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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.

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

How can I be showcased on Sketchnote Army?
Fill this form! It's as simple as that! We would love to feature your work.

Sketchnoter's Stories you may like

First Sketchnote: Marti Canipe

Here is Marti Canipe first sketchnote.

She wrote:

My very first sketchnote! I read The Sketchnote Handbook over winter break and decided to practice with TED Talks - picking one in Korean with subtitles was probably not the best choice, but I am still pleased with my first attempt.

You must be proud of this, Marti!

Good start, keep sketchnoting!

- Mauro





Melanesia travel sketchnotes: Gretchin Lair

Enjoy Gretchin Lair's sketchnoted travelogue about her travel in Melanesia.
She wrote:
I find sketchnotes to be more labor intensive but vastly more interesting to create and read later than a written travel journal. Sketchnotes help consolidate, reinforce and synthesize my memories of a place. I'd like to think I'm doing my part to prove you don't have to be an artist to create sketch notes.
Be sure to see all of the Gretchin's sketchnotes on her blog .
Very interesting, Gretchin!
- Mauro


A Thousand Words About Justice: Rob Merrill

A Thousand Words About... is Rob Merrill's project.

Today we feature  "A Thousand Words About Justice"

He wrote:

I'm using sketchnoting to track the theme of justice through the scriptures. I am combining a thousand words with an image to create a video to tell the story of justice.

It's good idea Rob!

Thank you for sharing with us.

- Mauro


The Sketchnote Workbook Featured Sketchnoter: Claudia Cerantola

Today's guest is Claudia Cerantola

1. Tell us when you first met Sketchnote/Visual art

Reading Chris Guillebeau's book The 100U$ Startup. The book was illustrated by Mike Rohde and as I loved the illustrations I searched on the web and I found out the Sketchnote Handbook, the community of sketcnoters and everything about the art of sketchnoting.

 2. How this impacted on your life/work/thinking?

I was in a period of transition in my personnal life and in my work so The Sketcnote Handbook appeard as the bright side in the middle of all this mess I was going throught. In his book Mike was so encouraging about sketchnoting even if they were not perfect that I started to draw and lost the fear of doing. From that day I started to do so many things that I wanted to do but was affraid that they were not perfect to be showed that I decided to start a blog and share all of them with no fear. The best way of improving is by doing and believe me, not everything is going to be awesome but it will help you to go forward.

3. Sketchnotes: digital or analogical? Why?

I only do analogical I never did digital ones so I can only say why I love the analogical experience. I like to draw on paper, the touch, the different textures every pen leave on it, the way it is going to age and you make mistakes that sometimes you cannot just erase and this forces you to be creative finding a way to "fix" it.

 4. Share a Sketchnote secret tip with us!

This is not a sketchnote tip but it can help someone. When I decided to write a "sketcletter" to Mike I tried to draw a picture of me. It was impossible to have a drawing that was even closer to what I look like. I didn't gave up, I took a photo and use a light table to do it. I didn't let it stop me from doing what I wanted to do. I'm practicing doing my "selfies" but I still have a lot of work to do.

 5. What future do you foresee for Sketchnote/Visual Arts?

Sketcheverything! I see sketcnotes everywhere, the new universal language, everybody is going to talk through sketchnotes!

 Bonus. The Sketchnote Workbook: can you tell us something about it?

It's an excellent book to inspire and encourage you to try sketchnotes and of course with all what you are going to learn you'll be able to create your own way of using it. Mike is a wonderful pedagogue and the book is very well organised to make you go through it very easily. It's a delightfull book that will become one of your favorite books, the ones that you like to read again and again because each time you learn something different.


We thank you Claudia for sharing with us.

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Laura Ribas webinar capture by Verity Harrison

Today we are happy to feature Verity Harrison's work.

She wrote:

This sketchnote is of a webinar by Laura Ribas, an amazing online coach based in Barcelona - she helps small businesses and entrepreneurs reach for the stars and achieve their goals.
I signed up for her "Dream Big Play Big" course, and this is my sketch note of the third session. I have a big graphic recording event coming up and I wanted to practice a bit as I have been doing a lot of straightforward design work lately. The other course participants have gone wild over it!!

I particularly love the shading and the use of frames.

So beautiful, Verity!

- Mauro