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    RAPID / SPEED SKETCHING EXERCISES : Improve Your Figure & Object Drawing Abilities by Quick 1, 2, 5, 10, and 20 Minute Sketching Exercises to Create Loose Sketches

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    Quick Figure Sketching Exercises

    Quick Figure Sketching Exercises

    Practice Drawing People wtih Rapid Figure Drawing Exercises

    Daily Exercises to Improve Your Drawing Skills as an Artist

    Daily Exercises to Improve Your Drawing Skills as an Artist

    Here are some daily exercises in order of difficulty from easiest to toughest. The more of these become regular habits in your life, the faster you'll become a good artist.

    Drawing the Figure : Gesture Drawings

    Drawing the Figure : Gesture Drawings

    Most gesture drawings are sloppy, inaccurate, and for practice only. That's what they are meant to be. They are to help the artist "loosen up" and not obsess on details so much. When an artist obsesses on details, they don't always get the animated, fluid pose of the model.

    Figure Drawing Exercise

    Figure Drawing Exercise

    Blocking In Forms Drawing posture and movement of the human figure

    Gesture Drawing Exercises

    Gesture Drawing Exercises

    Gesture drawing is a great exercise for anyone who wants to try daily art but hasn't usually got time. A gesture drawing is done and complete within a set time, one to five minutes. Often professional models warm up with "gestures" -- one to five minute quick poses the artists race to capture before they move.

    Give Me a Minute or Two

    Give Me a Minute or Two

    A typical traditional life drawing class starts with quick poses, one or two minutes each, and then proceeds to progressively longer poses.  Some people call quick poses “warm-ups”, reflecting the idea that a drawing session is like a workout. 

    How to Create Five Minute Art

    How to Create Five Minute Art

    To try this, you will need some form of clock or timer, preferably one that you can set to ding at the five minute mark. If you have a microwave oven in your room, setting the timer without turning it on can work. If you have a two and a half minute egg timer, turn it twice. Just find some way to know when your five minutes are up.

    Loose Figure Sketching

    Loose Figure Sketching

    Five Minute Poses Life drawing can be very technical, with all the measuring, checking and super-smooth shading techniques. One break-away exercise from this is very short life poses. I’ve put a few recent 5-minute sketches into this post.

    Sketching Figures with Lines

    Sketching Figures with Lines

    This drawing lesson starts off by showing you how to draw 5 minute figure sketches.

    Sketch Oh' The Week : Quick Sketches

    Sketch Oh' The Week : Quick Sketches

    He stressed the value of quick figure studies over doing long, drawn out poses as the best way to develop your figure drawings skills. He had a model come in and the packed room drew according to his direction.

    Ten-Minute Drawing Techniques

    Ten-Minute Drawing Techniques

    No-nonsense video drawing tutorials!

    Rapid Sketching Exercises Forum Topic - Can anyone give me some ideas for rapid sketching exercises? So far I have....continous line, left handed, both hands together, single mark, complimentary colours, shading only.

       

     

     

     

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