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Daily Sketching to Improve your Drawings Techniques

A course by André Issao Bazolli , Illustrator

Illustrator. São Paulo, Brazil.
Joined July 2020

Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned artist, daily sketching can help you improve your drawing abilities. Start your journey today.

  • Best seller Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (22)
  • 2270 students

Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned artist, daily sketching can help you improve your drawing abilities. Start your journey today.

In this online gesture drawing course, Issao Bazolli, a talented illustrator specializing in structural drawing, will guide you on an exciting journey of artistic exploration. Through different techniques and materials, you will learn how to portray people, animals and botany in a unique and authentic way. With Issao's teaching, you will discover two key approaches: the academic system, which associates what you want to draw with simple shapes, and the more free and intuitive pictorial approach, based on color, light and shadow.

Not only will you learn to capture rich subtleties through gestural sketching, but you will also develop observation and fluency by sketching without worrying about the finish. Throughout the lessons, you will delve into specific studies to perfect portraits, human bodies, animals and botanical elements. In addition, Issao will share his expertise in using charcoal and India ink to add a special touch to your illustrations.

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What will you learn in this online course?

16 lessons & 22 downloads

What is gestural drawing?
15 minutes, 49 seconds
3 minutes, 57 seconds
Release the dash
18 minutes, 48 seconds
Observe shapes
14 minutes, 49 seconds
Reading smaller forms
11 minutes, 11 seconds
Movement of the whole
20 minutes, 4 seconds
Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (22)
  • 2270 students
  • 16 lessons (2h 58m)
  • 22 additional resources (13 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Portuguese
  • Portuguese, Spanish, English, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

The final project of this course will consist of completing a sketchbook that reflects your evolution as an artist throughout the lessons. Each page will be a testimony of your creativity and development in gestural drawing, from the first strokes to the most complex illustrations. At the end of the course, you will have in your hands a valuable record of your artistic process and a clearer vision of your style and approach to the art world.

Who is this online course for?

This course is designed for all those who want to improve their drawing skills and express themselves in a more free and intuitive way. No previous experience is required, just the passion for art and the desire to explore new techniques and materials. If you want to rediscover the practice of drawing as an intuitive and fluid art, this course is perfect for you. Join this exciting creative experience and unlock your artistic potential.

Requirements and materials

To participate in this course, you don't need any previous knowledge, just the willingness to immerse yourself in the world of gestural drawing. Prepare your drawing materials, such as paper and pencils, and get ready to unleash your creativity without limits. Explore the practice of drawing as an authentic and fluid art, leaving behind academic formulas!


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André Issao Bazolli

A course by André Issao Bazolli

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Issao Bazolli is a talented illustrator and drawing instructor with a specialization in structural drawing. Throughout his career, he has collaborated with renowned brands such as Google, Itaú and Fiat, demonstrating his ability to portray people, animals and botanicals using different techniques and materials.

In addition to his work as an illustrator, Issao has shared his knowledge as a teacher at Quanta Academia and also teaches design techniques in his own studio and at Plein Air Studio.

His pedagogical approach encompasses both the academic and pictorial systems, allowing students to explore the drawing in an intuitive and fluid way. Through his experience and passion for art, Issao inspires others to unleash their creativity and develop their unique style in the world of design.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Let's start at the base

    • What is gestural drawing?
    • Materials
    • Release the dash
    • Observe shapes
    • Reading smaller forms
    • Movement of the whole
    • Use of light and shadow mass
  • U3

    Application of the fundamentals

    • Portrait gesture
    • Human body gesture
    • Detailed human anatomy gesture
    • Animal gestures
    • Botanical forms gesture
  • U4

    Explore fundamentals in other ways

    • Gesture with other materials: charcoal and ink pen
    • Improve perception: gaze and calm
  • FP

    Final project

    • Daily sketching to improve your drawing techniques

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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.

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Daily Sketching to Improve your Drawings Techniques. Illustration course by André Issao Bazolli Best seller

Daily Sketching to Improve your Drawings Techniques

A course by André Issao Bazolli
Illustrator. São Paulo, Brazil.
Joined July 2020
  • 100% positive reviews (22)
  • 2270 students