Category: Draw an object a day for 365 days

Day #237: Architecture & Object drawings

Holding a drawing of Root Ginger, outside Balfron tower, Poplar.
Holding a drawing of Root Ginger, outside Balfron tower, Poplar.

Day #237 of “Draw an object a day for 365 days”.
The area surrounding my home has several examples of classic Brutalist architecture. They are building I walk past each day, I’ve collected some of the objects I’ve drawn over the past 236 days from the small parks and grassy areas in their grounds.

These images show me posing with a select few objects, in front of these iconic buildings.

The object drawings in these photos.

Object drawings at Chrisp Street Market, Poplar

Object drawing images at Chrisp Street market
Water bottle at Chrisp street market

224 days into “Draw an object a day for 365 days“, I walked the short distance from my flat in Poplar, east London, to Chrisp street market.

Accompanied by the artist Anto Lloveras from LAPIEZA, I posed with drawings of some of the objects I’ve bought from the shops and stalls. The chicken from ‘Ali’s Meat & Poultry’ on Vesey path, the banana and water bottle from a Chrisp Street market stall and the paint brush from Gates DIY store. all of these drawings will appear in the exhibition ‘Day 236 of draw an object a day from 365 days’, in the 5thBase gallery in Whitechapel on 24th – 26th April.

Living in Poplar for the past 12 years, it’s easy to see the market area is at the centre of what goes on. It’s full of energy and objects.

I’d bought the rose I drew from ‘Bozdag and Gordon Flowers’ stall, inside the Canary wharf DLR main concourse and posed with the drawing outside Poplar fire station.

The objects I’ve chosen to draw each day over the past 8 months reflect the culture I’m a part of, which can be seen at least partly in terms of objects. The market and surrounding shops sell so many objects, which we purchase use on a daily basis.


All of the drawings are drawn with oil pastel on paper, then glued onto cardboard and cut-out.
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Day 113 of “Draw an object a day for 365 days”

Day 113. Draw an object a day for 365 days
Day 113 of draw an object a day for 365 days.

More than 30% through the task of drawing an object a day for 365 days; drawing an average of 6 drawings for each chosen object, over 670 drawings have been produced. These drawings create a visual diary of the objects that surround us.

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