Pencil Me In

Pencil Me In

Working with Pictures was so well received, I decided to do a “real” book.  Eight months later (a.k.a. wednesday)  I sent it to the copy editor and interior designer to give it the old spit and polish. Clever Kate Rutter…

Drawing Books

Drawing Books

I usually try to write up the books I read each year. This year I apparently read 250, according to goodreads. Hmm.  I’m going to make it more palatable by doing it in themed groups. Here are the drawing books….

Alphabets and Logographs

Alphabets and Logographs

When I first got into Visual Thinking, I came across a core concept that no one agreed on: visual alphabets.   Here is the one put together by Austin Kleon, Dave Gray and Sunni Brown at a SXSW one day….

How to Make a Concept Model

How to Make a Concept Model

Originally published in Boxes and Arrows May 6th, 2014. I realized recently I never published this here, on my blog. I also realized I’ve never written up the thing that prompted the model I wanted to build. hmmm…  I can draw….

A Joy Project

A Joy Project

Last spring, a class I was going to teach got cancelled because of a scheduling mixup. I got back six hours a week of teaching time, and I realized that six hours would soon get eaten up by something. So…

A Library of Visual Thinking

A Library of Visual Thinking

Over the last two years, I’ve deeply committed to working visually. I’ve sketchnoted talks, used visual stories to innovate, and taught a few hundred people to do the same. Over and over I have found this approach improves both quality,…

Resources for Drawing Ideas

Resources for Drawing Ideas

A few months back, I started a journey.  As a painter, I was confident in my ability to draw. Yet I struggled with rendering diagrams.  That journey is documented in my article, How to Make a Concept Model.  But as…