Sketchnote Army is dedicated to finding and showcasing sketchnotes and sketchnoters from around the world, started in November 2009.

Who is behind Sketchnote Army?

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

Binaebi Akah, curator: UX Designer, sketchnoter, author, and lindy hopper, living in Columbus, Ohio.

How can I be showcased on Sketchnote Army?
Email a brief description and URL to your sketchnotes to us. It's as simple as that! We would love to feature your work.

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Wednesday
Nov202013

First Sketchnote: Darren Tong @braincutlery

Here's a first sketchnote from Darren Tong, that he used to map out a blog post he eventually wrote:

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I love the idea of using visuals to map out writing — I think it's a great way to break up writers block when you're just stuck and unable to move forward.

Since his first sketchnote, Darren is using sketchnotes differently as he describes in his post I ♡ SKETCHNOTES – MY SKETCHNOTING JOURNEY — to capture meetings, presentations and phone conversations.

Nice work Darren!

Monday
Nov182013

First Sketchnotes: Rob Horn

Here are the first sketchnotes from Rob Horn, a software architect and agile practitioner.

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He writes:

"Was recently introduced to your book and was thrilled to see that my doodles are legitimate and "allowed" at work."

I think these look great Rob! I love your use of type, color and structure. Don't be afraid to spread out and use more pages so you can allow for a little more whitespace on your next sketchnotes.

Great work Rob!

Friday
Oct252013

First Sketchnotes: Scott Torrance

Scott Torrance was featured earlier on Sketchnote Army with his Austin Kleon sketchnotes — he's sent over a nice description of his journey to sketchnoting in this article. Here's Scott, sharing his experience, with images:

My First Sketchnote- Unleashing My Dormant Creativity

My first sketchnote came about after the fact. By this I mean that I had attended a conference called ScotSoft13 in Edinburgh and had taken my notes in the traditional uninspiring manner:

Following the event I typed up my notes on my blog that evening in an equally uninspiring manner.

I have always doodled in notebooks and explored with note taking methods such as mind mapping. It wasn’t until I came across the work of The Graphic Recorder via Milo McLaughlin’s website Clear-Minded Creative the day after the event that I (re)discovered the wonderful world of Sketchnoting.

 It unleashed my dormant creativity!

There is something in sketchnotes that really resonates with something deep inside me. It taps into the joy I felt when drawing as a young boy, a feeling that has been missing for a long time.

I polished it up a little using Camscanner (I’ve not yet ventured into Adobe world yet)

A marked increase in traffic and interest

It would appear that it also resonates with people out there as well.

When I re-published my notes from the event in the form of a sketchnote on my blog more than three times as many people viewed my sketchnote on the talk than the traditional long-form text notes.

Following the initial post on my blog, The Amor Group added a little colour to the doodle and published it on their blog.

 

I doodled this sketchnote before I read The Sketchnote Handbook, since then I have devoured the book and am honing my skills at every opportunity.

Monday
Oct142013

The 2013 Right-Brainers in Business Video Summit Sketchnotes - Melinda Walker @OneSquigglyLine

Sketchnotes: Right-Brainer in Business Video Summit: Kerri Richardson

Here are some beautiful sketchnotes from Melinda Walker from the The 2013 Right-Brainers in Business Video Summit, earlier this year.

Be sure to see Melinda's full set on Flickr.

Great work Melinda!

Friday
Oct042013

First Sketchnotes: Frank Edwards

Here are first sketchnotes from Frank Edwards, capturing Drayton Bird's on his 7-step formula for writing the copy for website landing pages.

Really like the use of a radiating shape with each section within one of the 7 sections, Frank!

Frank asks: can you spot the typo? :-)