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About me

My name is Bethany Drake and I'm an illustrator based in Dorset, UK

After graduating from the Arts University Bournemouth with an illustration degree, I began freelance illustrating and creating my own illustrated products that I sell at markets and in my Etsy store.

I have been driven by my love of characters and narrative and focus on these areas within my illustration work. I have a particular interest in children's picture books where I enjoy bringing stories to life!


The products I sell are centred around fun animal-based characters  - with a particular best seller being the sausage dog eco-friendly wrapping paper!

I create my illustrations using traditional materials such as gouache paint and colouring pencils, then translate the designs onto the desired application.

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BA (Hons) Illustration at the Arts University Bournemouth

Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at the Arts University Bournemouth


Shortlisted for the Communication Arts 2021 Illustration Competition

Winner of the Poole Maritime Trust Turland Award 2020

Showcased in the Light Grey Art Lab Senior Show 2020 and selected for a one-to-one portfolio review

Curated Markets and Directories

Crafty Fox Market

South Coast Makers Market

Creative Champs Directory


Pen Gallery, Poole

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