This is a series of 1x1" 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 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.
I used gouache on various types of scrap paper that would otherwise go into the recycling bin -
cardboard, cartridge paper, traditionally made Korean tissue paper, etc.
I also used paper I made from waste paper. 
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.
My (nearly) daily updates were shared through Instagram and Twitter. The posts can also be viewed on my blog.

I made these daily drawings for a year, and all 365 drawings were exhibited for Dorset Wildlife Trust
at the Wild Seas Centre at Kimmeridge Bay. 

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