If you’re looking for a way to build your sketchnoting skills in a low pressure setting, while also creating an archive of memories that you can look back on, then I encourage you to start keeping a sketchnoting journal.
Here I’d like to share with you some entries in my own sketchnoting journal, to give you a sense for how you might use the constraints of one idea per page to build your skills and capture memories you’ll enjoy revisiting.
I hope you enjoy these examples:
Ready to create something similar yourself?
Here are the tools that I use for that sketchnoting journal:
I ended up making some follow-up videos connected to a few those single ideas:
- My Sketchnoting Toolkit
- Whiteboard Animation Workflow
- Project-Based Sketchnoting: Build Your Skills with a Side Quest
- Essentialism by Greg McKeown – A Visual Summary
I encourage you to start your own sketchnoting journal and try to capture just one idea per day, from whatever source catches your attention.
Use those entries as an opportunity to practice your sketchnoting skills and experiment with new formats.
What you’ll end up with is an archive of memories – snapshots of your day-to-day life that you’ll enjoy looking back on.
Want to dig deeper into the development of your own sketchnoting skills?
Check out our library of online courses:
Here’s a great place to start: An Introduction to Visual Note-Taking.
You can explore the full course library here.