VISCOM Sketchnotes Tip – Draw on Anything
Sketchnote skills work anywhere at any time with what is on-hand. Whiteboards, notebooks, sticky notes, name tags, etc. are the usual. What else is there?
Have you ever tried…
- Sidewalk Chalk. Great for a public temporary message on concrete, pavement, matte finish surfaces.
- Refrigerator Magnets. Draw on something then put a magnet on the back.
- Napkins. If you do this a lot, invest in better napkins. Ballpoint pens don’t bleed as much as permanent markers on napkins.
- Envelopes. Not just for shopping lists anymore. Add art to make it special before you mail it.
- Gift Wrap. Doll it up! Add art to plain gift wrap to send a special message with the present.
- Brown Paper Bags. Accessorize your lunch or repurpose it for wrapping paper.
- Bottles. Make it your own. Rember to mark the cap too.
- Red Drink Cups. Spot yours in a crowd! Keep a black permanent marker handy at a party and add art for your friends’ cups too.
- Tennis Shoes. Add fun to your shoes. Be sure to use permanent ink that won’t wash out with water. This works on any clothing too.
- Windows or Glass. Paint and opaque ink come off easily with a razor blade. Grease pencil works well on mason jars and other shiny surfaces.
Add more places to sketch…
- Mini Whiteboard. Keep in your backpack to practice drawing before using ink on your sketchbook.
- Whiteboard Desk. Cover your desk or kitchen table with a sheet of Melamine from the construction supply store.
- Whiteboard on Wheels. Take your whiteboard on a walk to the next meeting or event.
- 5×7 Sticky Notes. Upsize your sticky notes to the largest size. 5×7 with a quadrille grid or blank surface gives you room to draw more.
- Pocket Sketchbook. The smallest sketchbooks will fit into a pocket or bag to take along on your adventures.