WHAT IS #SKETCH50?
#SKETCH50 is 50 days full of inspiration to build your visual vocabulary and help you find success in visual note-taking. This year’s 3.0 version is taking a different approach than past years. We are providing you with the #Sketch50 3.0 Icon Grid. The grid is made up of SEVEN rows and SEVEN columns. Of the 49 squares on the grid, we are providing prompts 42 prompts. The remaining 7 squares are the sketcher’s choice of icon. We have even provided a place on the grid for you to draw your face as well as where you are from.
WHY 49 AND NOT 50?
To have a square grid, 49 is as close as we could get. You ACTUALLY get 51 if you count the box we give you to draw your face / sign your work AND the box to draw where you are from.
HOW DO I #SKETCH50?
WHO IS #SKETCH50?
WHAT ARE THE PROMPTS?
The #Sketch50 3.0 Icon Grid will be posted to this website starting March 27, 2019.
WHAT ARE LEVEL-UPS?
Level-ups are ways to expand your visual vocabulary by taking some of the icons from the grid and combine them into a full sketchnote. Level-up challenges will be released at various times over the 50 days.
DO I HAVE TO SKETCH DIGITALLY?
Nope! You can sketch with pencil/pen/paper or digitally with a tablet device, it’s your choice! Do whatever is comfortable for you. We will be providing the grid in two formats: PDF – a printer-friendly version; PNG – a high resolution image you can import into your sketching app of choice.
WHAT APP SHOULD I USE FOR SKETCHING?
There are many apps out there, and all of them are great in their own ways. Here are some that the Sketch50 team uses:
WILL THERE BE ANY GIVE-AWAYS THIS YEAR?
We are still working on that. Maybe.
HOW DO I SHARE MY #SKETCH50 DOODLES?
- If you are an analog sketcher, take a picture and share on social media using the hashtag #SKETCH50.
- If you’re a digital sketcher, you upload into the social media platform of your choice from your device.
- If you are a teacher using #Sketch50 with your students (and your school allows it), we would love to see the grids of your students.
DO I HAVE TO SHARE ALL MY DOODLES?
Nope! Share what you are comfortable with. It is about the process not making something pretty. We all have to model letting go of judgment and putting our work out there. Especially as educators, the more you model your process for students the more likely you will see students leaning into sketchnotes themselves.