Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday Reads: The Sketchnote Handbook by Mike Rohde

On one of the notebook/planner groups I belong to, a woman posted this book and it immediately got my wheels turning.  The description basically sounded like doodling my notes instead of regurgitating lectures onto paper and I loved the sound of it. I ESPECIALLY loved the idea of it for journaling.  Next thing I knew - the book was in my Amazon cart and winging its way to my door. (I tellya - Amazon Prime really DOES make it too easy).

The book is filled with plenty of examples of sketchnotes - some easy to understand, some nearly unintelligible - but I found myself glossing over those pages because I knew this was going to end up being something specific to my own style and I wouldn't be copying someone else.

Because of the sheer number of examples - the book took me less than an hour to read.   I feel like it failed to hit the mark as an intructional guide, but it did work as an inspirational one.  I am now working to incorporate sketchnoting into my personal and work notebooks - even if it is just a little at a time.  I Just ordered the Sketchnote Workbook on DVD because I have a feeling it will go more in depth on practical application than I could get from a book.  Guess we'll see.

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