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Drawing for Beginners Level -1

A course by Puño , Illustrator and educator

Puño Puño Puño
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Illustrator and educator. Medellín, Colombia.
Joined March 2004

Create your first sketchbook by applying basic techniques for drawing by hand

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  • 99% positive reviews (10K)
  • 254594 students
  • Audio: Spanish, English, Turkish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Create your first sketchbook by applying basic techniques for drawing by hand

A course by Puño

Is drawing something you've always wanted to learn how to do but you don't know where to start? In this course by Puño —illustrator and teacher— you'll learn the keys to becoming a drawing expert, regardless of your starting level or age, through a new, rational, and playful approach to drawing.

In this course, there are tons of dynamics and exercises designed to help you understand each of the thought processes involved in learning how to draw. These exercises will also serve as practice and as an instruction manual to help you create and complete your final project: your very first sketchbook.

This course by Puño is the perfect addition to his other online courses Original Illustration by Your Hand and Tablet, where he teaches digital drawing and printing, From Amateur to Superillustrator, where you'll improve your drawing skills, and Drawing and Creativity for Big Little Artists, a course designed to practice creativity using just your hands, brain, and some basic tools.

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Featured review

neja 04.11.2020 at 12:45

I really enjoyed this course. It made me start drawing and that is something I was trying to do on my own for some time now with little success.
For me the main gain of this course was to give me pointers of what I can do with the blank page with the combination of knowledge that I had and the knowledge that I gained during this course and to motivate me to learn more.

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What will you learn in this online course?

18 lessons & 15 downloads

The hand, the eternal model
9 minutes, 23 seconds
Doodling I
15 minutes, 42 seconds
Doodling II
7 minutes, 7 seconds
Cellophane collages
5 minutes, 43 seconds
Games for group proto-drawing
7 minutes, 36 seconds
  • 99% positive reviews (10K)
  • 254594 students
  • 18 lessons (3h 18m)
  • 15 additional resources (9 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish, English, Turkish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

By the end of the course, you’ll have your own sketchbook, where you’ll be able to appreciate your progress and share it with others. The idea is to record a video of your sketchbook, and publish it online to attract followers to build an audience.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is designed for people who want to start drawing, teachers and parents who want to come up with new activities, and anyone who just wants to have fun and use paper and pencils to escape for a while.

Requirements and materials

To complete the course's exercises, you’ll need a notebook, pencils, colored markers, a ruler and templates with geometric shapes, adhesive tape, old magazines, and sandpaper. Optionally, a printer, ink, brushes, and watercolors would also be nice to have.

For the final project, you’ll need a camera that can shoot videos and an internet connection.


254594 Students
10169 Reviews
99% Positive ratings


A course by Puño

Teacher Plus
Illustrator and educator

Puño was born in Madrid in 1978. He has worked as an illustrator since 1994, but he didn't take it seriously until 2005. He has done several book illustrations, both for children and adults, and has published books of all kinds, including some with his poems.

He has worked in different professional fields, such as advertising, press, and animation, and in his spare time, he makes street photography series. He has lived in Madrid, Coruña, and Paris, and has worked for almost every imaginable client, such as Coca-Cola, Nike, Greenpeace, TEDx, BBVA, Telefonica, ING Direct, Ono, El Mundo, Kalandraka, Nobrow 8, among others.

In 2009 he won the SM Foundation International Illustration Prize and the First Creacomic CAM 2009 Award, and since 2011 he has coordinated and directed several illustration and creativity courses, especially at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Madrid.


  • U1


    • Introduction
    • Why draw?
    • A notebook is a garden of ideas and memories
  • U2


    • The hand, the eternal model
    • Doodling I
    • Doodling II
    • Cellophane collages
    • Games for group proto-drawing
  • U3

    Basic notions: the sketch artist's ABCs

    • Geometric shapes, your new best friends I
    • Geometric shapes, your new best friends II
    • How does a lemon feel?
    • Prosopography and Ethopoeia
    • Games for two (or more) fearless artists
  • U4

    Now, let's draw!

    • Restrictions and challenges
    • Urban Sketch Artist I
    • Urban Sketch Artist II
    • Drawing people
    • Games for flocks of artists
  • FP

    Final project

    • Drawing for beginners level -1

What to expect from a Domestika course

  • Learn at your own pace

    Enjoy learning from home without a set schedule and with an easy-to-follow method. You set your own pace.

  • Learn from the best professionals

    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

  • Meet expert teachers

    Each expert teaches what they do best, with clear guidelines, true passion, and professional insight in every lesson.

  • Certificates

    If you're a Plus member, get a custom certificate signed by your teacher for every course. Share it on your portfolio, social media, or wherever you like.

  • Get front-row seats

    Videos of the highest quality, so you don't miss a single detail. With unlimited access, you can watch them as many times as you need to perfect your technique.

  • Share knowledge and ideas

    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

  • Connect with a global creative community

    The community is home to millions of people from around the world who are curious and passionate about exploring and expressing their creativity.

  • Watch professionally produced courses

    Domestika curates its teacher roster and produces every course in-house to ensure a high-quality online learning experience.


Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

You can redeem the course you received by accessing the redeeming page and entering your gift code.

If you're a Plus member, when you complete a course you've purchased, you'll instantly get your personalized certificate. You can see all your certificates in the Certificates section of your profile. You can download your certificates as PDFs and share the link online. Learn more about certificates.
Drawing for Beginners Level -1. Illustration course by Puño Best seller

Drawing for Beginners Level -1

A course by Puño
Illustrator and educator. Medellín, Colombia.
Joined March 2004
  • 99% positive reviews (10K)
  • 254594 students