Category: Make Art That Sells

10/19/22

Check out these beautiful collections from the recents MATS Home Decor class

We recently wrapped up our Make Art That Sells Creating Collections for Home Decor class, and of course my artists blew me away with their creations! Scroll down to see what they came up with — vibrant florals, moody patterns, and beautiful birds. These would make amazing home decor collections but could also work well for stationery too.

PLUS my next course My Kid Book Pitch, my children’s book writing course for artists, starts Monday October 24th. Don’t miss it!

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

 

Ruth Burrows
Available for licensing as of this writing.

 

Mara Penny
Available for licensing as of this writing.

 

Bambi Ramsey
Available for licensing as of this writing.

 

Erin Vanessa
Available for licensing as of this writing.

 

Starting Monday October 24th!Quick–sign up now so you don’t miss out!
Look what just came out! Katie Vernon wrote and illustrated Ari Arranges Everything in the My Kid Book Pitch class, and now it is published by Running Press Kids.Katie has written and illustrated three books which have been picked up by top publishers.Take my course coming up on October 24th to learnn how!
  • Do you want to learn how to write an original, special picture book that editors will love?
  • Do you want to find out how you can stand out from the many thousands of book pitches that are sent to editors every year?
  • Do you want to know how to avoid the top 10 mistakes that writers make, and learn step by step how to create a story that comes from your own unique experience?

Then sign up now!

 

4/29/22

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 9th year.

 

All (except one) of the artists that we’ve taken on over the past several were discovered in my MATS classes. Why? Because I’d gotten to know them and witness their evolving brilliance. Plus they understand and have created the kind of work that is perfect for our clients.

 

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.

 

First, jump on our sale that begins today.

 

Our MATS Annual Spring Sale is now on and it’s chock full of great deals. These courses are a powerful way to focus your attention on your creativity.

 

It starts TODAY, April 29th, with 20% off every single course and up to a whopping 40% off our bundles.

 

Download your copy of our gorgeous Sale Guide here and explore everything that’s included in our big Spring Sale, plus worksheets, stunning student art (maybe yours!) and more.

 

 

and see galleries of student art, worksheets, Your Bundle Chooser, the fan favorite, the Armadillo Journaling Worksheet, and more.

 

PLUS join me today for a FREE public Zoom event and you could win a FREE place in class!

 

Here’s what else you can expect:
• Ask me anything! I will be answering your questions about my raved-about courses, your creative career and anything else you want to know.
• LIVE student pop-ups: We will be popping a lucky volunteer up on the screen to speak live about their art career hopes and goals, and possibly do career tarot.
• Hear an exclusive extract from the book that I am currently writing, packed full of all the things I want creative people like you to know.
• Five minute journaling/sketching exercise: to inspire and energize you

 

LIVE ZOOM TODAY!
April 29th 12 noon EST/5 pm GMT

 

Get the big bundle 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. Or purchase individual courses, all on sale now.

 

 

Enjoy work that my artists have created in MATS classes:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But wait, there’s more!
MARK YOUR CALENDAR

 

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

Monday, May 2nd
12.00 PM ET

 

Ps. You won’t be on video; it’s a great conversation to have on in the background!
Find our entire WebinART series on our YouTube Channel 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

 

2/28/22

See top work from the Redrawing Black History course

 
Our artist Helen Dardik emigrated from Ukraine many years ago. She created this image in response to the invasion of Ukraine. It was immediately purchased and Helen donated all proceeds to Ukraine. You can find this piece and more on her Instagram page: @helen_dardik
 

To send help to the people of the Ukraine, here are two organizations you can support:
(Thank you for these links, Janine Vangool.)

 


 

As Black History Month ends, we wanted to highlight some of our artists’ pieces from my course, Redrawing Black History, that I taught with Tamisha Anthony over at Make Art That Sells. I was delighted that over 4,300 students took part in this important celebration of Black women artists.

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.

 

While we’re at it, we’ve collected some images by our artists from our archives celebrating Black women.
Available for licensing as of this writing.

 

Portrait of Valerie Thomas
from Kitchen Pantry Scientist : Physics for Kids (Quarto) — Out now!

 

From Herstory (Nosy Crow)

 


 

Class starts next Monday!
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 Trina Dalziel
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 product pitches that’ll capture the attention of toy developers and art directors as you create an exciting original toy and develop your own winning, playful pitch.
Newsflash: We just signed an artist that we discovered the last time we ran the course. Stay tuned for the big reveal. Next time, it might be you!
Join Riley and me for a free live Zoom this Friday as we share all the deets and do a giveaway of the course. Find details 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
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.