Visual Vocabulary: Tools

As a sketchnoter, I consider the building of your visual vocabulary to be a lifelong effort. There are always new things to learn how to draw, and I find that to be exciting rather than daunting.

To support you in the growth of your visual vocabulary, I’ve been creating a series of videos in which I’ll show you how to draw a handful of icons around a specific topic.

Here that topic is tools. Check out the video above to see how each of these are drawn:

A few new elements to add to your visual vocabulary.

In addition to drawing new icons, I find it helpful to connect those icons to a handful of concepts, as you’ll see with the words surrounding each drawn image above.

If any of those visuals are new to you, I encourage you to practice them three or four times to start solidifying them in your muscle memory so that you can pull them out in a future sketchnoting session.

Free Sketchnoting Guide

Are you newer to sketchnoting and want to get some more practice with this skill?

Check out the free guide Getting Started with Sketchnoting:

Within that guide I share the full introduction and first 18 practice activities from The Verbal to Visual Notebook (the full notebook is included within all of our courses).

I hope you enjoy getting your feet wet.