Learning to sketchnote is a lot like learning to read. Remember how each new word added to your ability to read more quickly and more deeply? The same is true with sketchnoting. Each image that you add to your symbollary will allow you to sketchnote more proficiently.
Let’s start now building a beginning library. Do not spend more than 30 seconds to a minute creating an image for each word or phrase.
Draw the way you did as a child to represent the following words
Round 2, Adding to your symbollary, 10-20 minutes
- Move from here to there
- Melody or Tune
- Drop in
- Flowing water
- Run away
Round 3, Simplify, 20 minutes
After you have drawn a symbol for each word or phrase, go back and look at what parts of your drawing make up the ESSENCE of each symbol. What is the simplest way to represent the concept behind the word? Draw each of your NEW symbols now.