Tag Archives: chris cowdrill

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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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

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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handmade boutique

“handmade boutique is a collective of midlands based independent designers that make beautiful lifestyle products and gifts for all ages.” their store in the touchwood shopping centre of solihull recently relocated and reopened and i’m proud to say that they … Continue reading

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cards

here’s some new card designs i’ve put together for a craft fair i’m doing in a couple of weeks.  they are all taken from drawings in my sketchbook that have been done in development of other work.  i hope you … Continue reading

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new technology (squeeze part1)

here’s some new work that i produced for a group exhibition at the fe college where i work.  i’d been meaning to go back to robot characters for a little while and this seemed like a good opportunity.  they are … Continue reading

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indigo octagon vol.4: the compulsive orgonists of west bromwich

indigo octagon is the collaborative arts group i’m involved with (along with artists shaun morris and andrew smith), and i am pleased to present our fourth publication to you here (it’s free to view on issuu).  volume 4: the compulsive … Continue reading

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eurovision 2014

last year i watched eurovision with a group of friends and thought it would have been great to draw some of the acts and performers, but i didn’t have my sketchbook to hand.  so this year i made a point of … Continue reading

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