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Friday
Dec122014

First Sketchnotes: Luis Gonzaga

 

 

This is Luis Gonzaga's first sketchnote with his whimsical interpretation of the Sketchnote Creation process.

Good start! Keep going, Luis.

- Mauro

 

Thursday
Dec112014

The Sketchnote Workbook featured Sketchnoter: Ben Norris

Today's guest is Ben Norris

Bens's bio on Twitter say:

Sketchnoter, wireframer, supporter, designer at @balsamiq. Reader, piano player, Mormon, husband, and father in life.

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

I have taken visual notes for most of my life, but in 2009, through Twitter, Dan Roam introduced me to Eva Lotta-Lamm and an online talk she gave about sketchnotes. I realized there was a word for what I had been doing! And it was ok to do at work! It was a liberating and exhilarating feeling.

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

Learning to better express myself visually, and to process information quickly is invaluable. I find myself hearing a thought or phrase and wondering how I would represent it in pictures. Sketchnoting has really enhanced the way I learn and remember things.

3. Sketchnotes: digital or analogical? Why?

I started out strictly analog, but have transitioned over to digital. I love the feel and experience of pen on nice paper, but the convenience and ease of sharing with digital sketchnotes is winning out for me. I use an iPad with the Paper app and Pencil stylus from 53, and have really loved it.

 4. Share a Sketchnote secret tip with us!

The secret to drawing a long straight line is to trace over it a couple times. That will add some visual weight, but also lets you correct many of the flaws in the line so that it looks good. You can use this trick with large lettering as well to keep things symmetrical and evenly proportioned.

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

This field is only going to grow. As more and more people realize that innate drawing skill is not required, it is going to catch on like wildfire. We are inherently visual creatures, and are drawn to simple pictures. When a sketch is rough, but still captures and conveys ideas quickly and simply, it has real power.

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

The Sketchnote Workbook is a fantastic resource for taking your sketchnoting to the next level. I definitely recommend starting by mastering the concepts in The Sketchnote Handbook, and then use the Workbook for inspiration to help you continue to grow and develop.

 

We thank you Ben for sharing with us.

You can find more about him and his works on:

Website: bsn.io

Wednesday
Dec102014

Sketchnoting Books: Kate Wing

An example about how Kate Wing sketchnotes the books she read.

She write:

I'm working my way through a pile of 'books I keep meaning to read' and practicing my sketchnoting as I go. This is much denser than anything I'd do on a wall for a group, but I liked the challenge of capturing my takeaways in a very limited amount of space (though I did cheat into the neighboring page a bit).

It's not cheating, Kate, you just had lot's of Ideas!

- Mauro

 

 

Tuesday
Dec092014

The Sketchnote Workbook featured Sketchnoter: Sacha Chua

Today's guest is Sacha Chua

Sacha's bio on Twitter say:

Emacs geek, sketchnote doodler, and experimenter-at-large

The Sketchnoted Interview

Here is how Sacha decided to answer our questionnaire!

Enjoy

 

We thank you Sacha for sharing with us.

You can find more about her and her works on:

Website: http://sachachua.com/

Tuesday
Dec092014

The Sketchnote Workbook featured Sketchnoter: Tyra van Mossevelde

Today's guest is Tyra van Mossevelde

Tyra's bio on Twitter say:

Infographics, duurzaam.

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

While searching for a new design project I stumbled upon a call for a live sketchnoter. ‘That would be a wonderful day job’ I thought, so I started practicing on TED talks and live presentations.

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

Although it didn’t become my day job, I still use the skills I learned. When things get complicated I always start drawing. It’s also a good method to explain and discuss things with other people.

3. Sketchnotes: digital or analogical? Why?

I like to draw on an iPad mini because it’s much easier to rip out the pages.

 4. Share a Sketchnote secret tip with us!

If you can’t draw an idea or a story, then you know the idea or the story isn’t plausible. That’s the moment you start asking questions to get things clear.

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

If you want to join the world of sketchnotes, this is a nice place to start.

 

We thank you Tyra for sharing with us.

You can find more about her and her works on:

Website: www.mosgroen.nl