One Hour of Real-Time Sketchnoting

In most of my instructional videos about sketchnoting, the writing and drawing that you see is sped up so that it fits with the pace of my narration.

As much as I love that style of storytelling, those videos might give the wrong impression: that your sketchnoting has to be done quickly.

To show you what sketchnoting really looks like, I recorded my iPad screen while taking notes on this interview between Roxane Gay and Chase Jarvis.

I’m using the app Concepts for those notes, which is my go-to digital note-taking tool these days (here’s a video I made about that app – Concepts App: Infinite Canvas Mind Mapping).

I encourage you to use the time stamps that I share in the video to sync up the playback of my notes with the video of the interview!

You can sketchnote along with me, or just listen and watch to see what aspects of my sketchnoting process you might want to steal and use in your own work.

Here’s how the final sketchnote turned out:

My completed sketchnotes at the end of the hour-long conversation.

You can right click to open in a new tab if you’d like to zoom in.

I hope that it was helpful to see those notes come together from scratch!


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 sketchnoting session, and don’t be afraid to take your time.