About me

About me
About me 2018-02-14T16:01:29+00:00

Hi there!

I’ve been illustrating picture books since my first publication Little Platypus (Nette Hilton, CBCA Notable Book) in 2000. Since then, I’ve had more than a dozen picture books published worldwide, including award-winning picture book and stage production Boom Bah! (Phil Cummings), Ballroom Bonanza – an animal alphabet picture book that I both wrote and illustratedDinosaurs Love Cheese and Good Dog Hank (Jackie French), and Pooka (Carol Chattaway) winning the 2013 YABBA award.

I’ve been teaching picture book illustration since 2002. In 2016, I began producing a series of online classes character development classes with Skillshare, and becoming one of Skillshare top 30 teachers. I’m now excited to announce the launch of my very first independent Picture Book Illustration e-Course

Picture Book Illustration

An 8-week course that walks you through the process of illustrating a picture book from start to finish. Offering support and guidance and inspiration with weekly lessons, videos, live-feeds, printable resources, projects and feedback.


With over 12-hours of bite-sized, video format classes guiding you through all aspects of  character development. Subscription based, new users get two-month free trial, gaining access to my suite classes as well as over 2,000 other creative classes.

Pam Martin interviewing me... Nina Rycroft


Having a mentor can be useful for discussing how to best progress with your illustration project. Offering support and guidance to get the best out of your project. If you’re interested in discussing options for mentoring please email nina@ninarycroft.com

Take your time to look around and if there is anything I can help you with, please email me.

Click to view or download a PDF of my portfolio