Fun Art Workouts

Draw Lines

(this week’s exercise)
Various exercises that help you become better at drawing lines accurately. See this exercise.

Focal Points

Create a sketch with a strong focal point. See this exercise.

One Line Art

Draw something with one single line. See this exercise.


Typography is a fundamental of visual design. Draw typography See this exercise.

Thumbnail Sketches

Draw many small quick thumbnails to design something. See this exercise.


Draw cartoon or comic variations of faces. See this exercise.

Facial Features

Draw the various facial features. See this exercise.

Head Construction

Try out different ways to construct the head in many orientations. See this exercise.

Gesture Drawing

A key drawing exercise to study human poses, and a great way to warm up and create a beautiful sketchbook page. See this exercise.

Draw From Memory

Drawing from memory is the best drawing exercise I know. If you choose one exercise to become better at drawing, choose this one. See this exercise.


Find reference of a pose, and reference of a dressed person, and pose that person in that pose: combine two reference photos and turn it into something new. See this exercise.

Turning Something Into Something Else

Take a stain or an object and turn it into something else you can see in it. See this exercise.

Draw From Observation

Find something you think looks beautiful - a human, location, object - and draw it carefully from observation. See this exercise.

Organic Forms

Draw organic volumes. Draw cross-contour lines to to make sure you understand their volumes. See this exercise.

Primitive Volumes

Everything can be approximated with boxes, spheres, cylinders and cones, and it is a good exercise to practice drawing these from many orientations. See this exercise.

See And Draw Abstract Shapes

Look at things, and find the abstract two-dimensional shapes in them. See this exercise.

Textures With a Pen

Draw one-inch rectangles, and try to come up with creative textures to fill them with. See this exercise.

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