I stumbled onto a daily drawing "challenge" on a site called http://milliande.ning.com/. There's a list of reference photos to draw from daily, and you can also find a similar object in your own environment and draw it. The idea is to do a fairly quick sketch, using any medium you choose, then post your results on the forum. This is "Shoes" from yesterday. I did a pen and ink sketch, then scanned it and added color thru the Paint program. Fun!