It is very common in many art classes, particularly drawing classes to start with a ‘warm up’ exercise and we are not talking keep fit! What is it and why is it important?
Just like a music lesson where you might start with a vocal warm up, a drawing warm up does the same. It is a way of getting ready to work on more developed studies and getting us ready to draw and paint. A drawing warm up is not about producing polished studies, it is a quick activity of usually ten to twenty minutes that usually concentrates on one particular skill.