I attended 4 sessions at Leancamp London 2 where I made sketchnotes. These are the notes from the first one, a talk on Lean startup from Rob Fitzpatrick (website, twitter). It was useful to me as I haven’t read the book yet – don’t tell anyone!
I recommend ‘warming up’ before any kind of drawing, and I hadn’t warmed up at all before Rob’s session. By the time I got onto a second page I was ready to go for the rest of the day!
When I do sketchnotes I often use a medium weight pen in a nice moleskine (I love the Pilot V-Sign). However at Leancamp I decided to experiment by using a chunky Sharpie on bits of Sainsburys Value A4 paper (£2 a ream). I have been reading 37 Signals book Re-Work (which incidentally is an excellent addition to any bathroom bookshelf due to its short chapters). In Re-Work they suggest small pens are too ‘high resolution’ hence my use of a chunky Sharpie.