I'm guessing if you're reading this post, you like the Doodle & Flow process enough to invest in fancier doodling supplies - or, like me, you have an art supply addiction. Either way, this is fantastic news. Congratulations!
Let me keep this brief. I use three main things in my practice: silky smooth marker paper, pigment-based black markers, and colorful watercolor markers. I also carry my markers in a neat little case and sometimes use Avery labels to cover up my mistakes.
Paper: Spiral bound, smooth, thick, perfectly white pages
I have tried dozens of types of paper and I will write a review about the pros and cons of all of them at some point, but I like spiral bound blank sketchbooks when I draw with markers. I like them because I am often doodling on my lap and I never know how to manage the other side of the sketchbook if it is hard bound.
I also like thick, smooth, perfectly white paper. I like thick paper so my markers don't "ghost" or show up on the next page. I like smooth paper because it uses less marker ink. I like perfectly white paper so I can use labels to cover up my mistakes.
Black Markers: Pigment-based twin tips
I wrote a whole blog post about my marker trials. I bought dozens of markers and tried them all! You can check my review here and my recommendation here. Briefly, I settled on Uchida Pigment-based Artist Markers. I like them because they dry fast, don't smear, and (most importantly) don't smell toxic to me. I also like that they have two nibs - skinny and thick. I don't like that they are expensive and seem to run out of ink really fast.
Colorful Markers: Water-based brush tips
I go back and forth between Tombow Dual Brush Pens and Neuland Fine Liners (brush tip). I like the dual tip feature because I mostly use my colorful markers for coloring, but occasionally I use the fine nib to write text. I like the water-based ink because it isn't toxic.
If I am traveling and can't find Tombow markers, I will sometimes buy the generic Artist Loft version from Michaels. I don't like them quite as well because they aren't as juicy as the Tombow markers, but they work in a pinch. They are also a tiny bit shorter so they fit in smaller pen cases.
Avery Labels: The littlest ones
I also use sticky labels - the white ones you use to put on envelopes for mailing - to cover up my mistakes. My two favorite sizes for Doodle & Flow are 60 and 80 labels to a page.
Angie B. Moline
Dr. Moline is an ecologist and visual process facilitator who draws pictures to help clients think. She is currently on a quest to understand why live drawings are so compelling and how to make them as sticky as possible in order to improve communication, understanding, and memory. Follow here journey here!