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Monday
Nov302009

NaNoDrawMo '09 Sketchnotes: Completed!

I've successfully completed the challenge of NaNoDrawMo (National November Drawing Month) as dreamed up by Steven Frank.

According to Steven:

Loosely defined goals are: 50 individual works/drawings produced between Nov 1 and Nov 30. Extra points if they work together to tell a story or otherwise share an overall theme (people you know, people you saw on the bus, etc).

Participants were to draw 50 images in November, post the images to Flickr, join and submit them to the NaNoDrawMo Flickr group. You can also keep track with a NaNoDrawMo Twitter search.

I was a bit crazy for doing a project where I had to create 1.67 sketchnotes in my Moleskine sketchbook each day, but hey, life is short and I was able to just pull it off.

Here are all 51 sketchnotes:

NaNoDrawMo 2009 - 1/50 - Circus NaNoDrawMo 2009 - 2/50 - Ideas
NaNoDrawMo 2009 - 3/50 - There's an App For That!NaNoDrawMo 2009 - 4/50 - Attention Span
NaNoDrawMo 2009 - 5/50 - Pity The Fool!NaNoDrawMo 2009 - 6/50 - Trailblazer or Dancing Monkey?NaNoDrawMo 2009 - 7/50 - Stuff Burdens My SoulNaNoDrawMo 2009 - 8/50 - Clay ShirkyNaNoDrawMo 2009 - 9/50 - Van GoghNaNoDrawMo 2009 - 10/50 - Newman-Clature!NaNoDrawMo 2009 - 11/50 - Cheap Watches!NaNoDrawMo 2009 - 12/50 - Really Living?NaNoDrawMo 2009 - 13/50 - KeVRoN
NaNoDrawMo 2009 - 14/50 - Cafe HollanderNaNoDrawMo 2009 - 15/50 - Make Something Happen!NaNoDrawMo 2009 - 16/50 - No Cure for MondaysNaNoDrawMo 2009 - 17-25/50 - Nine FacesNaNoDrawMo 2009 - 26/50 - Blooaughh!NaNoDrawMo 2009 - 27/50 - Drawing is How I ThinkNaNoDrawMo 2009 - 28/50 - Hubert JochamNaNoDrawMo 2009 - 29/50 - Buffalo BillNaNoDrawMo 2009 - 30-35/50 - 6 FacesNaNoDrawMo 2009 - 36-42/50 - Hat GalleryNaNoDrawMo 2009 - 43/50 - What is my iPhoneNaNoDrawMo 2009 - 44-50/50 - Things on My DeskNaNoDrawMo 2009 - 51/50 - Nathan's Christmas Tree

The 51st sketchnote is by my 7 year old son Nathan, who joined the fun. :-)

See my NaNoDrawMo Sketchnotes Set on Flickr.

Hope you've enjoyed them as much as I have.

Reader Comments (6)

I really love all the hand-drawn, block-lettered text. That is cool!
November 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBri Lance
Thanks for the kind words Bri! I have another 40 to go by the end of November, so you'll get more. :-)
November 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMike Rohde
These would work well as designs on t-shirts - brilliant!
November 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarsha Keeffer
Thanks Marsha! I was actually kicking around shirts and maybe limited-edition, signed silkscreen posters. What do you think of that idea?
November 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMike Rohde
I love the whole style of sketchnote but take my hat off to you for pulling 50 amazing pieces from i don't know where. My favorite is buffalo bill. I failed at the nanawrimo this year, i like the concept of nanodrawmo a bit more.

Fantastic stuff Mike!
December 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPaul
Paul, thanks! Not sure where they came from myself but they were a blast to do!
December 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMike Rohde

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