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Yo /ic/

how do you hold your pen/pencil/whatever? Pics pls

Because I really can't help but wonder something. i mean shit i wonder a lotta things but yanno

Could the way I've been holding it since as a child be affecting my drawing? Pic related. Sorry it's a little harder to tell the difference, but to me, it is a huge difference.

Left pic which is the "correct" way that I never learnt is pretty much holding it between your thumb and index. It feels really stiff to me and awful and all.
Right is holding it between my middle and index, then... "closing" it up with my thumb... dunno, hard to explain, you know.
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>>2384498
another one for ref
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>>2384498
I actually hold it that way aswell, I've been told by people that its how you would hold a calligraphy brush.
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Either normal tripod grip or holding the pencil on its side. I tried the Jeff Watts way but found it way too awkward, couldn't even draw a straight line like this.

>>2384508
A calligrapher's grip is more like OP's left pic, but with the pen more upward, resting on the finger instead of the hand itself.
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>>2384515
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Usually tripod, but trying to practice "overhand" grip.

Straight lines I can draw better with tripod, ellipses with overhand. For odd reasons.
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I honestly tried experimenting with holding my pencil differently and found it uncomfortable. Some positions make sense to become comfortable with for traditional art (I definitely hold a paintbrush differently depending on what I'm doing on the painting) but for straight drawing my default gives me the best results.
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>>2384498
i hold it the proper way so i can Tilt it
sorry owners of no tilt capable tablets
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...So how you hold your pen CAN affect your drawing?

Damn. First time I'm hearing this, actually.
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>>2384515
>>2384517
Where did you get those images?
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>>2384498
Nigga, not placing the tip of your thumb in your pen is potato tier.
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>>2384641
Someone posted the workbooks in one of the artbook threads.
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>>2384498
This is most definitely a woman
>look how speshulll I am! XD
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>>2384799
The fuck are you even...what?
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>>2384799
your fuckin stupid , they are just asking for advice
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>>2384847
If you hold it like this you're wasting energy with a finger which you don't really need.

The optimal way is to hold it in this position is to use three fingers, no more no less, with all fingertips as close as possible to the pen. If the tip of your thumb is not touching the pen you're doing it wrong, no matter what position you employ, since you're losing a very important movement.

Come on guys, this is not fucking rocket science.
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>not superior dual wielding style plebs the lot of you.
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>>2384914
To the OP, I advise you begin training with the first position in your picture. It might be a bit hard at first (been there, done that), but depending on how you draw it can pay off in the end.
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>>2384916
hi australia
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>>2384498
The 'correct' way feels stiff to you because you're not doing it correctly.
The index finger should be bent slightly and the pen should rest lower on your hand.

It doesn't seem like there's many people use a true tripod grip.
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Am I retarded? I've always held it like this. The tip of my thumb is closer to the pen than in the pic though.
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>>2384921
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>>2384799
Guy actually, but that's besides the point senpai
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>>2385033
Fuckin twink ass feminine hands.

You gotta lift, boy. It raises testosterone.
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>>2384498
Am I retarded?
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>>2385137
did you shove your hand into a blender?
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Am I autistic ?
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>>2385189
Wow. That cat looks so real. That's some awesome 3D art
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Someone please post a pic of the crazy star grip. I cant find it and cant boogle
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>>2385189
Awww your cat is really cute
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>>2384799
Get out faggot. We dont need you here.
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