The short story
Dulcimer Draws was founded by me, Dulcie: a fashion illustrator, event producer and marketing freelance based in Hackney, East London.
Taking inspiration from the world’s runways, I draw and paint the things that captivate me: from fabulous faces and bold beauty looks, to little black dresses and outlandish couture.
My mission is to bring a touch of high fashion fabulousness into everyday life: through playful illustrations packed with punch, personality and sketch appeal!
I hope you enjoy my work as much as I enjoy producing it.
If you have a custom request or would like to work with me, drop me a line at: Dulcimer@dulcimerdraws.com
The Back Story
I grew up with an innate love of fashion and drawing. According to my mother, I spent my childhood “drawing all over everything” and changing my outfit at least 3 times daily.
I had my first taste of the fashion industry back in 1995, when I was scouted by Select at the Clothes Show Live. After landing my first job with the awesome Juergen Teller, I went on to work for the likes of Paul Smith and Versace: a stark contrast to my life back on the family farm in Yorkshire!
Despite this success, I soon quit the modelling game to focus on getting A levels and a 'proper degree' that would land me a 'proper job'. And I got both those things: a 1st Class degree in Spanish and a successful career in marketing!
Fast forward to 2014 when I attended The House of Illustration opening fair and felt compelled ot pick up a pen and start drawing again. This soon led me back to my love of fashion art and I started sharing my work on Instagram - and I've not stopped since!
And now finally, after 12 years of marketing and building other people’s brands, I decided it was high time I launched my own: and Dulcimer Draws was born!