Using Graph Paper To Guide Your Writing And Drawing

When getting ideas out of your head and onto a page, there are times when it’s nice to have that page be fully blank, and times when you’d benefit from a bit of structure.

In this video I describe how I use both a blank-paged sketchbook and gridded paper when drawing images and writing words to be used in a conference program.

Using Graph Paper To Guide Your Writing And Drawing Full - Verbal To Visual Video - Doug Neill

This video is a follow-up to How To Digitize Your Sketchnotes.

Here are a few of the pages from the conference program:

CandE 2015 Ideas

CandE 2015 Sketching

And here’s a full PDF of the conference program that I helped to create, and here’s where you can check out the Candidate Experience Symposium.

How do you use grid paper when writing and drawing?

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Want To Dig Deeper?

If you’re new to the idea of sketchnoting and excited to develop more visual thinking tools, I think you’d enjoy our foundational course An Introduction To Visual Note-Taking.

If you’d like to make sketchnoted videos like the one you saw here, we’ve got a course for that too! Check out How To Make Sketchnote Videos.

And if you’re an educator interested in bringing visual note-taking into your classroom, check out Sketchnoting In The Classroom.