We talk to Tessa Strickland of Barefoot Books about her love for illustration and her career to date.
Robert Frank Hunter tells us about the illustrators that inspire him and offers nuggets of advice to budding artists.
“When it comes to cover design, the answer is always inside the book.”
“My job is to tell as many people as possible about the amazing work of talented illustrators.”
“I believe skilful, uninhibited, performative drawing should be able make manifest the artist’s true self.”
“There’s some amazing paper engineering that goes into picture books, which makes them very exciting.”
“Some of my strongest techniques came about through just drawing in bed.”
Illustrators from a wide range of nationalities, career stages, and skills to design their first (and in some cases second!) picture book.
Creative Scotland National Lottery Funding helps Picture Hooks mentor aspiring illustrators for another year.
Illustrators and readers alike get a look-in at picture book events for Book Week Scotland.