Category: new work

4/6/21

Sorry to add to your book addiction. Apologies in advance.

I love teaching artists over at Make Art That Sells (where I’ve taught and discovered most of our recent spectacular artists).

Here’s a reminder that our giant Spring Sale ends this Friday, April 9th.

Download your gorgeous sale guide here, which includes gallery pages and worksheets for you to enjoy.

 

I have a book addiction, and I’m betting that you do, too, so apologies in advance. Today I’d love to show you brand-new books by three of our top artists.

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

 


 

Erica Root

Pre-order Erica’s amazing debut author/illustrator book A Year of Weeks: 52 Awesome Weeks of Trying New Things (Running Press), out next month.

Full of charming illustrations and inspiring prompts, A Year of Weeksis an interactive, imagination-sparking road map for a year of trying new things—broken into fifty-two exciting, achievable activities.

 

 

Read early reviews of Erica’s book:
What a great idea. Erica’s illustrations and insights together are so wonderfully digestible, whimsical, and peace- and curiosity-inducing. From the first time I saw Erica’s work I saw her precious mind in the turn of a pencil stroke, her patience and humor, and that voice is right there in this book. Each activity and illustration gifts me a totally stress-free task to engage me further as a person, as a mom, as someone who wants to do more and is sometimes so overwhelmed by the wait and rush of this ride. This book makes me feel younger. Get it for yourself. And everyone you like. And a special one for someone you loathe. It’s a win-win. ―Selma Blair, actor and activist

 

Sometimes our most inspired moments come from the simplest challenges. A Year of Weeks is chock full of weekly uncomplicated, fun exercises to wake up our creativity, think outside the box, and dream big. Stunningly illustrated and exquisitely hand-lettered, Erica Root’s own artistic style lends an encouraging backdrop to this book of weekly activities.
 ―Lisa Congdon, illustrator and author

 

A Year of Weeks encourages us to do a very simple but difficult thing: try something new every week. With engaging illustrations and thoughtful prompts, this journal inspires us to stretch ourselves each day—ensuring that by the end of the year, we’ve experienced the lessons and growth necessary to head into the next with confidence and an open heart.―Meera Lee Patel, author of Create Your Own Calm, Start Where You Are, and My Friend Fear

 

 

 


 

Zoë Ingram

 

 

Welcome to the wonderful world of painting with gouache, with the creative guidance of popular artist and illustrator Zoë Ingram.

 

In this comprehensive beginner’s guide, Zoë shares everything she possibly can about getting started with gouache painting. Why gouache? Because this exciting paint medium creates opaque effects making it more vibrant and graphic than traditional watercolours, meaning you can layer it, paint on dark backgrounds and much more.

 

Already translated into 6 different languages and flying off the shelves!

 

 

 

 


 

 

A follow up to Sarah’s incredible bestsellers Herstory and Wild Lives, comes another gem about fifty amazing kids who changed the world. A beautifully illustrated collection of inspiring short biographies sure to empower and motivate in equal measure.

 

 

 

 

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
4/1/21

Join me today at 12:00 PM ET for an interview of my newest artist, Tisha Lee. Plus a giveaway!

Meet our Newest Artist
We’re excited to invite you to join us TODAY at 12:00 PM ET for the next in our series of WebinARTs with our artist Tisha Lee.

 

Click here to join our free public WebinART on Zoom
with our artist Tisha Lee today at 12:00 PM ET.
Password: Tisha77

 

Tisha’s work embodies such an elegant mastery of paint, color and line, so I’m dying to ask her about her influences, how she developed her strong style, what paint she uses, what projects she’s dreaming of, and much more. Come enjoy her gorgeous work in a slideshow, and ask any questions you may have.
PLUS we’ll do a giveaway of Sarah Walsh’s charming new activity kit for Djeco.
We can’t wait to see you there!

 

Today’s Webinart Giveaway

 

Watch the video here.

 

Tisha Lee, illustrator
Sacramento, CA
Above: Tisha’s gorgeous sketchbook image snagged 1,700 likes on the our Instagram

 

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
3/23/21

Want to know which market is the most progressive and positive, IMHO?

I often say that the most positive and progressive change occurring right now is happening in children’s book publishing. Case in point: This Little Environmentalist and This Little Rainbow (Love is Love) board books illustrated by Daniel Roode for Little Simon, and Baby’s First Kind Words illustrated by Hsinping Pan for Storey Publishing. These teach little children about climate, LGBTQIA+, and kindness. It makes me so happy.
Scroll to see more.

 

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

 

Buy it here
Buy it here.
Buy it here.
The inimitable Helen Dardik fully illustrated this vivid, charmingly eccentric series of board books (which include stickers!) for
Editions Lito.

 

Above: Cover reveal of This Little Rainbow (out this fall).
Check out Daniel Roode’s incredible “This Little…” series! for Little Simon (Photo top left, courtesy Joan Holub).
The series continues with This Little Environmentalistreleased next week.

 

Flora Waycott beautifully illustrated this shaped board book from Chronicle. Each page reveals a new topping. Lots of fun for little hands.
Exciting news!
The second in the series, Made with Love: Donuts will be available this July!

 

Hsinping Pan’s charm, rich color and great storytelling are on display in her newest illustrated book for Storey Publishing

 

Rebecca Jones is constantly busy illustrating children’s products, and you can see why. Her paint technique, her pretty colors, and happy worlds are always in demand. From Pan Macmillan.

 

We wanted to show you this charming art that John Coulter recently created for a pitch. His bold colors, adorable characters, and vintage style are perfect for children’s book illustrations.

 

Newsflash! Our Toy Residency 2021

We recently ended our 5-day intensive Toy Pitch Residency with 15 of our artists, and all we can say is WOW! Recipe: Take brilliant artists, add a dollop of teaching from Toy, Game and Entertainment Agent Riley Wilkinson and what you get are some brilliant toy and game pitches, ready to be licensed.
Are you an art director in the toy/game market? Want to see the brilliant toy and game pitches that our artists have just created for our weeklong LRS-artists-only Residency? We’re talking innovative and gorgeous stacking games, memory games, a quirky balancing game, beautifully illustrated dominos, and a felt play set. Contact us or simply reply to this email!
–Want to be a guest VIP for the July My Toy Pitch course? We would absolutely love to have you join us! We’d be delighted to hear from you.

 

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
3/17/21

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
2/1/21

Want to see the birthday cards my artists made for me?

Get ready for our 5th Annual Menagerie! It’s a cornucopia of fresh, new artwork by our artists that will be revealed on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH in a private, password-protected gallery.

 

Banner by Kendra Binney

 

Our amazing artists have created tons of brand new work from trend boards and assignments that we created specially for this event. They’re geared around the themes our clients request most often, and the images they’ve created will blow you away.
Stay tuned for more details in your inbox!
One of my favorite things about my birthday is that every year I get a lovely flood of gorgeous personal birthday cards created by my artists. And a bonus is that these images are available for license as of this writing, and note that the text can be changed.
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 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.

 

Available for license as of this writing.

 

Available for license as of this writing.

 

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
11/30/20

Spotlight on Anke Rega

Hope you’re staying sane, safe, and creative!
Here’s a great way to make your 2021 be the most creative yet: Today is the very last day of my course Cybersale, offering the best prices on my courses for the year. Jump in here.

 

 

Join me today as I chat with my Illustrating Children’s Books co-teacher, art director and children’s book author Zoë Tucker, in a Zoom today at 10:30AM ET. We’ll answer any questions you have about this booming industry and our popular course.
Lilla and Zoë Tucker
Live Zoom
TODAY at 10.30AM ET

 

Above, from left: Me, and Zoë Tucker, respected children’s book art director, author, and my co-teacher of one of our most popular courses, Illustrating Children’s Books.

 

Above: Our artist, Anke Rega’s illustration for

 

Spotlight on Anke Rega

Animation by Natasha Dewitz

 

“I have a big love for illustrating products from stationery to pattern to home decor. I use watercolor, and sometimes gouache and colored pencils.
I‘m a color lover and I really like to do light and playful illustrations. I like seeing all the little big things in life. They make me smile and open my heart. And that‘s exactly the feeling i want to give back to you with my art.”
—Anke Rega
Berlin, Germany

 

Latest Work

 

Soon after signing with LRS, Anke landed a fantastic ongoing editorial job with Better Homes & Gardens for their
“Miss Fix It” column.
Anke writes:
“It’s the perfect job for me. I did set design years ago and I love tools.
Also my mum has always done all the handy things at home and I thought this was really cool as a role model.”

 

Greeting card available at your favorite specialty grocery store
Greeting card for Calypso Cards

 

Books

 

Anke illustrated The Extraordinary Life of Anne Frank (Puffin)
Full color cover and 80 mono interior illustrations.

 

Self-help Book for Women

 

More amazing illustrations by Anke
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

 

11/6/20

GIANT NEWS ALERT! Revealed Monday! Plus new banners by our artists.

Watch your inbox on Monday for some super-duper exciting news!
Are we doing the salt and ice challenge? (spoiler: no)
Watch your inbox on Monday to find out our giant news!

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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
11/3/20

From New Zealand to San Francisco! See our artists’ VOTE banners. Vote!

Every vote counts. Make your voice heard! Voting is how we keep a democracy of the people, by the people, for the people.

 

I asked our brilliant, international artists to make some VOTE banners, and I thought you’d enjoy seeing them. Artists all over the world recognize the importance of this election.

Artist Janie Secker captions her art with this: Honor the people that fought for our rights.

Christchurch, New Zealand

 

Washington State, USA

 

Rhode Island, USA

 

Jakarta, Indonesia

 

Taipei, Taiwan

 

San Francisco, California, USA

 

Helena, Montana, USA

 

Evesham, England

 

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
10/28/20

ANNOUNCING OUR NEWEST ARTIST!

We are beyond excited to announce we are now representing Albert Arrayás. Unlike how we usually take on artists–I typically find artists in my Make Art That Sells courses–Albert approached us directly.

We instantly fell in love with his dreamy, imaginative, other-worldly, and confident style. We can envision him illustrating very beautiful picture books and creating stunning work for editorial articles.

He’s a true original. If you’re interested, be sure to contact us as we know he will get booked up.

Allow me to show you a few of his stunning pieces. I’ve selected a few of my favorites, but there are loads more, which you can see here.

 

Our newest artist Albert Arrayás

 

Albert has illustrated over 25 children’s books and has authored/illustrated three children’s book, primarily in Spain. We’re excited to bring him to the US and UK markets where we know he’ll shine.
“I’m from Barcelona, Spain.
I use watercolors, pencil and colored pencil, and sometimes digital media like Procreate and Photoshop.
While I work, I live in a little house with my dogs and my wife. I am the happiest man in the world.”

 

Lilla: What recent book do you recommend for a good read?
Albert: I just read Tatiana’s book Țîbuleac, “The Summer My Mother Had Green Eyes” which is very sincere and very raw but I liked it. The tone of the book is similar to the Fleabag series.

 

Some of our Favorite pieces by Albert
Personal piece

 

From My First Mahatma Gandhi (Little People, Big Dreams)

 

From A Thousand Hugs and a Sweet Nudge (Lumen)

 

From The Pirate of the Stars (Babulinka Books)

 

From The Mystery of Chickentown (Babulinka Books)

 

From children’s magazine Cavall Fort

 

From A Thousand Hugs and a Sweet Nudge (Lumen)

 

Books

 

From My First Mahatma Gandhi
(Little People, Big Dreams)
From In The Dark Lives A Secret (Gaivota Editorial)
Cover of Geniuses of Science: Newton(Vegueta Editorial)
From the book Kisses in your Pockets(Alfaguara)

 

From book Kisses in your Pockets (Alfaguara)

 

From book Kisses in your Pockets (Alfaguara)
…and one more we can’t resist…
Personal piece 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