I used to have a sensible job working as a graphic designer, but my nagging obsession with picture books grew to the point where I had to try my hand at illustrating. I love the creative potential of visual storytelling – I can’t imagine myself doing anything else.

In 2000, I had my first picture LITTLE PLATYPUS printed, receiving a CBCA notable book in 2001, followed by TRICKY LITTLE HIPPO (2004), ELEPHANT DANCE (2007) and BOOM BAH! (2008).

BOOM BAH! toured nationally in 2008. Touring Korea, Singapore and New Zealand in 2009, as part of a literacy initiative between WINDMILL and the ADVERTISER, LITTLE BIG BOOK CLUB.

BOOM BAH! The live show

I’m holding my breath, waiting for the October 2009 launch of may lastest 4-and-a-half-year effort BALLROOM BONANZA.

BALLROOM BONANZA interview with Nina

To view my BALLROOM BONANZA illustration demo
Ballroom Bonanza illustration demo

Check out my website www.ninarycroft.com to find out more about my illustrations.

  • Joined: September 2008


A Talk @ The State Libraty NSW

To all my fellow bubblers, / To kick off the new year, I’ll be holding a Children’s Book Illustration talk / at the State Library of NSW, Macquarie Street, Sydney 2000 / Tuesday 20th January at 10.30am / Hope to see you there! / Happy holidays.
Posted about 10 years – 4 comments

From Page to Stage!

Nina Rycroft’s illustrations in BOOM BAH on stage / Written by Phil Cummings Working title Press / For those of you who didn’t get the chance to see the stage show of BOOM BAH! Please take a look. / BOOM BAH! The live show / My illustrations of Goat, Cat, Pig and Hen come to life on stage…lots of fun! The Windmill production of BOOM BAH! was such a success, it will now be touring Korea, S…
Posted about 10 years – 13 comments

Ballroom Bonanza cover illustration video

Hi all! / I’ve posted a video of me illustrating the front cover of BALLROOM BONANZA. / 35 hours of illustration in under 3 minutes! / Please take a look, I would love to know what you think. http://www.youtube.com/ninarycroft
Posted about 10 years – 17 comments

Illustration Submission Tips

An editor has a few spare minutes to pursue her slush pile. She’s got 50-plus submissions on her shelf. She pulls out yours. You have about five seconds to make her want to read your letter and view your work. / Keep these tips in mind when sending illustration submissions: / - Spend time getting the person’s name and title correct. / Visit your local library or book shop, the imprint page lists…
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