Spending a very relaxing evening… “met mintnopjes’ can really keep this up for hours, blogging, reading, watching, drawing, tweeting, … on the couch with my favorite screens..
How do you make them.. ? Why do you make them..? How long does it take..? Many have approached me to aks these questions. So I have decided to write a post to try and explain. Sketchnotes, the making of..
The why is easy, my notes have always been in sketches, quotes and nodes to make connections or draw relations. It makes me remember things more easy. When it proofed helpful to others I simple gave some more attention to them so that others would be able to read them as well.
The how takes a bit more explaining. They are not just sketches, neither just notes. A sketchnote takes me as long as the speaker is talking. I listen to the story and make it my own. My interpretation and all what I pick up while listening will appear on paper.. In every sketchnote I usually pick up on insights or relations. I sometimes even relate outside the speakers story, just because this is how my mind works. In a way every sketchnote is my version of a blogpost of a presentation all wrapped up in one drawing.
I enjoy making sketchnotes when passionate speakers speak about things I relate to. So web and social media is my favorite subject. I relate and understand this. So I can make connections and insights. Sketching The Wext Web ’09 in Amsterdam was a great thing to do. And judging on Boris’s Flickr stats (where my skethcnotes where posted) –as well as my own– other enjoyed them too! I’ll just keep on sketchnoting, hoping others will keep enjoying them. So that one day, I’ll be the official sketchnoter for Leweb in Paris. Or other big influential conferences. Making me a very happy sketching @wilg!
Went to the local memorial today.. May 4th 2009. Just to be silent with others. Watching listening always feels special.
Lazy sunday.. been drawing in the sun in Amsterdam.. sun on my face.. finishing and posting with the mac on my lap also in the sun.. on the couch. Love these days of nothing and sun in my moleskine.
One of the things I love about Amsterdam.. when the sun is out people come out to relax and enjoy.. sitting, drinking, talking. On the tiniest pieces of grass wherever available. Air filled with city sounds and light happy chatter.
Normal day.. normal view from the car n the Keizersgracht.. attention drawn by a lonely bike on the bridge normally swamped with bikes..
Sitting in the sun on a terras at the Bosbaan ..
Watching two eldery women dozing of.. waking up… enjoying talking, watching..
After three days of conference and excellent parties last week, it is time to look back. Luckily there are some very good posts that provide an inspiring overview that you shouldn’t miss.
links to several articles; Contentgirls
the next web by quotes; @timanrebel
and my own overview in sketchnotes:
The sketchnote illustrating this article I made for an article in “de Volkskrant”
The most beautiful sunny day in Amsterdam.. the Balie filling up with laughter on unconference day. The current web giving the stage to several speakers.. stacking mac’s alongside the speakerdesk…
Telia Sonera with the opt in censorship solution for the grey area’s. 7load (the guys from the flutter video) alerting us on the importance of measurement. The basis of advertising..we need to find new solutions. Insites , trying to give new insights on shopper behaviour through connected market research. Current, with a awesome prezi presentation on active engagement, we need to reach out. After a break with beer in the sun. Werner Vogel and Khris Loux took the stage: