Last year I participated in several doodle challenges, including Sketch50. I wanted to learn how to draw basic shapes and learn to quickly draw basic sketches to represent ideas. Sketchnoting is now a booming business and strategy. I’m still learning, but I did learn so much and improved on my very rudimentary drawings, as evidenced in my Flickr Sketch50 album. I tend to use either paper/pencil or Sketchbook Pro.
So, why not learn more this year? And you can join too! We just started [see here at Sketch50 2.0].
How? Check here. Some tips:
- Follow @Sketch_50 on Twitter.
- Follow hashtag #Sketch50.
- Sketch with your kids with the #Sketch50Kids hashtag.
- Check the theme for the week and look at the Twitter feed for examples. Connect with others; ask questions.
- Lean into your growth mindset.
- Draw with paper/pencil/markers or use your device
- Just take five minutes– embrace imperfections: try
- Sketch and share– use social media to share with #sketch50
- Go at your own pace: the goal is a doodle a day, 5 days a week with a level-up bonus on weekends
- Your goal; your doodles; your learning: your growth mindset
- March 26 to May 16
Tweet from the Sketch50 Team:
Templates for paper version here.
Here’s the first week’s template:
And my first day doodle. 5 minutes. Banners.
I like uploading my images to Flickr and adding them to a Flickr Sketch50 album. You can look through those for the basics we learned last year, or try the archives [although Storify is closing down].
5 minutes a day.
Lean into your growth mindset.
See you at #Sketch50 !
Images by Sheri unless otherwise indicated above.
Geeky Gramma ~~
Retired Middle School Language Arts Teacher ~~
Writer and Thinker