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Kristyna Litten Illustrator in Yorkshire.

July 30, 2012

Kristyna Litten graduated from Edinburgh college of art back in 2010, with a pretty clear objective in mind.. to write children’s books. By 2012 this was already a reality.

With a fabulous book about Little Pippa. A young chicken, who when told at school that chickens can’t see in the dark, sets out to prove the myth wrong. Although everyone doubts her, Little Pippa goes to the local supermarket, and buys all the carrots to make lots of carroty treats to encourage her friends to challenge the Old Hen’s tale. After everyone joins in with the feast they look up and see the stars and the moon, and realise that chickens can see in the dark!

Busy Kristyna is already onto her second book, called ‘Pigeon Pie, Oh My’. written by Debbie Singleton. She has also worked with an impressive list of clients including, Walker Books, Oxford University Press, Egmont, Quarto Books and Candis Magazine. Here’s some illustration work she did for National Geographic Magazine.

And a variety of other work.

Including another book for Boden.

Some stunning book covers.

When I recently got in touch with Kristyna she told me ‘I am inspired by Kevin Waldron, Brian Wildsmith, Oliver Jeffers and more recently Sara Ogilvie and if I had to name three things I’d like to do at this moment, they would be… work with Julia Donaldson, create an animation and have one of my stories read on BBC bedtime stories’ I’m sure these things are just a matter of time ! She’s even got ideas about ceramics. Here’s some older and more recent images of her work in this area.

These were some illustrations she did for a recent library competition at the John Rylands Library.

Funnily I also entered the same competition and these were my drawings for it, not quite so rounded and animated.

More information about Kristyna on her blog and a great interview with Book Lovers Anonymous too. An Illustrator to watch out for !

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 30, 2012 1:42 pm

    Wow! Kristyna’s work looks great, fresh & cute!! Will keep an eye out for books. Have to admit I’m jealous she’s so accomplished at such a young age, what was I thinking … oh well, another fun post, thanks 🙂

    • July 30, 2012 1:53 pm

      Yes I know, at such a young age too. Great to see people with that get up and go spirit, well get up and go ! 🙂

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