When sketchnoting a book, do you take lots of notes along the way, or wait until you’ve finished reading and then go back to create some helpful visual summaries?
I’ve experimented with both approaches. I describe my read-the-whole-book-first process in this video: How to Sketchnote a Book.
Here are some previous videos in this series that you might enjoy checking out:
- “Antiracist” Defined with a Diagram
- Split-Screen Note-Taking on the iPad
- Custom Sketchnoting Brushes in Concepts
And here are a few examples of how the latest sketchnotes of individual chapters are coming together:
So far I’m enjoying how two-stage highlighting (yellow while reading, then go back and change to blue the specific ideas I want to sketch out) is helping me to focus on capturing just the most important ideas from each chapter.
If you enjoy any aspect of my note-taking process, try applying it on the next book that you read!
Free Sketchnoting Guide
Want to give sketchnoting a try but not sure where to start? Check out this sample of The Verbal To Visual Notebook:
That 100% hand-sketched notebook includes a set of prompts to help you put pen to paper and start sketching out ideas yourself.
You can get the free guide here.
Good luck with your next book sketchnotes!