Thebest paper for sketchnoting is blank, white paper, held horizontally.
Our brains often default to linear thinking, and lined paper encourages this approach. Blank paper gives you permission to use the space in different ways. And yes, I know, it can be very intimidating to approach a blank page. I totally get it. So before you do anything else, draw a title.
Starting with your title can help you build confidence—it’s a small thing, but it gets you putting pen to paper. Now you aren’t staring at a blank page anymore!