What I Put in my Sketchnote Bag
I've recently paired down the amount of art supplies I drag with me to do sketchnotes live during a talk. At present, the pens and markers will fit in a medium-sized zippered bag - which is an accomplishment since I have a propensity to over-pack.
The materials that made the cut:
- Sharpie fine-point black pens
- Pilot Varsity fountain pen (with the all-important slight chisel for lettering)
- Zig Calligraphy marker (2.0mm on one end, 5.0mm on the other) for headings
- Soft pencils
- White Staedtler eraser
- Zig Calligraphy Pen (1.0mm) with a chisel tip
- Kuretake 'Graphic Twin' marker in Light Grey for shadows
- Copic markers for accent colours
- Small, plastic ruler
- Hotel key card (it is the perfect size for making short lines or creating retangular boxes)
- Pencil sharpener
- Pentel Correction Pen for hiding all manner of slip ups
- A tube of Buxom Lip Polish in Sophia (optional)
Currently, I enjoy sketchnoting on a Canson 140lb paper that I can easily find at a reasonable price at art supply shops or art box stores. I've used lots of other paper but I like this because the Copics rarely bleed through and it is nearly the same colour at the Pentel correction fluid.
What do you bring with you to make sketchnotes?