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Who is behind Sketchnote Army?

Mike Rohde, creator: Designer, author of The Sketchnote Handbook & Workbook, and illustrator, living in Wisconsin.

Mauro Toselli, curator: IT Director, sketchnoter, author, living in Italy.

Steve Silbert, curator: Agile Coach, sketchnoter, author, living in Virginia.

Binaebi Akah, alumni: Sr. UX Designer, sketchnoter, author, living in Ohio.

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Ben Crothers: Using Foundation Lines to Increase Confidence and Ability

Ben Crothers (@BenCrothers), author of Presto Sketching:The Magic of Simple Drawing for Brilliant Product Thinking and Design, believes in using foundation lines as a way to increase his ability and confidence in sketching.

By breaking anything that you want to sketch into simple geometric shapes with your mind's eye, and then using a lighter color (or pencil) to sketch out those shapes as foundation lines first, you get a much more satisfying result.

Says Ben,

I started doing these a while ago, as a way to build a visual library of things that are useful to mentally ‘reach for’ when sketching at work; this is handy for journey mapping, graphic recording, sketchnoting, storyboarding, or anything else where you need to communicate ideas and messages to others.

Ben encourages people to work on their  observation skills as well as their drawing skills. Look at objects around you and sketch foundation lines. Repeat. With practice you'll start seeing foundation lines when looking at objects, making it easier to draw them.

You can see Ben's full blog post on the topic of Foundation Lines here.

Thanks for sharing this valuable tip with us Ben!



Sketchnote and Dyslexia: Maaike Mesman @Maaike78HM

Here is a great work by Maaike Mesman 

She wrote:

"Inspired by the podcast from @SketchnoteArmy @rohdesign @SunniBrown I sketchnoted words my son (11 & dyslectic) has to learn for an english test.

Sketching visuals of the words and sentences was a good exercise for me to expand my visual library. But, my main goal was to help him study. I hoped that, by adding visuals to the words, their easier for him to remember! "

This is an incredibly interestic topic and I would like to thank you for sharing tyhis with us. I hope we'll hear from you soon about your experience.

- Mauro





Sketchnote Love at #youpreneursummit - London : Johanna Fritz @byjohannafritz

Today's guest is Johanna Fritz !

She said:

I was doing sketchnotes love at the #youpreneursummit of Chris Ducker.

Thank you Johanna, we love your work too!

- Mauro




Marketing tip for Sketchnoters ;-) by Reto

This is a work by Reto.   

He wrote:

"I was sitting in a conference with a couple of presentations - and started visualizing, actutally not the content or what the speakers were telling, just insights and things I realized at the moment. I was immersed... and had little space left at the end of the presentations. After I was asked (surprisingly) by other participants next to me, if they could make a photo of my viz, I put my business card on the sheet and voilà: good advertising for me and my company :-) PS: for my taste I still have too much text... I am on my way :-)"

Nice tip Reto!

May I suggest to create a Twitter account and join the Sketchnoters Community? You'll never regret it!

Thank you for sharing!



HR Tech World Amsterdam captured by Frédéric Williquet @fredericw 

This is just one of a series of great sketchnotes by Frédéric Williquet .

He wrote

 "Hi m&m’s!

I sketch for years, follow you work daily and promote your books to my students.
I recently sketched HR Tech World Amsterdam live and published on Adobe Spark during the event. Very flexible and easy solution to go beyond twitter. Loved it. Here the result.
Oh yes, I used to publish my work on my website but I decided this summer to launch a more professional brand. I just did (ok still lots of work): is born. Happy to have your feedback!"

Don't miss the whole series of Frédéric's sketchnote on this post on his website

I love you style Frédéric: crip, clean and with limited color palette for highlights.

Great work!


- Mauro