Colouring Inside the Lines
Posted on April 7, 2013
Alexis Finch shares the intrinsic detail in the mind of a sketchnote artist.
I’ve struggled with this delicate balance: this decision that, because I love something, it is worth the time expended, that it is not wasted effort or a foolhardy selfishness. My process of sketchnoting — the visual recording of complex topics through words, images and metaphors — is a case study in seeking balance. Here’s the baseline fact: no matter how fast I can draw, recording a talk will still take at least the length of the talk. That is the simple, unequivocal truth. Unless the speakers speak less, I still have that chunk of time spent listening. Speed can only be found beyond the length of the talk itself.