Kirsti Beautyman is a Newcastle based illustrator, who graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2016. Her jungle-strewn, ethereal illustration earned her the title of Picture Hooks illustrator of the year for 2017-18. She was mentored by Helen Stephens. Now that applications are open for the new mentoring scheme, we thought it was time to […]
We are now taking applications for our 2018-2019 mentoring scheme. Please make sure you have read the guidelines thoroughly before submitting your application. The deadline for applications is midnight (GMT) on 30th September 2018. Applications should be submitted via our online entry form. For more information on the scheme, you can read the mentoring scheme […]
Congratulations to Kirsti Beautyman, Picture Hooks Illustrator for 2017. Kirsti was mentored by Helen Stephens (How to Hide a Lion, Fleabag).
And congratulations as well to all five of our illustrators for 2016/17. You can read more about all of them and find their portfolios here.
How do you set yourself apart from other illustrators? Robert Frank Hunter and his publisher Zoë Aubugeau-Williams discuss drawing techniques and innovative marketing.
Tiffany Leeson, Creative Director of Egmont Books, spoke to the Picture Hooks Conference 2017 about the process of turning an illustration into a picture book.
The Association of Illustrators ended our conference with a panel discussion on knowing your rights, enforcing contracts, and getting paid.
Nicki Field, Head of Illustration at Jelly London, talked to Picture Hooks Conference 2016 about becoming an exceptional illustrator.
Tessa Strickland advised a conference of budding illustrators on how to get their portfolio noticed by publishers.