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Dave’s story – the final instalment!

Dave’s story – the final instalment!

It's time for the fifth and final instalment of Dave Fardoe's story on how he used simple graphics to deal with his feelings and chart his story following a sudden change in life circumstances. Missed the previous instalments? You can read them here:Article 1 Out of...

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Sketchnote: 10 Ways to Look After Your Mental Health

Sketchnote: 10 Ways to Look After Your Mental Health

Lots of you commented on how how much you enjoyed seeing my Three Ways The Brain Creates Meaning sketchnote a few weeks back, so I thought I’d share another sketchnote with you today. This time the topic is mental health. Here I share with you some tips I gleaned from...

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Video: How to draw an elephant

Hello and welcome to this week’s Tuesday. Today I’ve done something for the first time ever. I recorded a ‘How to Draw’ video on my iPad. Yes, this week we’re learning how to draw...an elephant. Have you ever sensed an elephant in the room? Wondered if you should call...

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Guest Post: Good Days, Bad Days

Guest Post: Good Days, Bad Days

This week it's time for our fourth article by Dave Fardoe in our 'Simple Graphics as Therapy' series. Click here to find out what happened last time) The first walks were ok, I got my feet and pushed on, it went well.... Back home it was a huge relief to be out of...

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Sketchnote: Three ways the brain creates meaning

Sketchnote: Three ways the brain creates meaning

As I continue to learn, develop and tweak my digital drawing workflow and style this week I thought I’d share with you a recent sketchnote I did of a Ted talk given by Tom WUJEC in 2009 entitled ‘Three Ways The Brain Creates Meaning’ 1. Ventral Stream - this is the...

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Three quick ways to add drawings to your presentations

Three quick ways to add drawings to your presentations

Perhaps you've seen someone drawing live and thought 'I can never do that'. (Tip: You can) Or maybe you've thought about turning your PowerPoint presentations into a series of hand drawn flipcharts and just never got round to it.  Well here are three quick ways you...

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Guest Post: Learning to walk again

Guest Post: Learning to walk again

This week it's time for our third article by Dave Fardoe in our 'Simple Graphics as Therapy' series. Click here to find out what happened last time)  ...been given a quadruple bypass – I’d been told to expect a triple.  What the hell!!?? I woke up attached to lines...

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What to do when you don’t know what to draw

What to do when you don’t know what to draw

Ever feel that you'd like to do some drawing but you just don't know where to start? In my experience people can have a tendency to approach drawing with a strong desire to 'get it right'. And it's exactly this kind of rigidity, of pressure that can put the brakes on...

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Drop shadows in lettering

Drop shadows in lettering

Have you ever decided to add dimension and appeal to your lettering by adding a shadow effect only to ask yourself, ‘Hang on, where does the shadow fall on the S?’ If you have, you’re not alone.  Last week as part of Heather Martinez’s Level Up Your Lettering course...

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