Baby steps

Baby steps - student project

I'd sort of started sketchnoting books and articles on index cards, but it wasn't a steady thing. I'm starting a small blog now and I want to become better at it. Especially since I noticed that my index cards were more and more full of text. Hence this course.

Lesson 1 taught me: fluid writing is faster, I should practice to write more clear (thanks for the resources!). Also: I have spacing issues.

Baby steps - image 1 - student project


Lesson 2 gave me the faces epiphany. Generally useful!

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Then I sketchnoted an unsketchnoted part of the course about listening and capturing content...

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worked on spacing...

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... and found a TED talk to sketchnote... which turned out to be a passionate spoken word-poem-like talk about teachers. It went very quick and listened to it 4-5 times and got very frustrated. The page was very ugly. But ok. That's learning (I'm in education too). Unfortunately, I didn't take a picture.

I let it sit for a week and then went back to my sketchbook. Looking over what I had made, I saw a story-line. So I improved on the original sketchnote a bit with extra text and lines and colour.

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And made a second version. Still far from where I'd like to be, but I feel good about it for the moment.

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