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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