Bethany Drake

Bethany Drake

IllustratorPoole, United Kingdom
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Bethany Drake

Bethany Drake

IllustratorPoole, United Kingdom
About me
My name is Bethany Drake and I'm an illustrator from Poole, Dorset in the South of England. I am currently studying BA Illustration at the Arts University Bournemouth and hope to carve a career in children's illustration. My main passions include creating characters, exploring worlds and illustrating narratives. My ultimate goal is to illustrate a children's book that gets published! ​ 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 watercolour and colouring pencils!
  • The Balloon
    The Balloon'The Balloon' is an uplifting children's picture book that explores themes of loneliness and friendship.
  • Sausage Dog Collection
    Sausage Dog CollectionThis is my entry to the YCN Awards 2020. I have entered into the category for Uk Greetings and created a collection of greetings and gift items.
  • Show and Tell
    Show and Tell'Show and Tell' is a children's picture book that explores the theme of anxiety.
Projects credited in
  • Arts University Bournemouth, BA (Hons) Illustration
    Arts University Bournemouth, BA (Hons) IllustrationThe BA Illustration course at AUB is founded on an inclusive notion of illustration, that recognises the breadth of practices, and contexts within which it operates. Here, students define their own universe whilst building the skills to enable them to adapt to the rapidly expanding and diversifying field of contemporary illustration, whether those are drawing, print, digital or time-based practices. AUB illustration students are resourceful and agile creatives who maintain a clear sense of th
  • Gouache
  • Watercolour
  • Narrative
  • Children’s Books
  • Children Illustration
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    Arts University Bournemouth logo
    BA (hons) IllustrationArts University Bournemouth
    Bournemouth, United Kingdom
    Light Grey Art Lab Senior Show 2020Light Grey Art Lab
    Won a one-to-one portfolio review from one of the sponsors, Belle Lee.