Drawing people or faces in your sketchnotes can help humanize the information you’re capturing. You can draw faces or figures to represent people who are quoted or come up in the discussion. They’re a nice stepping stone in your sketchnoting process.
But here’s the thing: the people you draw don’t have to be complicated or lifelike! They just need to be recognizable as people. In fact, when someone tells me they can only draw stick figures, my immediate response is, “Great! Let’s get started!”
Drawing a person is as easy as combining a line, square and circle!
Draw a rectangle, then four lines—one from each corner. Draw a circle at the top of the rectangle, plus small circles at the end of each line. Ta-da! A person! Told you it was easy!