Ricky Butcher AKA WhereIDraw is a freelance Illustrator and Art Director currently living and working in Leeds, UK.


He grew up in the city of Peterborough, facing adversity and never finishing school. It wasn't until his early 20's that he was put back on track by his love for creativity. He decided to pursue his passion for visual storytelling as a full time job, working part time in retail while studying at his local college, he eventually moved to Leeds where he studied Illustration at Leeds arts university and graduated with a BA (Hons) in Illustration.

During his career, Ricky has undertaken work for a number of clients, including record labels, advertising agencies and editorial magazines. He was also invited to work in-house, creating work for major brands such as Disney and Netflix. Ricky's work explores fantastical worlds and unlikely marriages of unexpected subject matter. He enjoys creating illustrations that cling to reality by their fingertips, experimenting with scale, composition, and colour.


When he's not found with a pen in hand you can find Ricky out in nature walking his dog, or occasionally battling imaginary goblins in a dungeons and dragons campaign with friends.