One-to-one sessions with the teams who run Orange Beak and Picture Hooks are an opportunity to look in depth at specific concerns illustrators may have around their creative practice. These sessions are tailored around the individual and may include areas of development such as observational drawing, editing text and image, developing a creative voice, portfolio reviews, cover design, page layout or contracts. If […]
At Picture Hooks we are tremendously lucky to work with exceptional illustrators who do a wonderful job mentoring our emerging illustrators. We can’t wait to see the work our pairs will produce together and individually before our next exhibition launches, and look forward to our events throughout 2019. Our mentors and mentees will have their […]
We’ll soon be announcing our fantastic mentors for the next round of our mentoring scheme, and you’ve already met our newest mentees. As we’ve mentioned, it was an incredibly strong year in terms of our applications and we are keen to let you know about the folk who were shortlisted during the process. So, here’s […]
First of all thank you to everyone who applied for a place on our mentoring scheme. The standard was incredibly high, we enjoyed looking at all the submissions we received, and it was a tough job to whittle it down to a shortlist. Our panel thoroughly enjoyed meeting all the shortlisted illustrators and hearing more about their […]
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 […]
APPLICATIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED FOR THE 2018-2019 MENTORING SCHEME. THANKS TO EVERYONE THAT APPLIED! 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 […]
Speaking at our conference in May is the brilliant Orange Beak Studio, a collective comprised of Pam Smy, Maisie Paradise Shearring and Ness Wood, award winning illustrators, designers and picture book makers. Based in Cambridge, Orange Beak offers workshops and one-to-one portfolio sessions, as well as other events aimed at creative development for illustrators. We […]
We are proud to announce that our very own co-founder and trustee Vivian French has been awarded the prestigious 2018 Scottish Book Trust Outstanding Achievement Award. Vivian is an Edinburgh-based author and educator, among her various other roles – she has been Children’s Writer-in-Residence at Edinburgh International Book Festival five times as well as a guest […]
Now that this year’s cohort of mentees are finishing their work, we look forward to exhibitions, a tour, and some workshops at the Scottish National Gallery.
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.