"Handwriting" -Pick a font, any font! Words are pictures, too!
"Gestures" -Draw something moving!
There is another benefit to a quick 2 minute warm-up: It gets you going! Let me explain...sometimes, you know you should do something creative or at least constructive, instead of scouring Facebook or Pinterest. This is only my own problem, I'm sure. ;-) The thought of getting set up to do art for an hour or so is enough to keep me lazy. But the thought of a 2 minute sketch? Sure, I can do that! I tell myself that's all I have to do. After that, I can go back to pinning to my dream home board! But you know what? Once I make the decision and begin to draw, I'm out of the lazy zone and feel better about working on my current project. So remember, the real commitment is the warm-up. Make it a ritual. Any work that gets done after that is just a plus!
If you have any other exercises that you enjoy, comment and share what works best for you.