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Tanvi Agarwal

Visual Thinker | Illustrator | SillyStrokes


Draw your complex ideas in just a few minutes

Anyone can teach you how to draw, but what will set you aside is how well can you think in visuals.

Have meaningful, impactful and memorable visual conversations with your audience.

50,000 INR
Inclusive of taxes
Draw your thoughts
Nov 7 - Dec 12, 2023
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Who should take this course?

Writers / content creators
with ideas that words fail to convey
Educators & Coaches who wish to better convey their ideas and create timeless knowledge archives.
Thinkers & Leaders looking to shift from boring presentations / reports / blogs to more engaging tools.

Course Outcomes

✅ DRAW your ideas

75% of drawing is THINKING and happens way before it reaches a paper. In this course I'll guide you towards practices to train your brain to think visually and take them to a canvas

✅ Practicing SPEED drawing

If you find yourself with ideas that you cannot draw or take a lot of time, SPEED drawing is your answer. Learn how to make quick sketches of the ideas in your head

✅ Developing your STYLE

Think and Express in your own style, not the one you borrow from me. The course if designed in a way that encourages you to build your own processes and styles

✅ Create compelling Visual Notes

Compile all your learnings with my tried and tested processes, layouts and systems to build engaging sketchnotes that you and your audience will love

✅ Solve Business Problems

Learn how you can use all these skills to solve communication/engagement problems from your clients or your own business

✅ Build your Creative Portfolio

The tasks and exercises have been designed to cover a wide range of topics and skill sets. They will not only help you learn more, but create work you can show-off ;p

✅ Build and Audience and make a Revenue stream

Make your work, work for you. Leverage your skills to build an audience who will be willing to pay for your work

Registrations close on 16th May
Draw your thoughts 3.0

Course Schedule

4-5 hours per week
Week 0: Enabling your Visual Thinking Process
Pre-Recorded Module, opens on Nov 1

We are what we eat. The same applies to our work. Our thought process depends on what we feed our brain, and so does our expression. After all, 75% of the drawing happens in our mind. We will focus on:

  1. Visual Thinking Process
  2. Shaping our Consumption
  3. Building a Visual Library

Pre-recorded videos:

  • Setting foundations for building a Visual Vocabulary,
  • Drawing Humans
  • Drawing Expressions

Week 1: Live Scribing v/s Sketch-Noting
Live-Session: 7th Nov, 8:00- 9:30pm IST

"Drawing takes a lot of time", hence I don't draw, "everything feels important when I take-notes" or that "My sketch-notes are a mess"

If this is how you feel about drawing your ideas, this module will help you through it. We will focus on:

  • Purpose of scribe
  • Speed
  • Identifying your filters
  • Tools/medium

Pre-recorded videos:

  • Layouts
  • Hand-writing
  • Colours
Week 2: Filtering content ON-THE-GO
Live-Session: 14th Nov, 8:00- 9:30pm IST

Not everything you read/hear needs to go on the visual and hence it's important to pass it through filters. In this module, we focus on:

  • Distilling content
  • Identification of key message & elimination of fluff
  • Disruptive Layouts

Week 3: Deep-dive into the world of Metaphors
Live-Session: 21st Nov, 8:00- 9:30pm IST

Add fun & depth to your visuals through clever metaphors. Learn to define the metaphors that you use every day & know how you can invent new ones.

Guest session by the Master of Metaphors: Dario himself

Pre-recorded video:

  • Frameworks & common metaphor Templates

+ 4 Tasks

Week 4: Solving Business Problems using DYT Skills
Live- Session: 28th Nov, 8:00- 9:30pm IST

Experience working on an actual B2B client brief and use your learnings to come up with a solution that caters to the client's pain point. We will learn:

  • Decoding briefs
  • Understanding who you are solving for
  • Shifting focus from design to solution
  • Ideation/ Research and creation

Week 5: Building your Style, an audience and a business
Live-Session: 5th Dec, 8:00- 9:30pm IST

In this module, I will help you develop your unique processes & formulate your style.

Experience a major perspective shift through case-studies and well designed tasks. Deep-dive into practices that will help you find your own unique voice. Also learn how to build an audience and monetise your skill set in this new age digital world that's looking for new ways to communicate every day.

  • Copy Better
  • Work on client feedbacks for work done in week 4

Week 6: Wrap-up
Live-Session: 12th Dec, 8:00- 9:30pm IST

A session to reflect on our learnings, share our master projects and discuss how and where we can use all the learnings in our work and daily lives.

Q & A Session

Meet your Instructor

Tanvi Agarwal

Founder and Illustrator at SillyStrokes
Tanvi has been practicing Illustrations and Sketchnoting for over 3 years now. She has successfully built a 7 figure business- SillyStrokes, creating compelling visual stories for brands.
She has worked with companies like IBM, Xoxoday, Roche, Inmobi, Indeed and UB for Live-sketchnoting and interactive doodling workshops. She uses her sketchnoting practice and process to create visuals for books, websites, wall murals, packaging, pitch-decks and merchandise.
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Topics Covered
01. Think in Visuals
If your thoughts are words and vague images, it's probably because you haven't given your brain a vocabulary to put your thoughts into visuals. To think Visually, we need to build the visual language and train our brain to use it.
02. Make quick drawings
You have ideas and you have visuals, but don't know how to get them on a paper? In this module, you will not just learn how to draw, but how to draw minimal visuals quickly.
03. Live-SketchNoting
Being able to draw quickly is not enough to make a real-time sketch-note. Learn how to establish filters, pick layouts and colours and weave all the elements together into one visual.
04. How to think in your own ways to draw like no one else
In this course, I will not teach you how I draw, but will share my processes and practices with you in a way that you can find and build yours too. By doing this you will not simply learn to draw like me, but will develop your own thinking and drawing styles that will define your work.
05. Draw complex concepts using simple metaphors and analogies
Metaphors and analogies are a huge part of our daily conversations and when used in visuals they add depth, layer, meaning and fun to the work.
06. Making self-Paced sketch-notes
While working for a client, your personal blog or a personal project you will have to distill content before you can start drawing them. Learn how to do this along with understanding briefs and feedbacks.
07. The Business side of SketchNoting
Learn how to Create and share your content to reach a quality audience and build a revenue stream.
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Learning is better with cohorts

Active learning, not passive watching
Learn with the best of both worlds: Live- sessions and short pre-recorded videos.

Interactive and project-based
You’ll be interacting with other learners through the Live-sessions, community platform and work on a self-decided project throughout the course.

Learn with a cohort of peers
Join a community of like-minded people who want to learn and grow alongside you.

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See what people are saying

I am switching my career after DYT. I loved how complex concepts were explained in simple ways. My Visual Thinking skills grew from 5/10 - 8/10 in just 5 weeks and I have already earned the money I invested in this course by monetising my learnings. I 100% recommend this course to people.

Freelance Comic and SketchNote Artist

I always wanted to learn Sketchnoting , and I’m glad I learnt it from Miss Sillystrokes. Tanvi was very encouraging and patient with all of us. Apart from regular session, we would also have doubt clearing sessions & timely check-ins (for homework). I learnt a great deal! So much so that I started my visual newsletter.

Founder: Creators Nest

I always sensed that I was visual thinker since a child. DYT helped in identifying my strengths, and areas of improvement. And helped me in making my thoughts towards my goals and my journey stronger. I am grateful to Tanvi for that, and for giving me this opportunity to learn, and interact with wonderful participants.


Thinking in visuals & drawing my thoughts is such a gain for me personally AND for work. Learning & being creative in DYT 1.0 & 2.0 really improved my quality of life! I loved the energy & good spirit of the group gatherings which motivated me to join all online meetings. We had so much fun–what a blast! with all the prompts we were amazed about the different angles to look at things. All the input from the participants made finishing my master project so much easier & better, thank you all for that! Will definitely join DYT 3.0!

Ines Höfliger
Administrative Assistant at University Giessen

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if I can’t make it to a live session?
All Live sessions will be recorded and made available to you for a lifetime within 24 hours of the live session.
What will I be able to do after this course?
With this course, you will be able to:
- Draw your ideas and thoughts
- Build an engaging audience
- Build a revenue stream with the knowledge
- Have better Visual conversations
- Create SketchNotes: Live and Self-paced
How much does the course cost?
All the knowledge, frameworks and processes that helped me build a successful business will be available to you at Rs 50,000 (i.e. 607 USD)
I work full-time, what is the expected time commitment?
The course will demand 3-5 hours every week for 6 weeks, but it's designed to be self-paced on a weekly basis. Each Live session marks the end and start of a new topic. So, you just need to make enough time every week to o through the pre-recorded material and the assignments every week at your own time.
What is the refund policy?
Once you reserve a spot, cancellations and refunds will not be allowed. You can however transfer the spot to another friend (at full price)
What is included with the course?
- 5+ Modules with pre-recorded material, exercises & Weekly Live-Sessions that will be released to you weekly starting from 12th Aug
- Lifetime Access to the course material
- Discord Community to share your work, get feedback, interact & grow with people on a similar journey
- Access to Bonus sessions and Guest Speaker Sessions
- Access to QnA sessions
I don't know how to draw, is this course for me?
Drawing is more of thinking and if you can't draw yet, you will learn how to. SketchNoting is more about making small icons and simple visuals than artworks which we will learn in the course.
There is ample free material on the internet. Why do I pay so much?
Yes! Most material you will learn here may be available somewhere on the internet for free. If you have the patience and will power to find and teach yourself everything that took me 3+ years to learn, then nothing like it. But why do all this when you can get the same value in just a few hours with the Draw your Thoughts course?
I can't afford this course right now. Is there any help I can get?
You can pay for the course in 2 instalments. The full payment however will have to be made before 2nd May, i.e., the beginning of the cohort.
If you absolutely cannot afford the course at the moment but believe this can help you, drop me a mail at explaining why you believe this course will be useful to you.
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