• Tina Macnaughton

Tina Macnaughton


I am a full time freelance illustrator and work mostly on picture books for children using soft pastels and pencils to create my images. It is very rewarding sector of illustration that I have been working in since 2002. I am best known for the Little Hedgehog picture book series, One Snowy Night, One Winter’s Day, One Rainy Day and One Special Day published by Little Tiger Press. The fifth in this series has just been completed and will be published in 2011.
There are a further 20 published picture books and board books I have done with Lion Hudson, Gullane Children’s Books, Modern Times and others. Though my work has also included greeting cards, educational posters and children’s magazines.

In addition to my illustration work I also visits schools and have done events at the Edinburgh Book Festival in 2007 and also in 2010. The last of which was based on my book with Lion Hudson called ‘It’s My World Too’ and is an educational book with a strong environmental theme.

I have a passion for animals and the environment they live in. To create an image that not only tells a story, conveys the characters personalty but also is a piece of art in it own right. Setting the scene whether it is a mountain outcrop or a cosy room is quite often just as important as the characters that live in it. To give it a personality all of its own that adds depth to a story. I hope the interest and wonder of the natural world is passed on to the young readers through my pictures.

I have some of my picture book illustrations available as high quality 'gicleé' prints on 190gsm water colour paper. They make great Christmas, Christening and birthday presents for children or the perfect finishing detail for decorating a child's room. For more information either contact me via sales@tina-macnaughton.com or visit my website www.tina-macnaughton.com

A Jobbing Illustrator’s Blog Introduction

Welcome to my blog where you can follow the work life of a picture book artist. If you have ever wondered how a picture book is made or how an illustrator goes about finding work you will find it here. I will chat about anything from where I find good reference material, dealing with agents, stroppy clients, contract hell and deadlines plus much more. I will post from time to time images I am working on as well images and artists I find inspirational. I will also review the latest soft pastel products and talk about tips and techniques that you can use to produce your own master pieces.

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