My First Attempt at Real-Time Graphic Recording: 2012 State of the Union

My first attempt at real-time graphic recording: The 2012 State of the Union

The graphic recorder sketch 2012 state of the union president obama

Real-time graphic recording is hard.  But fun.  There is no pausing of the tape.  No rewinding.  Just intense listening with an intent to keep up with the flow of information.  The graphic above is what I came up with while listening to President Obama’s State of the Union address last night.  There is plenty of room for improvement, but I think I’m hooked on this whole graphic recording thing.

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  4. I’m so glad you shared this. I’ve been trying to learn as much as I can about sketchnoting. I have a love of learning though (as opposed to actually doing). Of course, I read a lot about how important consistently actually sketchnoting in order to improve. But, on seeing my attempts, I really began to get discouraged because they were SO far from anything I was seeing online. This is a great sketchnote. Much better than my first. But, when I see how much more polished your work has become over time, it is easier for me to believe that I will get better eventually too!

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