Mind Mapping & Creative Thinking

April 8, 2009

Ultimate Mind Maps ~ Gallery

Earlier this year I produced four of the biggest Mind Maps that I have every drawn. They were great fun to draw and very therapeutic. Each map is A1 in size and all the images are hand drawn and hand coloured.

The first map shown here is the whole of the Ultimate Mind Maps book by Tony Buzan. I read the book and then took each chapter and each section pulling out the key words and adding images. I learnt a lot from this process, not only about Mind Mapping, but about how Tony went about a developing Mind Mapping techniques.

Each of these Mind Maps took at least 2 days to draw, some took longer.  What has given me the greatest pleasure is to see and hear the reactions of others to these pieces of work.

This next Mind Map was produced during a meeting to discuss and plan a course for teachers. It is a truely dynamic map which was produced ‘live’ during the meeting including the images.









This next Mind Map was produced while Tony Buzan was talking to a group of school children at Wellington College earlier this year.








This last Mind Map was produced again while Tony was talking to a group of parents and teachers about how to Mind Map.




  1. Your mind maps are great Tim. Was there any planning involved in any of the mind maps?

    Comment by Matthew Lang — April 9, 2009 @ 11:33 am

  2. Hi Matthew,
    Thanks for the message and your comments.
    These were whole books, so I start by looking at how many chapters there are and these become the BOI’s. The branches (BOI’s) are laid out evenly around the central image and then the work begins. I don’t do a draft plan first. I always work clockwise starting at the 1 o’clock position. Once I have got the main info on then I start adding images and colour……..

    Comment by Editor — April 9, 2009 @ 7:49 pm

  3. Great work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by lochana — August 5, 2011 @ 3:56 am

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