Found Plastic on Bournemouth Beach

Sep. 2018

This is a series of 1×1″ daily drawings of plastic waste I started making for #DrawingADay challenge hosted by House of Illustration. Inspired by John Vernon Lord who made 366 drawings during the leap year of 2016, the brief was simply to make a square-inch drawing every day for the whole month of September 2018. Although no particular theme was required for the challenge, I decided to draw pieces of plastic rubbish I found on my local beach. During the course of the challenge, I learned a lot about the seriousness of plastic pollution as well as some amazing groups and individuals working hard to tackle the problem. And to my surprise, I was chosen by John Vernon Lord as the winner of the challenge! You can see the announcement and two other great runners-up here and all other entries here.

After a month of drawing, I felt that 30 small drawings didn’t really show the abundance and the variety of plastic waste I saw on the beach and decided to continue the series as a personal project. You can see my (nearly) daily updates on my Instagram or Twitter.

Oct. 2018
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