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.