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Dealing with Mistakes

🎨🖌️ Embrace the idea of ”Happy Accidents”. I love the quote from painting teacher, TV personality, and beloved cultural icon Bob Ross: “We don’t make mistakes, we have ...
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What kind of paper do I use?

Thebest paper for sketchnoting is blank, white paper, held horizontally. Our brains often default to linear thinking, and lined paper encourages this approach. Blank paper gives you ...
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Sketchnoting Can Also be Called…

There are many related terms, and different people use them in different ways. The words “sketchnote” and “sketchnoting” were coined by the author of The Sketchnote Handbook, ...
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Use a Dedicated Sketchbook & Keep a Journal of Your Progress

📖 Try keeping a dedicated sketchbook just for your sketchnoting practice. Then you can carry it with you, go back to previous drawings and ideas, redraw and get ...
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What is so Important that I want you to know?

✍🏼 Sketchnotes are a tool for your personal learning—and that means that they only need to have meaning for you. Your sketchnotes may (and probably will) look entirely ...
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When Should You Use a Line or Arrow and When Should You Use a Container

🐔🥚This is a bit like the question, “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?”—it’s impossible to answer! All you really have to do is trust your ...
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When to sketchnote?

Once you learn to sketchnote, you may find yourself wanting to do it all the time! And that’s amazing! Sketchnoting isn’t just for classes and meetings. Here are some other ...
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You Absolutely Can Draw a Straight Line, and Here’s How:

I learned this technique from a watercolor artist who suggested that you use your arm, not your wrist, to draw a straight line.  ✏️Hold your pencil and ...
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The most common question I get asked: Did You Run Out of Space?

This can happen and it gets easier to avoid the more you practice. Here are some strategic things you can try to help make everything fit next ...
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