I have never considered myself very artistic.
When I was in college, I had a mandatory fine arts requirement, that I fulfilled the last semester of my senior year at university.
My boyfriend, at the time, was also in the class, and I couldn't help but feel a bit of an imposter next to his amazing sketches.
Yet, in the end, I found that I could actually draw - I just couldn't draw from my head. I needed a model (not necessarily a nude one.)
Over the years, I have also come to realize that creativity isn't just about art, and that we all have the capability to create, if we allow ourselves to.
Those of you who follow me here, know that I am now into sketchnoting.
It's become a way for me to process information differently, and give visual summaries to my clients.
As Mike Rohde says, sketchnoting is about "IDEAS NOT ART."
My sketches are mostly 2 dimensional, with stick-figure people, and little icons to emphasize the words or idea that I am trying to highlight.
It's become a fabulous way for me to turn passive reading, into active synthesis and analysis, without a live audience (like graphic recording.)
If you don't have time to do your own sketchnoting, but would like to benefit from mine, you can find a collection of them in my digital shop on my website.
There is 1 sketchnote per chapter, as opposed to 1 sketchnote for the entire book.
So far, there are full collections for:
And pre-orders for:
Each note takes me about 20-30 minutes, so the pricing is reflective of that. The more chapters, the more sketch notes, and the more time and energy needed to create the collection.
If you are an author, and want to talk about collaborating on a sketchnote collection for your book, please message me and we can talk.
Image from : The Sketchnote Handbook by Mike Rohde.
Originally posted on LinkedIn with comments.
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I am Theresa Destrebecq.