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.
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.