Sketchnote Academy


“What tools do you use to sketchnote?”

My most frequently asked questions usuaally center around the pen or notebook I’m using. While I’m sure you know the tools don’t make the artist, it doesn’t hurt to know what others like and use! Below is a list of products that I (Emily Mills) have personally tested and have used in my sketchnoting practice. I may or may not use the product regularly, but I haven’t listed anything I wouldn’t recommend to others.

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Keep on sketching!


Writing + Drawing Tools

Notebooks + Paper