Category: new work

12/6/19

Check out our artists’ fabulous Etsy items!

Every year, we love to provide our readers with a curated sample of our artists’ products for sale on their own Etsy shops and through some of our favorite clients. Check out these stunning resin ornaments, lovely fabric, funny socks, prints and more, to help you with your holiday shopping.

—>We’re excited to announce our Holiday Gift Giveaway. Win a Lilla Rogers Studio tote bag chock full of our artists’ yummy products. Take a look at the video below to see the goodness.

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

 

Giveaway

LRS Holiday Gift Giveaway!
How to enter: Follow us on Instagram and tag a friend.
We’ll select a winner at random on Tuesday, December 10th, 2019. You’ll be notified if you’ve won.

Win all these LRS artists’ products shown in this video:

Flora Waycott – Everyday Offerings (Chronicle Books)
Mara Penny – Practical Witches Spell Book (Running Press)
Katie Vernon – Practical Magic (Running Press)
Daniel Roode – A toi de jouer! — Musical Board Book (Editions Milan)
Helen Dardik – Perles en bois (Editions Auzou)
Clairice Gifford – “Joy” greeting cards (Papyrus)
Helen Dardik – Big Click magnet! (iPop)

 

Our artists’ online shops are open for business!

Kendra Binney

Magical holiday ornaments
Buy them here

 

Anke Rega

Art print of a watercolor illustration.
Inspiration for your everyday morning routine.
Buy it here

 

Zoe Ingram

Super charming fabric for your next sewing project
Buy them here

 

Carolyn Gavin

Little But Fierce Riso Limited Edition Print
Buy it here

 

Katie Vernon

Quirky prints and originals
Buy them here

 

Rachael Taylor

Custom jackets
Buy it here

 

Julia Parker – our very own LRS lady!

Cute bears, pouches and tote bags by our Financial manager
Buy them here!

 

OTHER GREAT GIFTS

 

Hsinping Pan

Signature Advent Calendar for L’Occitane En Provence
Buy it here

 

Sarah Papworth

Fully illustrated picture book for Fleurus Éditions
Buy it here

 

Helen Dardik

Charming gift bag and ornament deer for Roger la Borde

Buy it here

Buy it here

 

Sarah Walsh

Proud Plant Mom shopping bag and socks by Blue Q

Buy it here

 

Buy it here

 

Beth Kempton

My fabulous co-founder of Make Art That Sells and brilliant author Beth Kempton’s latest book on keeping your cool and enjoying the holidays all wrapped up in this precious volume.
Buy it 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
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!
11/25/19

Check out Flora Waycott’s lovely illustrated recipe for hot apple cider, and more Thanksgiving treats

Wishing you a happy holiday full of food and thanks and cider! Enjoy these illustrations by our artists.

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

 

Flora Waycott

Available for licensing as of this writing

 

Bambi Ramsey

Available for licensing as of this writing

 

Jon Cannell

Branding for Starbucks

 

Linda Ketelhut

Available for licensing as of this writing

 

Helen Dardik

Greeting Card for Lagom Design UK

 

Kate Mason

Available for licensing as of this writing

 

Jenn Ski

Print for Bruce McGaw Graphics

 

Tara Lilly

Available for licensing as of this writing

 

Carolyn Gavin

Greeting card for Compendium


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!

 

11/21/19

Fresh from my Home Decor course: our artists’ gorgeous pitches now available for licensing!

I’m delighted to reveal TEN brand-new collections by my artists based on my latest trend board where peacocks featured prominently. The art was created for my recent home décor course for Make Art That Sells. It’s fascinating to see the varied interpretations of the same board by these gifted artists.

Feel free to contact us to license any of these collections (available as of this writing), or to commission new work for your next fabulous project.

You can find my self-paced home décor illustration course here.

Also look out for our my newest e-courses over at my sister site Make Art That Sells, coming soon! Details at the end of this newsletter.

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

 

Mara Penny

Mondo Exotica pitch

 

Julia Christians

Animation by Natasha Dewitz

 

Le Château Pitch

 

Jessica Allen

Velvet and Victoriana Pitch

 

Kelly Anne Dalton

Tropical Elegance Pitch

 

Kendra Binney

Victorian Jungle Pitch

 

Anke Rega

Tropical Delight pitch

 

Trina Dalziel

Tropical Parakeet icons

 

Tropical Parakeet pitch

 

Mock up

 

Katie Vernon

 

Zoe Ingram

The Fierce and Fragile pitch

 

Erica Root

The Luxe Living pitch

 

 

Get ready for a great discount! Make Art That Sells is now in its sixth year, and we’re adding two brand brand-new classes to our 2020 roster. These courses won’t officially open for registration until sometime next year – but we’re opening up access early from November 26th to December 2nd ONLY for our 2019 Giant Cyber Sale! Don’t miss out on what students from 104 countries have already experienced! We’ll be offering 25% off every single one of our individual courses, plus up to 50% off our amazing bundles, so don’t miss it!

 


 

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!
11/13/19

See a sneak peek of Asa Gilland’s book cover due out Spring 2020

As an art agent, there are a few things about my job that I love: presenting you with the latest art by our brilliant artists, and photographing their commissioned projects that arrive here almost daily. Hope you enjoy the show. Don’t hesitate to contact us to assign or license–we’re happy to help!

 

Hsinping Pan

Various products illustrated by Hsinping Pan for teNeues
Buy them here.

Animation by Natasha Dewitz

 

Åsa Gilland

Check out this charming cover sneak peek of The Perfect Shelter, illustrated by Åsa Gilland for Little Tiger Press. Due out Spring 2020.

 

Helen Dardik

Fun products illustrated by Helen Dardik for Psikhouvanjou
Buy them here.

 

Carolyn Gavin

Gift bags illustrated by Carolyn Gavin for Red Cap Cards
Buy them here.

 

Daniel Roode

This Little Artist illustrated by Daniel Roode for Simon & Schuster.
Buy it here.

 

Katie Vernon

Various products illustrated by Katie Vernon for Roger la Borde, Running Press, and Quarto.

 

Jennifer M Potter

A Songbird Dreams of Singing fully illustrated by Jennifer M Potter for Running Press.
Buy it here

From Kirkus Review: In Potter’s suitably dreamy, subdued illustrations, floating sea otters hold paws, ocelot cubs nestle in a cozy hollow, a “flamboyance” of flamingos stand one-legged in shallow water, and even an upside-down jellyfish (“It isn’t easy to explain / How she’s so smart / without a brain”) looks drowsy. At once eye-closing and eye-opening.

 

Rebecca Jones

Stationery set illustrated by Rebecca Jones for Papyrus
But it here

 

Sarah Walsh

Reusable tote bags illustrated by Sarah Walsh for Blue Q
Buy them here and here.

 

Trina Dalziel

Editorial illustration by Trina Dalziel for Breathe Magazine UK.

 


 

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!
10/31/19

Check out some boo-tiful work by our artists! See Mara Penny’s bat pattern, Sarah Papworth’s haunted house, and more.

Happy Halloween! Hope you have a great spooky day with lots of treats.

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

 

Kendra Binney

Available for licensing at time of writing

 

Kelly Anne Dalton

Available for licensing at time of writing

 

Sarah Papworth

Available for licensing at time of writing

 

Mara Penny

Available for licensing at time of writing

 

Carolyn Gavin

Papyrus

 

Marco Marella

Publix supermarkets

 

Åsa Gilland

Available for licensing at time of writing

 

Katie Vernon

Available for licensing at time of writing

 


 

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!
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!

 

9/23/19

Featuring Mara Penny: check out TWO of her newest, fully illustrated books and her huge bolt fabric collection

Today, we’re delighted to feature our artist Mara Penny, who lives in Oakland, California. I fell in love with her work a few years ago when I spotted her in my courses at Make Art that Sells. She brings a joy to her work and fresh color palettes that are irresistible.

Dive in below and check out TWO of her newest, fully illustrated books and her huge bolt fabric collection (and a peek inside her home!)

 


Check out Mara’s fully-illustrated brand-new book, Like a Girl (Sterling)

Publishers Weekly writes, “Penny works in stylized collages that distinctively capture the likenesses of the women, who encompass people of varying backgrounds and abilities.

Above: From Like a Girl(Sterling)
Animation by Natasha Dewitz

 

 

The Practical Witch’s Spell Book (Running Press)

The cool part about Mara is that she is able to paint such beautiful and magical subjects as you can see here, in her fully-illustrated book, The Practical Witch’s Spell Book. Her magical style was one of the many things that attracted me to Mara’s work initially, and I was eager for her to get a book that would showcase that part of her work, and so I was delighted when she was commissioned to illustrated this book.

A complete introduction to modern magic and witchcraft with spells and incantations for love, happiness, and success. See interiors below.

 

Mara’s collection for Moda

One of Mara’s dream projects was to design a bolt fabric collection, and so we were over the moon when she was commissioned to create several lines for the esteemed bolt fabric company Moda. She was asked to illustrate all 50 the United States.

Below, enjoy her first line from the Southwest region, called Desert Song. Mara illustrated the State Birds, State Flowers, and State Maps of Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona for this collection.

Desert Song Fabric Collection

 

Above: Mara was asked to create four different colorways for each pattern, which was a treat for this master colorist!

 

California State Map Tote

 

Mara’s studio

Mara Penny writes, “I have a gallery wall next to my desk that includes a portrait of my grandmother (top left) when she was about my age. That oil painting was my security blanket when I was very little. It was unframed and I would drag it around the house with me. The edges are roughed up and dog-eared. She was an artist, and the first oil painting she made was of an olive tree that hangs next to my desk. My daughter’s name is Olive so it’s a full-circle moment!”


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 e-courses
P. S. Read what our clients have to say about working with our agency here!
9/13/19

“What do you look for in an artist?” Hear what Mitch Nash, co-founder of Blue Q, says when I ask him that question.

We’re so excited about our upcoming three-day 5th Annual Artists and VIP Retreat beginning this Sunday. Eleven of our artists are flying in from all over the planet to attend, and we can’t wait! Enjoy some shots from previous years.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram as we will be doing live posting and Insta stories during the Retreat. You’ll see lots of art, some mini interviews with the artists, and maybe even a shot of vintage bingo at break time.

Looking for some great art for your project? Contact us to assign or license. We’re happy to help!

 

Attending artists will be (in no particular order):

Kendra Binney, Washington
Sarah Papworth, England
Jessica Allen, Rhode Island
Asa Gilland, Jakarta, Indonesia
Anke Rega, Berlin

Julia Christians, Germany

 

Erica Root, Philadelphia

 

Bambi Ramsey, California

 

Mara Penny, Oakland

 

Kelly Anne Dalton, Montana

 

Jennifer M Potter, San Francisco

 

One of the highlights of the Retreat is Speed Art Dating with the art directors and our artists at nearby Mystic Lake. Our artists have a chance to visit with each art director and show new work. Want to see our artists’ latest art? Contact us! We’d be delighted to show you.

 

Click on the photo to hear what cool Mitch Nash, co-founder of the beloved company Blue Q, says when I ask him “What do you look for in an artist?”

 

Clairice Gifford and Flora Waycott showing their portfolios

 

We dedicate the entire day three of the Retreat for art making. Some years, the artists decorate blank white linen tote bags. Above, Trina Dalziel has appliquéd, embroidered, and painted a lovely pooch on the pouch.

 

Katie Vernon and her cheese labels; art from last year’s retreat. I had a vibe that if Katie creates some cheese packaging labels, it would attract a very very cool job. So Katie, being the lovely person she is, and brilliantly talented, created these gems. And lo and behold, she did get a very nice food packaging gig!

 

Taker a peek at Sarah Walsh’s sketchbook that she brought along to the Retreat.

 

Artist Marenthe from Amsterdam, agent Susan McCabe and artist Clairice Gifford from Utah having a good laugh.

 

Left to right: Coffee break time with artist Kate Mason of Australia; Janine Vangool, Publisher of Uppercase Magazine; Mitch Nash, co-founder of Blue Q; artist Flora Waycott of Australia

 

Sarah Walsh, Katie Vernon and Mara Penny working away on their art projects.

 

A workshop on writing children’s books on last year’s patio. I’ve completely re-landscaped the back gardens and patio. We’ll show plenty of pix in an upcoming newsletter.

 

Kate Mason’s bird house for Studio M, in my garden.

 


 

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!
9/9/19

Get your hands on two fully-illustrated brand-new books by our stellar artists!

Get your hands on two fully-illustrated brand-new books by our stellar artists. I Know an Artist by Sarah Papworth is one of the most brilliantly illustrated books I’ve seen in a while (above), and Flora Waycott has created a masterpiece for all those wanting to draw even better (below).

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

 

Sarah Papworth

Animation by Natasha Dewitz

From Sarah Papworth’s sumptuously illustrated book I Know an Artist: The inspiring connections between the world’s greatest artists (Quarto). Order your copy here.

 

Flora Waycott

—> BIG NEWS! We are delighted to announce Flora’s latest authored and illustrated book!

Pre-order Flora Waycott’s gorgeous book, Inspired Artist: Draw Every Little Thing: Learn to draw more than 100 everyday items, from food to fashion (Quarto). Written and fully illustrated by Flora, you’ll learn to draw and paint more than 100 of your favorite everyday objects.

Above: Interiors from Flora Waycott’s lavishly-illustrated brand-new book.

But wait there’s more!

Pre-order Flora’s book by Oct 1st and she will send you the bonus PDF tutorial above.

All you have to do is email a screenshot of your receipt to florawaycott@gmail.com. Click here to pre-order!

 

Åsa Gilland

Originally from Sweden, Åsa Gilland now resides in Jakarta, Indonesia, where diversity is a way of life. Her ability to draw such a rich range of characters with heart is one of the reasons that she is so heavily booked with children’s picture books.

 

Carolyn Gavin

Savor this lovely piece by the divine watercolorist Carolyn Gavin, from her travels to Cassis and Guatemala. You can see why L’Occitane has commissioned Carolyn to illustrate a number of their products.

 

Jennifer M Potter

Revel in Jennifer M Potter’s dreamy, slightly gothic illustration for Folktale Week. She depicts a character from a Slavic tale called Beauty and the Horns. Jennifer’s ability to render so vividly is one of the reasons that she is in such heavy demand in the book market.

 

Jessica Allen

Jessica Allen recently sent us this lovely shot of her painting mid-century feminist icon Betty Friedan.

 

Kelly Anne Dalton

Seems like we’re on a historical kick these days. Savor this cream-puff of an illustration by Kelly Anne Dalton. She recently completed a few covers for a major publisher depicting imagery from the 1920s.

 

Tara Lilly

There’s a reason that Tara gets a ton of greeting card, calendar and stationery commissions from all the best companies. Plus look for her collection for Anthropologie coming Fall 2019!

 


 

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!