Author Archives: chris cowdrill

About chris cowdrill

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

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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a minor place

i recently worked on publicity material for an exhibition of work by friends and past collaborators hugh marwood, shaun morris and andrew smith at artists workhouse in studley. the exhibition was described as “working across a range of practices including … Continue reading

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sketches

earlier this week i was at oxford’s natural history museum and pitt rivers museum, accompanied by 40 art students from the college where i lecture. the objective being for them to gather visual reference for their first project of the … Continue reading

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toys 2

this is a quick follow up to the last post.  with the intention of producing a series of images for exhibition, i continued to draw from my daughter’s toys using my ipad pro and apple pencil.  the three new drawings … Continue reading

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toys

i got a couple of new toys this week – after thinking it over for longer than i care to admit and researching a lot over the last few weeks, i finally bought an iPad Pro. i bought an apple … Continue reading

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sketches from exhibitions 2

this is another post collecting together some work from my sketchbook.  i started making a point of drawing sculptural work when visiting galleries and exhibitions – capturing in two dimensions things that should fundamentally be seen in three.  some of … Continue reading

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riso printing @ rope press

i recently attended a riso zine workshop at the splendid rope press in birmingham.  i’d been wanting to attend one of their workshops to learn a bit more about and have a go at the risograph printing process for a … Continue reading

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happy christmas

hi there – just a quick post to wish you a merry christmas.  i hope that you have had a great year, and wish you all the best for 2016.  thank you to all who have stopped by on here … Continue reading

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