Sketchnote Tip #3: Know your inks!

Sketchnote Tip #3: Know your inks!

Stop the bleed: Know your inks! Have you ever used a black pen to write, then gone over it with a colored marker and the black ink smeared everywhere? This called ink “bleeding” and it’s really frustrating! If you want to prevent this, you have to...
Sketchnote Tip #2

Sketchnote Tip #2

Write for stacking! Adjust your ascenders and descenders. The “descender” is the part of the letter that goes below the baseline. Think the “tail” of the lower case y, g, j, and q. The “ascender” is the tall “stem” that...
Sketchnote Tip #2

Sketchnote Tip #1

When it comes to coloring, think “highlighter” not “coloring book.” This means that when you color in areas, don’t color in spaces like you would a coloring book… inside all in the lines perfectly filling the space. Instead, use...
Better Sketchnote Layouts: 3 Tips

Better Sketchnote Layouts: 3 Tips

A common problem I hear from many of the Sketchnote Academy students is this: “I don’t know how to fill the page! Creating a layout is hard.” I get it! Even though I’ve been sketchnoting for years, I don’t perfectly fill my pages every time. Here are a few tips to...