Sketchnote Lesson: Metaphors (October 24, 2013, 3) - A fun way to build your visual vocabulary is to explore metaphors and clichés. While you should minimize the use of clichés in writing, they frequently show up in speech, and drawing them can make your sketchnotes more visually interesting.
Here’s a sampler of metaphors based on an exercise I did in the Rockstar Scribe class.
Visual metaphor: Danger (May 2, 2012, 0) -
This is part of my Visual Metaphors series. Like it? Suggest other terms you’d like to see!
Sketchnotes: Building my visual vocabulary (March 12, 2013, 3) - Okay, I’ve figured more stuff out in terms of expanding my visual vocabulary! =) Here’s my current workflow.
Pick up different ways to draw things by analyzing other people’s sketchnotes
Get faster at drawing things through practice
Develop a visual dictionary of words and images
Draw my own versions and organize them for easy reuse
I get a lot of
Visual thinking: build your visual library (October 17, 2013, 0) - I’ve written about my process for breaking down inspiring sketchnotes and building a visual dictionary/thesaurus. Tom suggested that I put together an Evernote shared notebook where I can share examples with you. Since I can’t share my main visual library because it uses snippets of other people’s sketchnotes, I’ve been slowly building up a visual
Monthly review: March 2012 (April 22, 2012, 0) - By golly, I’ve been remiss with monthly reviews. None since November – can that be right? Back to writing these!
March was my first full month as a business owner. Consulting is solid and good. I’ve also started doing illustration.
I like this. There are tons of things to learn, and it’s