As I thought, the latest DayOne update removes my precious, precious plus account so I now have to pay for a subscription or use the basic plan ☹️ I kind of miss DayOne classic. Audio recording could be nice though.

Can you draw a face with just vertical lines? πŸ€” ✏️

Yesterday evening I suddenly had a random idea*, could I draw a face with just vertical lines? I grabbed my iPad and Apple pencil and gave it a go to find out that I could indeed draw a face with just verticals lines.

I tried a few combinations and the decided I had gone as far as I could do I’d try horizontal lines to see the difference. I started drawing and again reached the end after about five variations. I was about to call it quits with a warm glow on my face when I suddenly realised. “Vertical lines can be hair!”

Suddenly a whole host of new options were open to me as hair, then beards and more facial hair became a possibility. Then I realised ears could be shown with vertical lines and even piercings. I had given up to easily and almost missed out on a whole world of extra possibilities by not spending more time thinking and experimenting.

Obviously drawing a face with just vertical lines isn’t exactly a revolution or really something any of us will need to do on a day to day basis but it was fun and the main lesson β€”to not give up easily and keep exploring an idea β€” is very useful for everyday life.

*I believe this idea was a synthesis of practicing faces based of Activities from @Rohdesign and Austin Kleon

Read More Books πŸ“š

A reminder from myself yesterday. Books are rewarding and I should read more. C23B8CB7-A57A-487E-B30E-9C231127B251.jpg

Pocketcasts has chapters support. Nice 😎

Just finished the show notes for the final guest episode of the sketchnote army podcast season 5. Spoiler alert 🚨 It’s a great one.