The simplest way to explain Evernote is that it is a great way to keep track of things that syncs across all your devices, is really easy to use, and is super convenient! I use it all the time to organize bits of info I encounter through the day as well as larger projects like stories.
This little post is going to cover just how I use Evernote for my art-related projects, but like I said, there are so many things you can use it for! Check out their ambassadors for more tips and ideas. ^-^
The way I organize my notes in Evernote is not with tags so much as with notebooks and notebook stacks. I have a few notebooks related to art in my “Writing and Drawing” notebook stack:
It’s convenient how they all start with “a” and so are organized together. ^o^
In the Archive notebook, I have a note that lists the original dates of my digital artwork. Why? Because when I transfer them to another computer, the “original” or “created” date becomes the date that I transferred it and a copy was created on the other hard drive. I want to save this information so I have a better idea of when I did what picture.
In my Art notes notebook, I have a note listing artwork that is unfinished, whether traditional or digital, and if it’s digital, what type of file it is (SAI or PS). Each item is color-coded based on whether I intend to put it in an artbook, make it a print, or if it’s finished and the SAI/PS file hasn’t been deleted yet. (It’s a good idea not to immediately delete the “WIP” files [SAI/PS/etc.] because you might have to make edits later. I just move them into a folder titled “Finished”.)
There is also a note outlining my artbook progress, including a page count, types of art currently in there, and which pages are finished.
My Art reference notebook contains just that; art references! Not only are there image references (or links to them), but there are links to inspirational articles and videos, links to tips and color info websites, and much more. Notes I have regarding printing are also in this notebook.
That’s about it! There’s not much to it. ^^
Do you use Evernote to keep yourself organized? Let me know in the comments and leave your tips below!
This post is a part of my August Art series. I’ll do a Q&A post at the end of the month, so if you have an art-related question or just want to ask me something, ask away! *(*´∀｀*)☆