About me

Hi there! My name is Bethany Drake and I'm an illustrator from Poole, Dorset in the South of England. I have recently graduated from the Arts University Bournemouth with a degree in Illustration. I am particularly interested in the field of children's illustration and my main passions include creating characters, exploring worlds and illustrating narratives. 

My style of drawing has changed and developed a lot over the last few years, I love working traditionally and trying different mediums and so each project allows me to explore and experiment with both colour and material. My current favourite mediums to work with are gouache and colouring pencils!

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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

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