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Day #241 of “Draw an object a day for 365 days”

Computer bag drawings.
Computer bag drawing. Object #237.

I’m having to make more of an effort to identify objects I haven’t already drawn. Sometimes that means looking around me to see if I’ve missed items I’m too used to seeing, other times I need to go outside and look.

I want to draw ordinary objects, which are often overlooked or objects that are a natural part of our everyday lives. Occasionally it may mean an unusual objects creeps in, but overall I’m drawing the mundane or items we just take for granted.

Through these 365 days I’m building a palette of object drawings, while also finding new ways of drawing items. At the same time this project is a kind of daily diary, describing the world around me.

Pork chop drawings.
Drawings of a Pork Chop. Object #217. Oil pastel on paper.

Object drawings at Billingsgate Fish Market

Fish drawing at Billingsgate Fish Market.
Fish drawing at Billingsgate Fish Market, Poplar, London.

Heading out early Thursday morning, I took two object drawings (#213, Trout and #80 Edible Crab) the short distance from my home to Billingsgate Fish market in Poplar, East London.
Each of the original objects were bought here, so I took the drawings they’d inspired to the location of their origin.


Video by LAPIEZA art Series.
These objects will appear in the forthcoming exhibition “Drawing an object a day for 365 days” on 23rd April, 2015.

Taking the drawings back into the environment the original objects came from, is an effort to maintain a connection with the origins of the objects. It also serves to keep the artworks in contact with the real world.

The object drawings

Images of Object drawings from the series “Draw an object a day for 365 days”. All of these drawings will be on display in the forthcoming exhibition.

Creating the drawings