as yet untitled…

here are some photos of a piece I completed a couple of weeks ago.  it’s the first in a series of 4 pieces i have planned and ready to go.  most of the work i’ve produced over the last year or so has been drawn by hand and coloured digitally – this has meant working more often than not with drawings of a4 size and then staring at the computer for hours while i apply the colour and collage using photoshop.  for this series of pieces i decided that i wanted to go back to my more traditional method of cut-paper collage.  this meant that i could work on a slightly larger scale and that the working drawings would have to match this scale.  while only 89x42cm, the work was quite labour intensive and as a result i’ve not yet started the second piece (this was the reason i stopped cutting everything out by hand and developed my more digital-based work in the first place!).  i also wanted to produce these larger scale pieces by hand as i intend to exhibit these at some point soonish.  anyway, i was pleased with how it turned out.

it’s based on an area near to where i live, along a riverside cycle path where wild plants are able to grow freely; i’ve been observing their growth and change every few days as i’ve passed by over recent months, some of them (like these thistles), taking over large areas for a period before they die off and other plants take over.  it’s a subject matter i’ve not found myself that interested in before, but have recently become really inspired by what’s going on in these areas along this riverside cycle path.

About chris cowdrill

i'm an illustrator, i do graphic design and i teach graphics at a college
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2 Responses to as yet untitled…

  1. Shaun Morris says:

    These look good, Chris. And looking at them here (as opposed to my studio), they seem full of light, particularly in the thistles.

  2. Pingback: seed heads | chris cowdrill's blog

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