Practicing my Sketchnoting


The-Sketchnote-HandbookI haven’t gotten to practice as much sketchnoting as I had hoped to over the past couple weeks since reading Mike Rohde’s The Sketchnote Handbook, but last Friday I went to hear Marcus Borg and got to practice a bit. Our church partnered with some of the other progressive churches in town and brought Borg here this past weekend.

I did some sketchnoting in a meeting I was in last week as well, though I didn’t end up filling up the whole page, so didn’t take a photo of that one. I did get to draw a few icons and images in those notes, so it was some good practice.

This particular sketchnote is a little text/word heavy, and I’d like to work on incorporating more images and symbols into my notes. I’m going to go back through the book and practice some more of my basic drawing skills – that’s the real fun part for me. However, when I posted it on Facebook, I tagged Paul Soupiset – another amazing artist who does sketchnotes – and someone left this comment below:

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Ha. Someone thought that PAUL had drawn the sketchnote that I drew. I commented back and said that it was an amazing compliment for me, but not sure how Paul felt about it.

I’ve actually had a few people tell me they picked up a copy of Mike’s book and have been having a lot of fun with it, and have been practicing sketchnotes at various conferences they’ve been at recently. So, if you’re at all interested, I still highly recommend The Sketchnote Handbook.

Update: I watched Amanda Palmer’s “The Art of Asking” (not the Art of Happiness, like I thought when I sketched the title of the video on the note below) this morning and did another sketchnote. I think I’m kind of struggling with the drawing piece of this, but I’m having a lot of fun with it.


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