News & Updates: 31 Day Proverbial Sketchnote Challenge


Posted: Tuesday, August 1, 2017

This past May I took part in a self-initiated challenge. The challenge was to illustrate a verse (or two) from one chapter of the Book of Proverbs every day. The illustration would correlate with day and chapter (i.e. so, May 1 one would be a verse from chapter 1, May 2 a verse from chapter 2, so on and so forth until May 31).

I am pleased to say that for the most part I was able to do it! I had a few hiccups in that I got back-logged by a day or two — I realized after the fact that May is ALWAYS a busy month; you have Mother’s Day, graduations, weddings, etc.

So even though I didn’t do it daily for 31 days straight, I DID complete the challenge with only a few lapses. By the end of it I had enough content to produce a short book. I created a resource that people who were interested in making the principles outlined in the Book of Proverbs more memorable and applicable to daily life.

Here is the first sketchnote of my challenge.

The challenge was to complete each page (single illustration) in one day, so there wasn’t a lot of hemming and hawing in trying to create the perfect illustration, but rather to convey an idea quickly and easily so the thoughts and concepts that were conveyed were universal.

In the posts to come I will share a little bit of why I chose each proverb specifically. I will also share some of the illustrative and design choices in each piece. There are always design challenges when creating anything — things that work and things that didn’t (there are always things you wish you had done differently) and I will be sharing those thoughts too.