One of the hardest aspects of this practice is putting it into practice. Take the elements you've learned so far and apply them methodically. Start with a frame (or visual metaphor), pre-sketch the outline, then fill it in with your notes.
Gather all the elements you've learned
In the modules section, we learned three concepts:
Visual alphabet to build your icon library
Framing your ideas and organizing the story
Each of these elements combine together to create a visual sketch of your ideas.
Add a visual metaphor or frames into your sketch
Use a basic framework or metaphor as your go-to in the near-term. Simply bucketing your page into sections helps create organization. From there, you can fill in your content, notes, and sketches. As you progress in your journey, this will come to you naturally and you'll be able to create dynamic sketches on the fly.
Practice, practice, and practice more
The best way to build this practice is to just do it and continue to do it until you get better. The first sketch will not come out well but the next one will be a step better and so on.
Sketchnote Handbook by Mike Rohde The Doodle Handbook by Sunni Brown