We have TWO winners iPad minis! The competition was so close, the judges decided to award two winners! WHOO HOO! You can find out who they are on our Google Hangout. For all of the runners-up and special mentions, see our Youtube video: https://youtu.be/-ifiDVCdMl0
Thanks for rocking our world!
I LOVE color! And I cannot imagine my sketch notes without it! Here are some simple tips to using color in your sketch notes:
1) Use color to add highlights. When taking notes from a book, movie or lecture, highlight important vocabulary or quotes you want to remember.
2) Separators. I use color all the time to separate out important concepts. Color allows you to keep your picture in tact, but create barriers between important things that you want to remember, or pull out of your notes to highlight.
3) Texture and shading. We'll talk about shading more later, but using color will allow you to anchor your doodles to the page, give depth and add extra dimensions to your work.
4) Color can reveal meaning. Without using words, you can see that the man in the picture may have a dark side that you otherwise couldn't see. The book can open doors to unknown places, and the letter is an avenue for conversation!
5) Color also can be used to show direction. I love to use trails of long arrows to take my audience on a journey with me. With you use color this way, you don't need to write your notes in linear fashion!
Have fun this week adding color to your notes!
Extra tips: If you are using paper, colored pencils are a great starting place, as they don't bleed through the paper. Highlighters are also fun to use!
On an iPad or tablet, you can add a layer under your notes to add color! Adding color this way doesn't disturb the picture or notes you have already created.
Here are some sketching ideas I have for you this week. I have four things for you to practice: people, fonts, faces and icons.
People- find a style of person you like to draw. I make some easy ones for you to copy. Try making your stick people do things like jump, run, point, and more!
Fonts CHALLENGE- Choose a font that I started and finish the letters of the alphabet using the same style I began as a template.
Faces CHALLENGE- Can you create more faces? Share them with us so we can see what you did, and learn from you!
Icons CHALLENGE- Create an icon dictionary for your sketch noting. What other icons will you need for your core content areas? Language arts, math, science, social studies, etc.
Think of different layout styles that you can use for your sketchnotes. Try using various layouts with books, lectures, educational videos, cartoons...which style best fits each of those categories? Can you think of a style that I didn't use in the video?
Hello Rockers! Now that you've had some time to get the feel of sketching, how is your lettering coming?
I love fonts! I love to look through magazines, books, store fronts and billboards on various styles of fonts! I take pictures of lots of lettering! There have been many times I've taken pictures in stores of pictures- just to remember how they did their lettering!
Here's the challenge for this week:
Try to find 3 different font styles that you like (i.e. print, script, block) and use all three in your next sketchnote. Then, make sure you share it with us so we can celebrate your success!