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, hosting an annual 8-week Picture Book Illustration e-CourseI became a Skillshare Top in 2017 with a series of classes that focus on character design and illustration techniques.  

Join the new Picture Book Illustration e-Course, starting 4th Oct – 22nd Nov 2017

To enrol, email nina@ninarycroft.com
stating …
• how you heard about the course
• what you hope to get out of the course
• and, whether you’ll be working on your own text or the course manuscript

Numbers are limited. To secure your spot, you’ll need to pay US$297.00 in full.

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 more than a dozen video-style classes guiding you through all aspects of character development. Subscription based, new users get a 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. Click here to find out more about One-on-One Mentoring and Storyboard Critiques.

Click to view or download a PDF of my portfolio

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