So there is a great song by Tom Petty called „Learning to fly“ and I can really say that I have tried a lot of different things in my life, because I am very curious. But like flying there is one thing, that I will never ever learn: DRAWING!
I have tried a lot of times to get things right and get the correct proportions, but it seems to me, that – like flying – drawing is something I am not going to learn!
Stylus input vs. drawing
I use my stylus on my Surface Pro 3 everyday and as a mathematician I am used to sketch and annotate, but this is all far away from drawing. I consider my handwriting not that bad and I really like the use of the stylus to write and sketch matehamtical concepts in OneNote, but I seldom really draws things.
My brother is very talented in this kind of things and so I think, that all „drawing gifts“ has been given to him. I really admire his talent and style! See for yourself:
Flipchart-DrawingsAfter I saw some flipcharts made by a colleague and compared to mine I decided, I want to improve this kind of „drawing“. I think this illustrations are very powerful and helps the beholder to understand the topic and content better. I really love the „RSA-Animate styled“ Presentations and last year I saw a live-performance of great artists creating a comic-like wall of the teachmeet at the Bett-Show.
So I decided to start a learning experiment. Thanks to YouTube and other great online resources I am going to try to improve my note-taking. I want to get some kind of visual-Note-taking skills like shown in the video. I think this is very useful and powerful!
So here is my first try. Feel free to respond and criticize!
Made with Mischief
For this drawing I have used a wonderful new App called Mischief . You definitely have to check out this great tool (free trial!) if you have a pen-enalbed device like the Surface Pro 3. It is very simple and yet powerful. You can choose three different kind of drawing tools, all kinds of colors and it uses the pressure sensitivity of my Surface Pro -Stylus. It seems that the paint is running from the tip and it gives you a really natural flow. I am really considering buying the pro version…