Sketchnote Lessons: Banners and ribbons (August 1, 2013, 2) - Banners and ribbons are a quick way to emphasize parts of your drawing. Instead of drawing the banner and then trying to fit the text into it, try drawing the text first and then drawing the banner around it. Here’s a step-by-step example.
1. Draw the text with plenty of space around it
2. Draw a box
Drawing with my tablet (August 28, 2010, 2) -
Drawing with my new tablet PC is lots of fun. Instead of being stuck in the basement or near a table large enough to hold a laptop and a regular tablet, I can draw pretty much anywhere – like the couch where Neko loves to nap.
There are plenty of drawing programs for tablets.
Practising drawing: variations on a theme (October 26, 2011, 0) -
You need to doodle your way through lots of faces until you get the hang of drawing them the way you like them. I haven’t quite figured them out yet, but I’m getting there. Minor variations on a theme help me understand things better. This must be why there are lots of classical music pieces
Sketches: What index cards are teaching me about drawing (January 23, 2011, 2) - I resolved to spend less time writing and more time drawing. Today was difficult. I had too many stories to tell, too many thoughts to catch.
My thoughts flitted about, escaped. Drawing was frustrating. I felt inarticulate. And yet, slowly, I started to be able to breathe with it.
But then, an afternoon later, I found myself
Six ways I’m learning how to get better at drawing sketchnotes (March 26, 2012, 2) -
Joel wanted to know if I could share any tips on kickstarting and continuing sketching practice, so I thought about my process for getting better at drawing. Here it is!
Collect inspiration: With the growing popularity of sketchnotes and visual communication, there are plenty of great examples on the Net. I like checking out Sketchnote Army