At life drawing sessions, we often get to do warm up exercises, starting from a few 2 minutes poses, then a few 5 minutes poses.
But away from life drawing, it never crossed my mind to do warm up exercises. When my art teacher asked if we do warm up exercises, the answer was “no” from most (if not all) of the students.
According to my teacher, hands are the next best thing to having models. He suggested that we draw them from different angles and positions.
Other warm up exercises that I have come across includes contour drawing, quick sketches, scribbles and drawing 3-dimensional forms.
(I am making a mental note to do warm up exercises - I forget most of the time.)
Do you warm up? What is your favourite technique?