Sketchnote Tip #1

When it comes to coloring, think “highlighter” not “coloring book.”

This means that when you color in areas, don’t color in spaces like you would a coloring book… inside all in the lines perfectly filling the space. Instead, use color like a highlighter, only coloring certain parts or sections. Here’s why:


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  • Coloring can be time-consuming. If you’re taking lecture-based sketchnotes, you need to work fast!


  • Coloring in full areas can look too heavy. Filling in too much color on your page will make your sketchnotes look visually busy and heavy. Keep things light and bright!