Over 100 people signed up for Tuesday’s Vizthink “Visual Note-taking 101” webinar put on by me, Sunni Brown, Mike Rohde, and moderated by Dave Gray (with great support from Ryan Coleman and Chris Pascucci…thanks, guys!)
It was a rad way to spend 3 hours: I taught the first section called “But I Can’t Draw!” that tried to get people thinking about drawing as building or collage using a simple alphabet (line, point, circle, square, triangle). We learned to draw stick figures and faces…oh, it was good fun. AND I found out that I really, really love teaching: what could be better than sharing your passion with eager students?
Here are a couple of screengrabs from my session:
UPDATE: Here’s a short version of my “How To Draw Faces” activity:
I drew live in Sketchbook Pro during Mike and Sunni’s presentation, and here are the results:
Mike Rohde’s Sketchnoting presentation
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Map of Sunni Brown’s, “The Art of Listening” presentation
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Here are two thrilling shots of me in action:
And here’s my webinar setup:
Mike has a good recap that pretty much covers everything that went down, including notes from my section and notes from the awesome participants, and Sunni has posted her tips on listening for graphic recording and visual note-taking.
I also highly recommend checking out the notes tagged viznotes on Flickr and all the great Twitter chatter about the event.
(And for fun, go see Rob Court‘s cartoon of my dog Milo, who started whimpering about 2/3 of the way through.)
You can see two little slideshow excerpts from my presentation: “The Battle Between Pictures and Words” and “Anatomy of a Mind Map”
And be sure to check out VizThink!
jonny goldstein says
I liked your idea of drawing as collage of a few basic elements. Been having fun with that approach since the webinar.
Austin Kleon says
Jonny – Glad that idea has been working for you: when I think of EVERYTHING as collage it’s a huge help to me when approaching my work….
DIg this quote:
Austin Kleon says
Sarah Mitchell has a wonderful post up about her experience in the webinar:
And I don’t think I ever posted this from Colleen Wheeler:
And a comment by @lynneux: