Author Archives: chris cowdrill

About chris cowdrill

i'm an illustrator, i do graphic design and i teach graphics at a college

in dreams…

i’d long been working on a tribute to the works of director david lynch and i recently completed the project and so collected and printed the illustrations together in a book format. it’s titled in dreams after the roy orbison … Continue reading

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retro robots

a short while ago i was back on robots again. if you’re a follower – you will have seen this bunch before, but they were in traditional cut-paper form. so recently i decided to go back and produce digital collage … Continue reading

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brum zine fest 2019

last month i was at brum zine fest which ‘celebrates independent publishing and diy making, bringing people together using zine approaches, methodologies and formats.’ the event was organised and managed by a lovely group of folks, who put together a weekend … Continue reading

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peacock

a few months ago i developed a series of works based on peacocks. i’d been wanting to develop this work for a while and produced outcomes that included drawing, digital collage and traditional collage. The first piece I worked on … Continue reading

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christmas 2018

is it really nearly christmas again!? apparently so, and i’ve produced another series of designs for cards and prints for this festive season. there are three different designs and they follow in the same vein as the designs i produced … Continue reading

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visions of a free-floating island

i recently worked on this booklet for artists andrew smith, hugh marwood and shaun morris for their exhibition at surface gallery, nottingham. the title is taken from andrew’s painting featured on the cover which they had selected to use for … Continue reading

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christmas 2017

merry christmas. i thought i should post my designs for christmas this year. i produced four different animal illustrations – a penguin, a flamingo, a llama and a rabbit – each wearing a scarf or hat to keep them warm … Continue reading

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bugs

i’m working on a series of insect-based illustrations using ladybirds (or ladybugs), as the starting point. here’s the first two i’ve completed. there’s been some new challenges in producing them – although they only contain about 40-50 individual cut pieces … Continue reading

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baby shoes

if you’ve seen my twitter feed, then you’ll know i’ve been drawing a lot of shoes recently. i’d wanted to document all of my daughter’s footwear from when she was first born (just over a year ago), and had been … Continue reading

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christmas 2016

i’ve got a couple of craft fairs coming up before christmas and have been preparing some new stock for them. i’ve produced two new card designs for christmas this year, both featuring drawings of some vintage bauble decorations. i produced … Continue reading

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