Richard Cowdrey is an Ohio based illustrator with a particular affinity for animals. He has illustrated numerous books for children and teens including the popular Bad Dog, Marley and its follow-up A Very Marley Christmas, as well as the NYT Bestselling series Guardians of Ga’hoole.
In addition to owls and dogs, other animals feature prominently in his editorial illustration, all rendered with a devoted attention to detail and texture, particularly evident in his handling of the textures of furred animals. You can see that to advantage on his web site in his gallery of illustrations for Calendars and Cards and his selection of Prints.
Cowdrey’s clients include Macmillan McGraw Hill, Workman, Harper Collins and Bantam Books, as well as other commercial and institutional clients.
In addition to his own site, there is an extensive portfolio of his work, and perhaps a wider range of his subject matter, on the Shannon Associates site, which also has larger images.
4 Replies to “Richard Cowdrey”
Do you know what medium he primarily works in. The detail and texture are astonishing.
Beautiful work, Mr. Cowdrey! I hope one day you are hired to do illustrations on my children’s books. I have one book ready for submission and one in the works. I loved your illustrations in The Sandman.
Your art is truely beautiful to look at! I am currently reading the series Guardians of Ga’Hoole (book 1)
The book is great and your illustrations make it all the more specail to look at and enjoy.
Hi Richard, I’m Valerie Westfall’s mother in Montana and I just viewed your illustrations for her new book. They are fantastic!! I hope to meet you some day soon. Bonnie Finstad…Bigfork, Montana
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