Learning about Procreate

I recently started doing live graphic recording using Procreate and have been appreciating the multitude of people sharing tools and resources so I can learn. Here’s a few of my favorites.

The workflow of a digital scribe - Linda at https://redanredan.fi

Intro to Procreate - Bardot Brush

Procreate for Beginners - Every Tuesday

Tutorials, drawing, and brushes - Bardot Brush

A variety of Procreate tutorials - iPad Calligraphy

Malgosia’s top 8 tips video - part of the IFVP Digital Scribing Series

Malgosia’s PDF guide to the top eight features of Procreate - part of the IFVP Digital Scribing Series

Using Grid Builder Brushes to create lettering compositions - iPad Calligraphy

Procreate’s manual and support page

Lisa Bardot’s Procreate Facebook Page

How to create a brush in Procreate - Teela Cunningham

How to make a stamp in Procreate - Naptime Alternative on YouTube

How have you learned Procreate? Any great resources I should add to the list?

Developing graphic recording and sketchnoting skills


Are you curious about the field or building your skills? Here are a few resources:

Creating notes that incorporate drawing, different scales of lettering, or and other visual cues help you remember and make sense of conversations, presentations or information. Here’s a couple TED talks explaining the value:

Sketchnoting

Sketchnoting for teachers and students

Graphic Recording

Large scale documentation done live to capture discussions, presentations, meetings, panel discussions using words and pictures. Graphic recorders listen, synthesize, and make visual what they hear. As a graphic recorder, I often work alongside a facilitator who is running the meetings. I’m there to capture what happens.

Books:

Online Courses:

Visual Facilitation:

Visual facilitators help you design the whole process of change - working closely with clients to plan meetings that incorporate visual templates or live drawing along with capturing the important content to help groups of people meet a goal, reach consensus, or successfully navigate change. I don’t provide visual facilitation services but I can refer you to people I work with who can.

And, the International Forum of Visual Practitioners (IFVP) holds an annual conference and shares resources regularly.

The history and field of visual process work

Graphic recording, visual facilitation, sketchnoting, scribing, mind-mapping, and generative scribing are all names for the work that pairs words and images to facilitate groups. Want to learn more about it’s history? Here are four articles by leaders in the field: Kelvy Bird, David Sibbet, Christina Merkely and Susan Kelly.

Mathias Weitbrecht and David Sibbet developed the following map, (with input from many conference participants at the EuViz conference in 2018) in an effort to visualize the entire network of visual practice.

Mathias Weitbrecht and David Sibbet developed the following map, (with input from many conference participants at the EuViz conference in 2018) in an effort to visualize the entire network of visual practice.

Susan Kelly’s image of the visual universe from 2015.

Susan Kelly’s image of the visual universe from 2015.

Read the  article  and see Christina Merkely’s visuals depicting the history and evolution of graphic facilitation.

Read the article and see Christina Merkely’s visuals depicting the history and evolution of graphic facilitation.

Visual Notes for Beginners: Learn to Take Notes Like Ink Factory

A useful article from some of the rockstars of graphic recording.

Looking to try your hand at visual note-taking? Starting your first “graphic recording,” as we sometimes call it, can be intimidating. But there are so many reasons to start taking notes visually. Whether you’re a student, a teacher, an executive, or a non-profit manager, everyone can benefit from communicating and sharing ideas more effectively. Read more here.

Why hire a visual recorder?

Why hire a visual recorder?
Many companies like Grasshopper are relying on these cartoonish doodles to help kindle ideas during meetings. It might seem silly, but these sorts of visuals are effective in brainstorming, says Martin Eppler, professor of media and communication management at University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. "We've found in our experiments that using visuals during meetings creates more ideas, creates better ideas, and increases recall," he says.