Rowena Aitken

Rowena Aitken


Sketching pictures, drawing things, family business.

Meet Rowena

Hello and welcome to my website!

My name is Rowena but feel free to call me Ro. I’m an Edinburgh based coffee drinking, cat bothering illustrator who loves drawing in Adobe Photoshop.

I graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in 2006 with a BA (Hons) in Animation & Electronic Media. I have been a freelance illustrator for 8 years. My career began in the fantasy/RPG field working with independent publishers. I have moved on from that field and followed my passion for creating quirky and fun characters and animals!

My latest work The Kilted Coo will be available from Forth Books and Lomond Books on the 7th August 2017 from Amazon

When not illustrating or cat bothering my time is filled with slow running, computer games (FPS mostly) and reading.

Please follow @rowenaaitken on twitter to keep up to date on my new work or if you would like more of a chat my email address is

Alternatively if you’d like to keep me caffeinated then please consider buying me a coffee here at



Studio Cat

Knocker over of things, creator of distraction, bringer of toy mice.

Meet Pixel

Pixel is the studio cat who’s skills include sitting on the mouse mat, mad half hours and frightening the longpigs while they’re concentrating.

Likes: Tuna, sleeping, toy mice, nut shells and annoying the longpig.

Dislikes: Gulls, Bitey McStripy (the local bothersome tabby cat) and being brushed.

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