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The Productivity Sketchbook #16: Featured Resource - The Noun Project

Each week in the What to Draw section of this newsletter, I provide ideas for drawing different words. If you're looking for a word I haven't covered, you can find more ideas at The Noun Project.

Type a word into the search bar, and you'll get back a bunch of images and icons related to that word!

From what I understand, the site is meant to be a resource for designing icons for websites. But it can also be useful for Sketchnoting ideas.

I use The Noun Project to get ideas for the What to Draw section. However, I try to think of things that don't show up in the search results. This way I can provide even more useful ideas to help you with your Sketchnoting.

So if you're stuck trying to figure out how to draw something, give The Noun Project a try. And let me know if there are any words you'd like me to cover in the What to Draw section in the future.

Sketchnotes + Productivity

I've been using the Canvas feature in Obsidian to capture and organize my content ideas:

My Content Idea Bank in Obsidian Canvas

I'm keeping the organization a bit messy on purpose. I've tried and failed too often to impose a rigid structure. Idea capture is much more successful for me if I don't have to worry too much about where something goes. I want to get the idea down in writing, then be on my way.

Keep it simple. Say more with less.

How to Draw

Here's one of many ways to draw a tree:

How to Draw a Tree

What to Draw

Last week's word was Optimism

Here's the images I came up with:

This week's word is:


Sketch out what pops into your mind and share it in the comments below. As always, I'll be sharing my answers in the next issue!