work that my artists have created in MATS classes:
Text by Zoë Tucker.
Kelly Anne Dalton for the Illustrating Children’s Books Course.
Text by Zoë Tucker.
Sarah Papworth for the Editorial Course (Available 2021)
Julia Christians for the Creating Collections for Home Décor course
Kelly Anne Dalton for the Creating Collections for Home Décor course
We’re giving away our MBA course
for FREE to support creative people during this time. Over 10,000 people have already signed up. Join us.
I hope you enjoyed the show! Check out our site to see more. Be sure to sign up for courses during this sale which ends Wednesday, April 8th. Yep, we have lots of art directors that take my classes. I love it. Join me!
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
P. S. Follow us on Instagram for more fun.
3/24/20

Social tips from the agents and books and games to keep you entertained

Wow. What crazy times these are! Hope you’re finding things to do to keep you happy.

 

Social tips from the Agents
I just got off a Skype with my fabulous agent colleagues Susan and Kim. I asked them what they are doing to get their social fix. Here’s their advice:
Susan’s Social Tip:
“Call a different person every night. Go down your list. It might be a neighbor, an old friend. Reach out to someone you haven’t spoken to in a long time.”
Kim’s Social Tip:
“Make a virtual dinner date with a few friends or family. Set a time to FaceTime or Zoom, and enjoy your dinner and drinks together.”

 

Business learning for creative people
I’m absolutely blown away that over 9,000 people (as of this writing) have signed up for my MATS MBA (Money Bad Ass) course which co-founder Beth Kempton and I are now offering for free. We wanted to do something to help our community and this course felt very timely. It’s a robust course with videos and downloadables to help you both negotiate this phase and be ready with your big dreams when this has all passed, as it will. Read more here.

 

Bootcamp Flash Sale
Tired of reading the news? Need a creative focus? Join me every Monday for creative lessons in Assignment Bootcamp now through the end of June. More info here. Sale ends Thursday.
 

Here are some books and products to keep you entertained while holed-up at home.
Contact us to assign or license–we’re happy to help!

 

Maybe it’s time to do some comfort cooking with the family. Check out this wonderful recipe book of comfort foods by Quarto with cover by Clairice Gifford.

 

This book of beautiful butterflies is full of press-out designs intricately decorated with foil and perfect for all ages to color in. By Nosy Crow.

 

Fabulous family fun in a box! These bright puzzles by Galison/Mudpuppy will keep you (and the kids) happy and entertained any day.

 

Don’t forget to get out into nature during this time–breathing only at socially acceptable distances–and record your observations in this lovely journal.

 

If staying inside is more your scene, this might help you cope. Gorgeous packaging by Helen Dardik
for Seattle Chocolate.
If not chocolate, then maybe enjoy some Chardonnay with a
beautiful label by Mara Penny
for Chateau Ste Michelle winery.
Available now
at your local wine shop.

 

 

Together we are facing an unprecedented, challenging time. In the face of this, we want you to know that the MATS community is here for you. We know we need tools and innovation to allow us to imagine a new kind of future, where we can be creative in the way we generate money to support our families, pay the bills, and help keep our local communities thriving.
That’s why we are gifting every single person in our community a free place on our online course MATS MBA (Money BadAss).
Please share this with anyone who needs it, and invite them into the MATS family.
This course is usually £179 (approx. $220) but you can access it for free right now.
CLICK HERE to secure your free spot.
I hope you enjoyed the show! 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. Get to know us here!
Follow us on Instagram for more fun.
xo
Lilla
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells courses
P. S. Read what our clients have to say about working with our agency here!

 

 

1/17/20

Here’s the Menagerie Sneak Peek you’ve been waiting for! Plus see work by our artists for Lilla’s Editorial class.

It’s almost time for Lilla’s 4th annual ART MENAGERIE–coming this Wednesday!

Our amazing artists have created tons of brand-new work from assignments that I created just for this event. The assignments are geared around the themes you request most often, and the images they’ve created will blow you away.

Q: How will I access the work?

A: You’ll get an email from us on January 22nd with a link and a special password where you can view the art in a private online gallery.

Below: A preview of some beautiful artwork in the Menagerie gallery–just waiting to be snapped up!

Kelly Anne Dalton

 

Kendra Binney

 


 

 

Back by popular demand, The Editorial Live course goes live Monday, January 20. The Spring 2019 course sold out even before it was officially launched!

Lilla’s got a brand new hot current event topic for the January 2020 course. Grab your spot now and get ready to find out why we’re calling it The Artivism Edit!

Join her for a free Facebook Live on the Make Art that Sells Facebook page on the first day of class, Monday, January 20th at 2PM ET and get your hands on the free first assignment!

Enjoy some of our artists’ powerful work from Lilla’s previous Make Art That Sells Editorial classes:

Katie Vernon

Animation by Katie Vernon

 

Erica Root

 

Bambi Ramsey

 

Kendra Binney

 

Sarah Papworth

 

Zoë Ingram

 

In 2019, art directors at The Washington Post commissioned work from more than 400 artists — LRS artists Jennifer M Potter and Sarah Walsh feature in their “Best of 2019” Retrospective.

Check it out here!

 


 

I hope you enjoyed the show! 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. Get to know us here!
Follow us on Instagram for more fun.
xo
Lilla
Agent, Artist, Author
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells courses
P. S. Read what our clients have to say about working with our agency here!
10/21/19

The one question Kendra Binney would love to be asked, plus incredible new work

Today we’d love to share some highlights from Kendra Binney’s portfolio. We’re delighted with how, in such a short period of time, she’s taking off in children’s book illustration and getting loads of card and stationery gigs, among other commissions.

Kendra writes: I’m a nature loving painter, draw-er, pet collecting mess maker. All of my best clothes are covered in dirt, paint, and animal hair.

What’s the strangest work experience you’ve ever had?
I randomly met a woman one time who had tattoos of my artwork completely covering both her arms. There are probably odder experiences, but that one stands out. It was pretty flattering.

What question would you most like to be asked?
“Kendra, can I please clean your house everyday, forever?”

Contact us to assign or license. We’re happy to help!

 

Kendra Binney

Animation by Natasha Dewitz

 

World map commissioned by Oopsy Daisy
Buy it here

 

This piece was created for my Illustrating Children’s Books course for the double page spread assignment. The text for the course was “A Girl Who Said NO!”, a story about Greta Thunberg written by co-teacher Zoë Tucker.

 

Kendra submitted this piece for our Global Talent Search and it sealed the deal for representation with us (along with her incredible body of work).

 

Kendra illustrated this lovely piece for Poses week for my
Illustrating Children’s Book course.

 

Kendra created this magical and moody piece for Folktale Week.

 

Various products for Roger LaBorde
Buy them here

 

Calypso Cards
Buy it here

 

Original wall art

 

A beautiful editorial piece by Kendra Binney

 

Join me! CLASS STARTS MONDAY, OCTOBER 28TH. In this four-week live course, you’ll find out how to get work in this cool and lucrative market, whether you have previous experience or not; what to show on your website or Instagram to get magazine work; how to come up with concepts in your own style; and much more.

 


 

I hope you enjoyed the show! 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. Get to know us here!
Follow us on Instagram for more fun.
xo
Lilla
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells courses
P. S. Read what our clients have to say about working with our agency here!
9/30/19

The big reveal: See the work our artists created for my recent Illustrating Children’s Book course

Today, we’d love to show you work by our artists that they created for my recent course, Illustrating Children’s Books, which I co-teach online with art director Zoë Tucker. We emphasize the importance of creating a compelling character with “spark”, as Zoë often says, and the artist needs to be able to sustain continuity in the character’s poses. Most of all, the work must have an appealing, unique style appropriate for the text. Check out the work below to see this in action.

Contact us to assign or license–we’re happy to help!

 

Kendra Binney

 

Bambi Ramsey

 

Erica Root

Animation by Natasha Dewitz

 

Kelly Anne Dalton


 

I hope you enjoyed the show! 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. Get to know us here!
Follow us on Instagram for more fun.
xo
Lilla
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells courses
P. S. Read what our clients have to say about working with our agency here!

 

8/8/19

How does an artist illustrate Eva Hesse with string and lettering? Lots of lettering by our artists.

Want to see the various ways in which seven top artists create beautiful and brilliant lettering? Read on.

Fun Facts: Did you know that agent Kim Fleming is fluent in French, and agent Joanne Hus is fluent in Spanish? Yup!

Contact us to assign or license–we’re happy to help!

 

Zoe Ingram

Animation by Natasha Dewitz

 

Clairice Gifford

“Let’s keep asking questions”

Clairice Gifford’s typographic illustration for Flow Magazine (France)

 

Helen Dardik

From the sketchbook of the genius Helen Dardik

 

Julia Christians

Julia’s sketchbook from my MBA course

 

Marenthe

Lovely serif uppercase lettering from Marenthe’s sketchbook

 

Sarah Papworth

We love this innovative lettering treatment from Sarah’s book “I Know An Artist” (Quarto)

 

Trina Dalziel

Trina created delicate serif upper and lower case lettering in this gardening illustration for Baltimore Magazine.

 


 

I hope you enjoyed the show! 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. Get to know us here!
Follow us on Instagram for more fun.
xo
Lilla
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells courses
P. S. Read what our clients have to say about working with our agency here!
7/15/19

A few of my favorite picks

Today I’m sharing a few of my favorite picks by my artists.

Contact us to assign or license. We’re happy to help!

 

Anke Rega

Animation by Anke Rega

 

Kelly Anne Dalton

Kelly Anne is currently taking my Illustrating Children’s Book course and writes, “Time for another round of Make Art That Sells Illustrating Children’s Books. I chose “Greta & the Wolves”, a wonderful text by co-teacher Zoe Tucker. I can’t wait to dig into the story and Greta’s world over the next four weeks.”

 

Kendra Binney

 

Clairice Gifford

Clairice writes, “I recently did the design for these Fika cookie boxes for Valentine’s Day. So excited to see the actual packaging and is it bad I’m even more excited to eat the cookies. The lettering says ‘many hugs’ in Swedish.”

 

Mara Penny

 

Hsinping Pan

Click on this image to see a delightful video that Hsinping Pan created for Land of Nod.

 

Åsa Gilland

Åsa writes, “Here’s a sneak peek of something I’ve been working on. Last year started out very rough but in autumn some amazing things happened. The fabulous Lilla Rogers Studio took me on and I remember telling Lilla that I’d love to illustrate a children’s book. I am so grateful that happened and for getting to work on this beautiful story The Perfect Shelter for Little Tiger Press, coming in the Spring of 2020. Crazy what can happen in a year.”

 

Bambi Ramsey

Bambi writes, “Meet Jack and Pearl… working on my characters for the latest Make Art That Sells kids book class and getting happily swept away by a world of tide pools and ocean goodness. Story by the lovely Zoe Tucker“. I can’t wait to see where this goes.

 


 

I hope you enjoyed the show! 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. Get to know us here!

Follow us on Instagram for more fun.

xo

Lilla
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells courses

 

P. S. Read what our clients have to say about working with our agency here!

4/30/19

BIG NEWS! Plus animated Hank Williams, Susan’s going to NYC, and more!

We love photographing our artists’ illustrated products as they come in. Hope you enjoy them!

Plus, our big news is…we have taken on a new artist! I scooped her up from seeing her work in my MATS courses over the years. Her work has a fresh look and was often was selected to be in my MATS reviews. We’re getting her up on the site, and once that’s done, we’ll announce who she is.

 

ART DIRECTORS: Agent Susan McCabe will be in NYC May 16-19 showing the new artist’s work plus our brand-new collections of available card art and our children’s book portfolio of the very best work. Be sure to contact Susan to schedule a visit. Not in NYC? We’re happy to send you a magazine-style portfolio of the card art or the children’s book art to keep for reference. Just give us a shout.

 


 

Daniel Roode

Animation by Natasha Dewitz

 

Walter Foster Publishing

 

Rebecca Jones

Greeting Card for Sellers Publishing

 

Puzzle to Go for Mudpuppy

 

Asa Gilland

Greeting cards for Trader Joe’s

 

Flora Waycott

Greeting cards for Madison Park (left) and Sellers Publishing (right)

 

Anke Rega

Great spots in Better Homes & Gardens “Do It Yourself” Magazine

 

I hope you enjoyed the show! 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. Get to know us here!
Follow us on Instagram for more fun.
xo
Lilla
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells courses
P. S. Read what our clients have to say about working with our agency here!