Stylistic lettering accompanied by lines, arrows, and shapes may arguably be the fundamentals of basic sketchnoting. Sometimes the term “less is more” can apply to sketchnotes by using icons and conceptual objects to communicate the same thing as a sentence or bulleted list. … [Read more...]
Step 4: #Sketchnotes: Headers, Titles, Captions, and Speech Bubbles
Let’s face it; notes are notes because of the text. Sketchnote text is…well, your handwriting. Duh. Again, there are no rules to Sketchnoting. These are just tips and techniques I’ve come across or developed over the years. The rule I pose on myself for the two are: Text: headers, titles, … [Read more...]
Live Sketchnotes of Super Bowl 47
Planning a drawing by sketching it out in pencil first and finishing it in ink later is quite different than live sketching with a pen. I had been planning on sketching noting the Super Bowl, but my original plan was to take traditional notes first. After taking notes I was then going to grab … [Read more...]
What Are Sketch Notes?
Basically, sketchnoting is doodling while you're taking notes. I've been doing this ever since I got in trouble in the 2nd grade for drawing Dr. Seuss characters when I was supposed be taking a quiz. I've got a library of Moleskine sketch books littered all over the house today. I have one for … [Read more...]