Author Archives: chris cowdrill

About chris cowdrill

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

godzilla showa-era tribute

earlier in the year i posted about the godzilla drawings i was doing and it took a few more months before i was able to develop a full series of finished illustrations. some of the illustrations were pretty labour intensive … Continue reading

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new shop stock

there’s been a lot of activity on my online shop over the last couple of months. after producing all of the flower drawings and getting a lot of positive feedback across social media, i decided to make some of them … Continue reading

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more drawings from the garden

so, after my last post (2 weeks into lockdown), i continued drawing in the garden. i produced a series of three images that used a lot more colour. i felt like i was painting really, rather than drawing in the … Continue reading

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garden drawings

over the last couple of weeks i’ve been drawing in the garden. like most people we’ve been in isolation/lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic. one message that i’ve got through a lot of social media is that we should all … Continue reading

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godzilla sketchbook

i recently started a new project based on the king of the monsters – godzilla. i’ve been drawing from the showa-era films (which covers 15 films from 1954-75), and have been working from gojira himself as well as a range … Continue reading

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christmas 2019

season’s greetings! we’re well into the festive season now, and recently i produced two drawings that i initially worked up as digital pieces – the first was of a partridge, the second a stag. now – in all honesty – … Continue reading

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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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