Where there is No Artist

Development Drawings and How to Use Them (2nd Edition)
ISBN 978-185339-613-7

 

Petra Rohr-Rouendaal

 

 

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A simple to use catalogue, containing a wealth of illustrations, with a unique combination of written text and visual aids. Second Edition now with FREE CD-ROM (fixed to inside back cover). Visual aids can provide information, provoke discussion and discovery, and make difficult ideas easy to understand. They can also improve the accessibility of a book or a poster simply by making it look more interesting. The book contains more than 1,200 drawings (over 700 new to this second edition) relating to a wide range of educational and health issues, along with advice on copying, enlarging, and otherwise changing the illustrations to make them appropriate to a particular situation, without using special equipment. There is also advice on pre-testing materials, to make sure their message will be understood by the intended audience.

Commendations

Petra Rohr-Rouendaal’s drawing style is simple and expressive, relying on close and regular observation of the people and the objects that make up her world. It is an accessible style, well suited to the requirements of illustrations for development.
Bob Linney, Health Images

Facilitating a workshop with community members using this book is a wonderful experience. Participants discover that they can produce their own visual materials exactly tailored to their situations and can continue to do so with their communities as their learning and activities develop. This is so different from dependency on ‘IEC materials’ designed and printed in the capital or outside the country on a one-off basis, which rarely meet local needs. The updated ‘Where there is no artist’ is even better than the original, with more pictures, a CD and examples of visual aids done by workshop participants.
Gill Gordon, Senior Programme Officer: Prevention, International HIV/AIDS Alliance

Petra's drawings appear so simple, yet they are all carefully designed to convey a huge range of feelings, thoughts and actions. This collection will enable others to harness and build on her wonderful skills, to create their own images, uniquely relevant to their own context. A must-have part of any community worker's tool-kit.
Dr. Alice Welbourn, Chair, UK Board of Trustees, ICW


As someone who has used Petra’s drawings to stimulate discussion or make educational manuals come alive over the last 30 years, I’m so happy to see the new version of “Where There Is No Artist”. Her pictures always work as discussion starters – the humour and Petra’s passionate interest in the issues gives a real spark to any discussion. And her pictures turn training manuals into something lively and fun – people pick up a Petra illustrated manual and they don’t put it down quickly! And I’ve seen Petra’s pictures inspire other artists all over the world – Botswana, East Timor, Ghana, India, and Vietnam. Her talent in working with artists to help them develop similar skills is captured in this manual. It is an amazing resource for anyone working in the participatory education field and I look forward to sending copies to many friends.
Ross Kidd is a consultant in Botswana for PEER, (Participatory Education and Evaluation Research) 

The world's best illustrator for development has created, in this collection of drawings, an unparallelled resource for anyone who needs to communicate about health, development and social issues. Every field worker, IEC officer and NGO should have a copy.
Ross Kidd is a consultant in Botswana for PEER, (Participatory Education and Evaluation Research)

About the author

Petra Rohr-Rouendaal, the author and illustrator, works as a freelance graphic designer. She has illustrated educational books on health and development, as well as children’s books. She has lived and worked in Africa over the last 20 years.

Table of contents

 

VISUAL AIDS FOR DEVELOPMENT 
HOW TO USE THIS BOOK 
How to copy a picture
How to enlarge a drawing
How to adapt a picture
Image adjustment by computer
Using part of a picture
Stretching an image
Combining images
From positive to negative
Reversing the picture
Moving picture parts
Combine with text
DIFFERENT TYPES OF VISUAL AIDS 
Discussion starters
Simple message posters
Educational comic strips
Flannel board figures
Picture cards
Educational games
Puppets
Puppet body
Puppet stage
PRE-TESTING 
How to pre-test
BASIC DRAWING SKILLS 
Portrait drawing
Profile drawing
Facial expressions
Body proportions
Body language
Stick figures
Tube figures
Figure drawing
Model figures
GUIDELINES FOR MAKING VISUAL AIDS 
Basic materials
Lettering
Silk-screen printing
Light-box
Colour mixing
Resource books
DEVELOPMENT DRAWINGS 
Agriculture
Children
Conflict
Disability
Education
Faces
Families
Food and eating
Groups
Hands
Health
HIV/AIDS
Mother and baby
Music, drama, dance
Poverty
Pregnancy and birth
Sexuality
Shopping
Sitting figures
Smoking and drinking
Sport
Standing figures
Transport
TV, radio, camera and computer
Water and Sanitation
Work
Flannel board figures

 

Reviews

The world's best illustrator for development has created, in this collection of drawings, an unparallelled resource for anyone who needs to communicate about health, development and social issues. Every field worker, IEC officer and NGO should have a copy.
Ross Kidd is a consultant in Botswana for PEER, (Participatory Education and Evaluation Research)

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