>How tight do you hold your pencil?
I hold my tight, but lately since I am learning to draw I listen my grip and seem to do much better.
i try my best not to hold so tight, but when i focus too much and shit gets intense eventually i go check why my middle finger is hurting and turns out is even deformed with how tight i was holding the pen.
does anyone know how to stop this without changing gear? I only draw digitally, using SAI, a wacom bamboo connect and the pen is an Intuos pen small i think
You literally do not move your wrist. That's all there is to it.
Not my fault you can't control your own limbs.
i dont think i move my wrist so much
as the tablet is not that big, finger movements cover most vertical distance i need, while arm movement covers horizontal distance and the rest of the vertical distance
but i might be wrong, just tried to sketch a head to test if i do use my wrist, but i feel like i dont
I don't understand how people can draw amazing stuff on tablets using your finger, but I draw shit-tier drawings on my phone, and I don't move my wrist, and if I do, it's minimal. Like you said, fingers tend to do the job.
its probably because i move the canvas more than i move the pen, that is, whatever i'm working on is always centralized, if i need to do a big ark, i zoom out, if i cant seem to get a line right with the angle it is, i rotate or flip the canvas etc
not always goes that way but most of the time
The best way I can explain it: my fingers apply x pressure to the pencil when I hold it. When I apply x pressure to a kneadable eraser, the eraser gets pushed in about 1 mm. In other words, I don't push too hard.
You're an idiot. You keep the wrist steady and draw from the elbow/shoulder. It's not impossible at all, even on smaller surfaces. Do a test. Hold arm still and draw some lines on the page by bending wrist back and forth. Then, keep wrist still and only bend the elbow. You have more control with the elbow and shoulder. More control=better lines.
It's no meme. In fact, unless you're a complete beginner, you probably have already started using your elbow for better control without realizing it. Don't act like a twat. I personally use elbow/wrist a lot on my tiny wacom bamboo, but it's a habit I'm working on changing.
Its best not to think about it. i went through a phase always thinking about my pencil holds and convincing myself it mattered, but i got too concerned with that and forgot about what i was actually drawing, maybe that's just me. As long as you're not etching a hole through the paper, you're holding it fine.