Janet Notman


Whenever we have a workshop or lecture on design, we are told how important it is to draw every day. Excellent advice; so we go home full of good intentions and then can’t quite decide what to draw and consequently never get round to doing it. Janet Notman has kindly offered to contribute a series of exercises to help us overcome this problem:

“Recently I have noticed a number of people who have very good ideas, but then go to the internet and find an image which they copy or trace resulting in a stiff or rather boring result, so I decided to put down a few suggestions which might lead them to realise that they can draw freehand after all.

First take a pebble, any size will do. Draw the outline as large or small as you wish. Look at the shape and if you don’t like it make an alteration. After all it’s your design.

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