Category: Make Art That Sells

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!
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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!
4/23/19

See our artists’ work for my Bootcamp course + Semester of Art School on SALE today

As you may know, I’ve loved teaching for over 40 years–at art schools, in my Studio, mentoring my artists, and for the past six years, on my site Make Art That Sells. I’m at the stage in my career where I want to help our community. I believe that growing the quality of work in our industry energizes everyone and creates prosperity for all–artists, agents, art directors, manufacturers…

So my latest passion is a four-course semester I’ve created, which begins this summer and goes through the end of the year. It’s called My Semester of Art School and it goes on sale TODAY.
(I will let you in on a secret: we are seriously looking for artists to represent from classes in MATS. Why? They are incredibly well-trained with stunning portfolio pieces geared to the top markets.)

 

 


 

I’d love to show you some of the gorgeous work that our very own artists have produced in MATS classes. Even though the following artists are busy with jobs, I was thrilled that they took the time to bop into class and do the assignments.
One assignment was to create a journal cover using specific florals such as lily of the valley or annual geraniums, and another assignment was about making funky salt and pepper shakers, as Anke did below:

 

Anke Rega

Animation by Natasha Dewitz

 

 

Salt and Pepper shakers based on famous artists

 

Katie Vernon

 

Sarah Papworth

 

Jennifer M Potter

 

Julia Christians

 

Get some of this goodness for yourself and sign up now!

 


 

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
P. S. Read what our clients have to say about working with our agency here!
2/25/19

What happens when our artists go rogue on home décor art?

Check out some of the amazing artwork our artists created for Home Décor, revealed initially in our exclusive Menagerie showcase.

 

Zoe Ingram

 

 

Sarah Papworth

 

Tara Lilly

 

Rachael Taylor

 

Jon Cannell

 

Anne Bentley

 

Sarah Walsh

 

Tara Lilly

 

Kendra Binney

 

Sarah Papworth

 

Mara Penny

 

Clairice Gifford

 

Registration for Bootcamp–Lilla’s most popular course–reopens for a limited time starting TOMORROW, February 26th, and closes for good on Friday. Don’t miss out!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

February Bootcamp’s assignment was to create a floral journal cover. Artists were given a particular flower, a medium, and an on-trend palette to play with. Here’s the gorgeous work produced by some of our artists, available for license.

 

 

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!
8/1/18

Who will be our next represented artist? Announcing the 2018 GTS Finalists!

Announcing the 2018 GTS Finalists

The judges and the people have spoken! The competition was intense, with judges telling us that it was challenging to select a mere five artists from such an incredible pool of work.

We’re delighted to now reveal the 2018 Global Talent Search Finalists, chosen from the 50 Semi-Finalists (who were selected from over 1,200 artists’ work).

Five artists were chosen by our panel of VIP industry experts, and one was chosen by public vote (our People’s Choice Winner).

The overall competition winner will be represented by Lilla Rogers Studio and will be flown from their home city to our Artists and VIP Retreat in September!

Click here to view the Finalists!

 

Over 10,000 votes were cast by the public, and we can now reveal that the 2018 Global Talent Search People’s Choice Finalist is. See the People’s Choice Finalist here.

Read the next steps in the competition here.

 


 

Finalist 1 (The People’s Choice and Judge’s choice): Åsa Gilland, Sweden

MATS Student since 2014

The People’s Choice Finalist Åsa was also one of the five Finalists chosen by the judges. As per our rules, this allowed the judges’ sixth choice to also join the group of Finalists, and we are delighted with our top six, who will now take on one more assignment to try to win the title of Lilla Rogers Studio Global Talent Search Winner 2018.

 

Here’s what one of our GTS judges had to say about Åsa’s GTS submission:

‘I love her style – it is loose and organic yet detailed. Her people have personality and unique looks. I like that she did not format this piece in little blocks like so many others.’

 


 

Finalist 2: Jennifer Potter, San Francisco, California

MATS Student since 2017

 

 

Here’s what one of our GTS judges had to say about Jennifer’s GTS submission:

‘Jennifer Potter: great layout, smart inclusion of the hands, theme tied into every element, including the rope frames. Love the limited palette. In an instant, I knew this was about a few people, a boat, and was from the past. Great skills in scenes, people, and objects.’

 


 

Finalist 3: Kendra Binney, Portland, Oregon

MATS Student since 2014

 

Here’s what one of our GTS judges had to say about Kendra’s GTS submission:

‘Kendra Binney’s Birdsong was a standout. I loved it from first glance before I even began reading. The art is really striking and appealing and fresh, the color use is lovely, and the storytelling is superb.’

 


 

Finalist 4: Sarah Papworth, West Midlands, United Kingdom

MATS Student since 2015

 

 

Here’s what one of our GTS judges had to say about Sarah’s GTS submission:

‘Her journal took my breath away, and this assignment was amazing. The lettering. the tonal quality, the details, the story. But most of ALL, it’s her vast portfolio that has such differentiation within it. Her piece has style, finesse, variety, great lettering, and solid talent.’

 


 

Finalist 5: Anke Rega, Berlin, Germany

MATS Student since 2016

 

 

Here’s what one of our GTS judges had to say about Anke’s GTS submission:

‘The color palette is very appealing and the way she decorated the interior showed that she’s tapped into trends.’

 


 

Finalist 6: Julia Christians, The Harz Mountains, Germany

MATS Student since 2017

 

 

Here’s what one of our GTS judges had to say about Julia’s GTS submission:

‘I want to work with her! What else can I say? I like the energy in her work, the humour in her characters. She would work for picture books and middle-grade fiction.’

 


 

To all those that participated in the competition this year, a big giant THANK YOU for being a part of it!

Stay tuned to find out who will win the competition!

The 2018 Global Talent Search winner will be announced on lillarogers.com on August 17th!

2/2/18

What happens when my artists take my class? See why I love these two.

Here’s what happens when my artists (many of whom are my e-course grads) take my course Assignment Bootcamp. This work was from the January assignment where I asked the students to draw what they imagine might be in the bag of one of 12 badass women. Then they were to turn it into a book cover. Just for fun, students got assigned their person to illustrate based on the student’s birthday month. (By the way, you can still get into this lively class for the next 4 months of assignments and other goodness, but registration closes tonight, so hurry!)

This is a very exciting new look for my artist Zoe Ingram. I don’t think I’ve ever seen Zoe do portraits quite like this so I was delighted to see her thoughtful rendering of Maira Kalman, the iconic illustrator.


Zoe Ingram


Katie Vernon


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Hope you enjoyed the show!
 
Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d love to hear from you for any of your art needs.

xo
Lilla

11/8/17

Zoe’s home decor pitch for you

So when I take on an artist, they get to have free access to all my online courses at Make Art That Sells. It’s a great way that they can keep growing, learning, and making new work for us to show.
This is what happens when my artist Zoe Ingram, my very first Global Talent Search winner,took my home decor course recently. These are based on my trend boards that I provide in class.
Get a napkin ready because you are about to drool. And contact us to snap these designs up for your products. Many are still available. Or Zoe is happy to do commissions for you.

Hope you enjoyed the show. Lookin’ for some great art? Contact us to license, buy or commission art for your fabulous project. We are happy to help you!

XO

Lilla

8/7/17

Carolyn Gavin’s Home Decor Collection

It’s so rewarding to see our artists’ work come to life! Here’s our artist Carolyn Gavin’s gorgeous home decor line for TAG, Ltd.  She has such a masterful loose paint style and adorable quirky lettering. Carolyn created this delightful art in the Make Art That Sells: Creating Collections for Home Decor course.  Lilla co-teaches this class with esteemed colleague Creative Director Margo Tantau.
Artists: This is our LAST session we will be running live. This is your chance to get your work in front of a top art agent and creative director. Class starts today on Monday, August 7th. Don’t miss this opportunity! Sign up here.
Here’s the art board Carolyn designed in our Creating Collections for Home Decor class. We pitched it to TAG, Ltd. and they snapped it up:
Ta da! We’re crazy about this collection that TAG Ltd. created from Carolyn Gavin’s work from her presentation. In fact, that cup on the upper left is on Lilla’s desk holding her pencils.

Check out more terrific products Carolyn has with Anthropologie:

Art directors: See more of Carolyn’s gorgeous work here.
Join Lilla this Wednesday, August 9th at 1:30pm ET on the Make Art That Sells Facebook page to get help with your first class assignment.
Lookin’ for some great art? Contact us to license, buy or commission art for your fabulous project. We are happy to help you!

xo,

The Studio Ladies

8/4/17

See how Zoe uses an inky pen and quirky lettering in her art.

I’m delighted to show you our artist  Zoe Ingram’s fresh new Home Decor line for Creative Co-Op! This very cool collection was created in my Make Art That Sells Home Decor Course.  I love her fine inky line and charming lettering. It’s so rewarding to see our artists’ work come to life.

Art Board designed by Zoe Ingram in my Creating Collections for Home Decor class.

See more of Zoe’s work here.

photos by Creative Co-Op

xo,

The Studio Ladies

8/2/17

Get your mitts on new work by our artists! Check out these presentation boards.

Art directors: Get your mitts on this work for your amazing products! This is art that my artists did in my e-course Make Art That Sells: Creating Collections for Home Decor. I create 3 trend boards for each home decor course of what I think are the next trends. And the cool part is watching how these brilliant artists translate those trends into their own style, leading the way.

Trina Dalziel

 

Marenthe

 

Flora Waycott

 

Mara Penny

 

Mara Penny

 

Lookin’ for some great art? Contact us to license, buy or commission art for your fabulous project. We are happy to help you!
8/2/17

Katie Vernon’s Home Decor Collection with Anthropologie

Sometimes one of my artists will do work that they love, either in my courses or just for the pure joy of it. The cool part is seeing the variety of products the art ends up on when we pitch it to various companies. Teepees for Anthropolgie by Katie Vernon? Yeah.

photo Anthropologie.com

This is the magical piece that Katie did in my home decor course. She is the queen of pretty greys and watery blue greens.

Art Board designed by Katie Vernon in my Creating Collections Home Decor class
Lookin’ for some great art? Contact us to license, buy or commission art for your fabulous project. We are happy to help you!