Adam Hook is a versatile traditional illustrator who combines exhaustive research with skilled draughtsmanship to produce detailed artworks that bring history vividly to life. Equally at home with technical and figure drawing Adam’s subjects include, historical daily life and costume, military history, architecture and landscape, with a chronology stretching from ancient times to the modern day. He has also maintained his lifelong passion for painting natural history subjects, from wild birds, reptiles and mammals to trees, flowers and landscapes. He produces realistic and finely detailed work for commissions ranging from field guides and encyclopaedias to fine art, greetings cards and educational publishing. He has illustrated over 140 titles for Osprey military publishers detailing military history, costume, uniforms, arms and equipment on subjects as diverse as Aztecs, Incas and Maoris to the American War of Independence, the American Civil War, the First and Second World Wars, Vietnam and modern-day conflicts. Including a number of titles in the Fortress series detailing fortifications from castles to bunkers, defences and trench systems featuring cutaway diagrams and exploded views and tactics books ranging from Roman formations to Napoleonic cavalry configuration. Adam has over thirty five year’s experience as an illustrator, having first studied graphic design before beginning his illustration career with guidance from his father, Richard Hook, one of the finest historical illustrators.
Acrylic, Black & White, Design, Figurative, Graphic, Line, Line with Color, Pencil, Realism, Technical, Watercolor
Action, Adventure, Animals, Architecture, Book Covers, Botanical, Children, Editorial, Education, Family, Food, Futuristic, Historical, Industrial, Landscape, Nature, People, Portrait, Science, Scientific, Sports, Technology, Transportation, Travel, Wildlife, Americana, Agriculture, Vintage / Retro, Feminine, Masculine, Youth, Environmental, Urban