Let’s start this advent calendar with Mauro. let’s follow the order of my discovery. Mauro Toselli is also a keystone of the Sketchnoting community, so he is well placed in first position.
I notice Mauro appear in my Twitter feed around 2015. Someone retweeted his work. He was sharing pictures of a long walk in the mountains somewhere in the North of Italy. He was sharing picture of a solitary walk. At that time I was not interested in Sketchnotes but drawings and walks yes. I was also following the travels of @snowded for the same reasons. I was hiking in the mountains through their eyes.
He was also sharing sketches of recipes with pasta. That’s our second shared interest.
And he’s in IT, I’m too.
I followed him, always on Twitter, for his 100 days challenge #The100DayProject. I started to be seriously interested.
— Mauro Toselli (@xLontrax) February 14, 2016
He made a book from this work. I bought it at once. It was the first book that got me back into drawing.
For me, the value of the book is to deconstruct the approach of the doodler.
- Find simple shapes inside a complex shape.
- Start by outlining them.
- Finalize the complex shape
Everyone is doing that including svg artists.
It’s only a year later, in 2016, that I started to get interested in Sketchnoting as a mean to think, learn and communicate visually.
His site: https://www.maurotoselli.com/
He’s on Twitter at @xLontrax
This is his flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/xlontrax/
I met Mauro twice: During the first International Sketchnote Camp in Berlin in 2017, 3 months ago in Lisbon. He shared his latest thinking on his “Theory of Sketchnote”. Watch him
Mauro is also a tinkerer. He makes his books binding himself and document the process. I share this passion too.
— Mauro Toselli (@xLontrax) November 25, 2018
He started like this an initiative of a book traveling all around the world to collect a page from each sketchnoter of the sketchnote army.
— Mauro Toselli (@xLontrax) September 21, 2018
The book is in Poland now:
Hello everyone😍. @xLontrax @rohdesign @SketchnoteArmy here is my entry to #SABookjourney! @dieHauteCulture Thank you for the opportunity. I’m so happy to be a part of such a great community. Tomorrow the book will go to @Piotr_Poznanski😊. pic.twitter.com/IUwWobJR5q
— Ania Staskiewicz (@AniaStaskiewicz) November 8, 2018
Nice tweet I used for my drawing.
— Luis Gonzaga (@LuisGonzagacom) September 22, 2018
Here are my first tentatives. I’m not very good to draw a portrait. I’m going to suck for 23 days and hopefully the last ones will suck less.
PS1: For this adventure of the advent calendar, I had to choose an order. Who is the most important? It’s not a community of prominent show-off members. People are important for me because they are nice humans and bring me something. I met them in my journey toward using my brain, pen and paper. The more natural was to follow the order in which I encountered them.
Tomorrow I’m gonna start a dev advent calendar. Every day from the 1st to the 25th, I’ll highlight a new person and a project of theirs that I’m into and think people would benefit from knowing about. ❤️
— Sarah Drasner (@sarah_edo) November 30, 2018
PS3: Seems Advent starts really tomorrow, means in 15 minutes. That’s cool, as a serial procrastinator I was late.