Read and highlight a book of your choice. Post-it's work well if you don't want to highlight in the book.
After you are done reading the book, tuck it away and provide some distance with the content before you return back to sketch it.
Once you begin transcribing your notes, create a title page. I try to mimic the font and color blend of the book I am sketching.
Review the highlights you made in the book and begin adding them to pages in your notebook. Sometimes I add personalized diagrams as well.
Use 2-3 colored pens to create a visual hierarchy within your notes. I tend to use one color for headers and another for subheaders or body text.
Add visual icons as cues or to easily summarize content. While I can't draw these from memory, I can look at examples from icon sites and mimic them.
Embellish! As most Moleskine and Leuchtturn1917 notebooks have thinner pages, I tend to embellish with stickers, labels, and artifacts that bring the content to life.
More examples of these #sketchnotes can be found on Instagram. Follow @notechef4u ;) www.instagram.com/NoteChef4u
A blog series on the topic of #scrapnotes can be found www.techchef4u.com/blog/ A direct link to book summaries post: techchef4u.com/2017/08/scrapn…