Yukari Shingyouchi's Bento Box Lunch Sketchnote

Yukari Shingyouchi's Bento Box Lunch Sketchnote

I saw this bento box sketchnote from Japanese UI designer and sketchnoter Yukari Shingyouchi on Instagram and immediately asked her if she would share a little bit about it and her story. She offered a great description to go along with this fantastic sketchnote:


This sketchnote is my "bento" box lunch I brought when I went on a picnic to see cherry blossoms. I am a UI designer creating Voynetch.com. I like to draw illustrated journals and summaries of what I experienced or learned.

As a designer, I have been interested in different ways to describe information. About one year ago I met Mike's sketchnotes and his methods, then I wanted to be able to draw like him.

First I started sketchnoting with my old iPad Air and an inexpensive stylus pen, which I bought at a one dollar shop. Now I have a new iPad Pro and Apple Pencil!

While studying how to sketchnote, I realized that I needed to see more examples to get more inspiration, and also I needed my own gallery to stock my drawings grouped by category to shown them to others.

Therefore, I developed Voynetch.com, a website where everyone can upload their informative drawings and find other's great examples. Voynetch and my drawing activity cannot be separated. It gives to me, and I give to it.

Anyway, drawing a visual diary is big fun. It recalls what I enjoyed again and again while I am drawing. Only pleasant sights are inscribed in memories.

For example, only the beautifully cooked bento lunch sticks in the memory of the picnic although there were some unpleasant things actually - cooking was very hard work, and there was something that tasted so-so in the box.

For my fun and my career, I want to sketchnote more, and I will keep enjoying my happy sketchnote life. I really appreciate Mike for introducing the wonderful world to me.


To see more of Yuakri’s work, visit her beautiful sketchnote gallery!

Check out her work on Instagram and Twitter too.

Thanks for sharing your story, Yukari!

— Mike

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