Category: new work

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
10/19/20

Wanna win $100 worth of gorgeous cards by our artists?

 
Enter our Up with Paper GIVEAWAY!
We’re excited to partner with Up With Paper for a giveaway
of gorgeous cards and books illustrated by our artists.

Above: Pop-up cards by Helen Dardik and Rebecca Jones for Up With Paper.
One lucky winner will be randomly selected to receive a gift box of products worth $100!
To enter:
1. Head over to Instagram and follow @upwithpaper and @lillarogers
2. “Like” the Giveaway post
3. Tag a friend; more tags = more entries
4. BONUS entry: Go to upwithpaper.com and enter your email to receive special promotions & stay in the loop
Giveaway ends midnight EST on 10/23. Good luck!
Above: Easter pop-up book by Rebecca Jones for Up With Paper.

 

We asked our artists to send us VOTE art.

 

 

Sojourner Truth
From This Little Dreamer (Simon & Schuster)
Buy it 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
10/12/20

My brand NEW course starts today! Read more.

Sign up now and you’ll get the link to join me live at 12 Noon ET today on Zoom, and get your first Workbook download.
Everyone has a story to tell. I know that so many of us have dreamed of writing picture books, and creative people especially have unique voices and experiences that would make great kid books. In my newest course, I lead you step by step with my Make A Story Recipe along with my Magic Cards to help you create a unique, authentic picture book that only you can write. Read more here.

 

Retreat highlights

 

We had a fabulous time at our 6th Annual Artists and VIPs Retreat, held virtually this year for the first time.
Above: Here we are, the Studio Ladies and LRS Artists Zoom with VIPs–art directors, publishers, and editors. Later, the artists and the VIPs broke into pairs for ten minutes apiece to view the artists’ latest work. We call it Speed Art Dating, and it’s a wonderful way for the artists and VIPs to meet.
We’re thinking of doing another one again in early 2021. Art directors and editors: Want to be a part of it next time? Reply to this email! We’d love to have you.

 

Left: Our artist, Anke Rega watches the virtual Retreat from Berlin, with her studio assistant, Luci.

 

Check out a few of the beautiful images
that were shown at the Retreat.

Personal piece, available for license as of this writing.

Available for license as of this writing.

 

Available for license as of this writing.

 

Portfolio covers

 

Madison Park Greetings

 

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

 

9/23/20

See gorgeous portraits by eight of our artists.

Enjoy some of our favorite portraits by eight of our artists for publishers such as Simon & Schuster, Henry Holt, Sterling, and Quarto, and a number of pieces the artists did purely for themselves.
Contact us to assign or license art. We’re happy to help you find the perfect artist or gorgeous images for your project!
Animation by Natasha Dewitz

 

Portrait of Malala Yousafzai from Like A Girl (Sterling Publishing)

 

Portrait of Iris Apfel.

 

Portrait of Xiuhtezcatl Martinez for Voices of Justice
(Henry Holt Books for Young Readers)

 

Portrait of Marie Curie for Chemistry for Kids (Quarto Publishing)

 

Portrait of Agnes Obel

 

Portrait of Awkwafina

 

Portrait of Sojourner Truth for This Little Dreamer (Simon & Schuster)

 

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
8/25/20

Watch Coffee Time with Lilla and Kim as we reveal a box full of some of our favorite products.

Back before the pandemic when 2020 was still new and fun and we were allowed to be together, Kim and I gathered a box full of our favorite products by our artists to show you. We hope you enjoy this short video.

 

Watch Coffee Time with Lilla & Kim

 

 

More great products by our artists…
Fabulous circular puzzle for eeBoo.
Photo: eeBoo

 

Kids Quilt set for Anthropologie.

 

Creative Co-op

 

Design of Storybook for Hasbro’s Baby Alive doll.
Photo: Hasbro

 

American Greetings

 

Land of Nod / Crate&kids

 

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.
6/16/20

All about our next FREE WebinART plus see what’s our newest feature on our website.

Above: Illustration by Anke Rega for Lilla’s Home Decor class/Make Art That Sells
Above: Greeting card
Available at your favorite specialty supermarket.
Join me for WebinART #7 featuring our artist Anke Rega and her latest work
This Thursday, June 18th at 12.30 PM ET.
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We’ll be broadcasting live on Zoom here on Thursday. See you then!
WebinART link here
Password: Anke77
Last week’s WebinART and portfolio showcase with Sarah Walsh was uplifting. You can catch the replay here; Password: 2U!+2×45
Find links to our entire WebinART series HERE.
Above: One of the things that we love about Anke’s work is how she creates dreamy scenes of everyday life.
Above: I fell in love with this piece when I laid eyes on it. Anke created it for the final assignment of the Global Talent Search.
Below: Piece for MATS Bootcamp
Right: Anke’s Quarantine Bingo for our
ARTivities booklet.
Contact us to assign or license art–we’re happy to help you find the perfect artist or gorgeous images for your project!

 

We thought you’d enjoy seeing (and downloading) PDF portfolios of our artists’ work, so we made a new tab on our website. Check out our PDF tab here, and see PDFs categorized by artists and markets such as Children’s Book art, Editorial, etc. New work added all the time.
Above: Our brand-new PDF Portfolio tab on the Lilla Rogers Studio website. Have a visit!
Below: Here are just two of the many gorgeous PDFs you can download to help you find the kind of art you want for your project.
Our latest Children’s Book ArtPortfolio. Cover art by Åsa Gilland.
Our gorgeous Greeting Cards PDFPortfolio. Cover art by Tara Lilly.

 

Jennifer writes: “I wanted to create a scene that evoked mystery and wonder. I am constantly inspired by light and shadow,
so for this piece I decided to explore how light is used to create an atmosphere of ritual and celebration.”
Available for licensing 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
5/15/20

Join me to watch 6 of my top artists today at 12:30 PM ET for our free WebinART chat. 🎨👍🏽👁

Join us at 12.30 PM ET TODAY for our Free WebinART #3
Our Artists’ Residency: Picture Book Pitches
Above: Banner by Mara Penny

 

Join me as I chat with five of my stellar artists when we take a break from the week-long virtual Residency to chat with you TODAY at 12:30 PM ET. I’ll ask them about their working process, how they magically dreamed up their ideas for their children’s picture book pitches, the hardest part and easiest part of making their pitch, PLUS they’ll possibly show a sneak peek of what they’re working on. It’s not to be missed!

Click here to join our free public WebinART on Zoom at 12:30 PM ET.
Password: Residency7

 

Art directors and editors tell us that they’re looking for author/illustrator book pitches (probs because artists are so cool and imaginative), so we dreamed up our latest caper–our Residency–which is an incredible incubator for five of my artists to work on their authored/illustrated picture book pitches.

I’m in the midst of working with them this entire week while they dive into my latest course (ahead of the public launch) called My Kid Book Pitch that I’ll be offering in October. My six artists will have brilliant and highly original pitches–including texts and sample spreads–finished by the end of the week or shortly thereafter.

Art Directors and Editors: Contact us or simply reply to this email to get your hands on what I promise will be pitches that will shine.

You don’t want to miss this. Can’t watch it live? We’ll send you the link for the replay next week in our newsletter or look for it on the Lilla Rogers home page this Friday.

 

Here are the six in-demand Residency artists who will join me on today’s WebinART:

California, USA
Above: For The Washington Post
Local Living section
Left: Personal Work
Clients include Callisto Media, Crazy 8,
FabKids, Gap Factory, Gymboree,
Janie & Jack, Simply She, Tea Collection,

 

Pennsylvania, USA
Above: Personal Work
Clients include
Sterling Publishing, Workman Publishing, Running Press
Montana, USA
Above: Starting from Seneca Falls
(Random House)
Clients include
Quarto, The Washington Post,
Editions Auzou, Sellers/RSVP,
Studio Oh!

 

Oregon, USA
Above and below, left: Illustrations for Lilla’s MATS Illustrating Children’s Book course
Clients include Amber Lotus,
Hachette, Page Street Publishing,
Calypso Cards, American Greetings,
Design House Greetings, Oopsy Daisy,
Roger La Borde, Sterling Publishing

 

California, USA
Above and below, left: Like a Girl (Sterling Publishing)
Clients include Design House Greetings,
Galison/Mudpuppy, Moda,
Running Press, Biely & Shoaf,
Boston Globe, Chateau Ste Michelle, Sterling Publishing

 

Arizona, USA
Left: Make Art Every Day (Quarto)
Above: Notebooks (Roger La Borde)
Clients include American Greetings, Anthropologie, BBDO Worlwide, Chronicle Books, Disney Hyperion, Hallmark, IKEA, Oopsy Daisy, Papyrus
Quarto Publishing Group, TAG, Ltd.
Up with Paper!, The Washington Post
Workman Publishing

 

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