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The Sketchnote Workbook Update 4 - I Need Your Sketchnotes!

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I'm taking a break from writing to ask of you all a favor: 

I need your sketchnotes!

Don't worry about your drawing skills, 11424788096 4d24e20501 n because I want to encourage all levels of sketchnoters with the book.

Chapters I'm writing now will require sketchnote samples, to show readers what the end results can look like.

I have samples of my own, but want a wider variety, just like the variety of work used in The Sketchnote Handbook.

Sketchnotes I Need

Here are the sketchnotes I need for the Workbook:

  • Idea Generation - Using sketchnotes to generate and capture ideas you have for writing, building things, design, whatever you are creating.
  • Idea Mapping - Sketchnotes that show ideas mapped out. Maybe you've mapped out a writing project work projects, your life plan, etc..
  • Planning - Sketchnotes you've used to create a task list, plan a project (large or small), plan a vacation or even your garden layout.
  • Idea Documentation - Any sketchnotes you've created to capture a recipe, a series of steps in a process are great. Brewing coffee, baking a pie, etc.
  • Travel - Using sketchnotes to document your travel experiences and vacations. Sights you've seen, daily activities and so on.
  • Food & Drink - Sketchnoted meal, coffee or tea experiences, like coffee cupping are great. I would love to see a wide variety of food choices.
  • Movies - Watch your favorite film and sketchnote details like the characters, plot, setting, conflict and resolution, your observations, etc.
  • TV Shows - Capture the details of your favorite TV show episodes. Map out characters as you watch to see how their character develops over time.
  • Sporting Events - Sketchnoting competition, like the Olympics, a baseball, hockey, soccer, basketball or football game, noting key plays, final score, etc.
  • Music - Capture the feeling you have listening to or watching your favorite music. Sketchnote the band members, lyrics, the tracks played, etc.

I Want Your Existing Sketchnotes

Have sketchnotes in the categories bellow? Great! submit them.

Create New Sketchnotes

Want to create new sketchnotes for the book? Great! I need new ones too.


Specs for existing or new sketchnotes you're submitting:

  • Must be your own original work.
  • Must be G-rated because lots of kids will read this book.
  • All drawing quality sketchnotes are acceptable! I want variety.
  • Must be a sketchnote. Both text and images used together. It can be more text or more images, but must use both text and images together.
  • Can be black and white or color. Be aware that the final art will be printed in black and gray. Colors can be adapted nicely to grays in Photoshop.
  • Low res scans or photos are OK. I'll need high res if chosen.
  • If chosen, I will have a usage document for you to sign and return.

DEADLINE: Submission deadline is March 15th. Sooner is always better!

Submit Your Sketchnotes!

Reader Comments (9)

Hi, you can see my sketchnotes on my Twitter account @JeffMarshall2

I am a secondary school teacher who started sketchnoting a year ago.

February 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJeff Marshall
Hi Mike - should they be drawn sketchnotes or can they be digital, most of what i do is on iPad - does that interest you at all? Here is a link to my flickr set:
I have referenced your book with every workshop I have run - everyone says how helpful it is!
Hope to hear from you, Nicki
February 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNicki Hambleton
Must be in english?
February 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKristine Neckelmann
@Jeff - I will have a look!

@Nicki - Digital is OK!

@Kristine - English not required, but most samples will likely be that.
February 24, 2014 | Registered CommenterMike Rohde
Hi Mike, many things come to mind, but the one set of sketchnotes I'd really like to see featured in your book, are these I made about the Libyan media landscape. I'd say they kind of fall halfway in the idea generation and idea mapping categories, as I was mapping out somebody else's research in order to generate ideas for a graphic rendering of this research.

pt. 1:
pt. 2:
pt. 3:

February 28, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJulian
Thanks Mike! here are some of my sketch notes in spanish here in the link below:

I think I will make a new one in english for the book, hope you like it!
March 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKristine neckelmann
Julian, these are good for consideration - adding them to my list! Thanks!

Kristine, I will add these to my collection for review - thanks!
March 3, 2014 | Registered CommenterMike Rohde
Here are a few from me! Enjoy! Let me know if you need high res scans.
March 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJoshua Jacobs
Thanks Joshua!
March 14, 2014 | Registered CommenterMike Rohde

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