Someone was asking what tools I use to create the visual notes and mind maps. Perhaps the most important is to trust myself that whatever I am drawing is OK and will communicate ideas better than plain text.
I use the following supplies from DeSerres art store:
- I like the Manga markers since they have really nice flow and give sense of grace.
- The Staedtler fineline is good for adding lots of details and little pictures.
- You can’t see it here, but the 8.5″ by 11″ sketch pad is perforated so I can tear off the sheets and scan them in.
- I also sometimes use 11″ by 17″ sheets of paper with a Sharpie FinePoint for big picture thinking.