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?


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.