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Sketchy Ideas #35 - remove the excess and watercolour sketchnotes
Welcome back to Sketchy ideas. And I know what you're thinking "Is this newsletter moving from Revue?" Well just as Twitter isn't dead yet, neither is this newsletter.
Find the statue in the block of stone
I was reminded of this idea in last week's sketchnote army podcast with Kate Rutter. She shared that her website's name was inspired by this concept.
Personally, I've found this a powerful mindset for creativity.
Instead of trying to find the right idea, I make a bit of a mess of ideas and then find the best parts from the mess. It's the ultimate "beat the blank page" solution.
A watercolour sketchnote
Back at the Sketchnote Camp in Lisbon I tried Urban Sketching for the first time.
The basic idea: go out and sketch a scene, trying to capture how it feels as well as how it looks (typical with pen, paper and some watercolours or brush pens).
It's a lot of fun and a real challenge plus it can feed your visual note taking creativity. Like travel journals or, in this case, a sketchnote with watercolour (like?) colours.
I particularly love the portrait which has a real Quentin Blake feel to it.
See you next week
I might be a bit delayed with next week's edition as I'll be flying to India for a work trip, but I'll share it as soon as I can after.