How do you hold the pencil?

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How do you hold the pencil?

Postby Binky » Wed Aug 10, 2005 5:34 am

So I'm curious, how do people here hold a pencil when drawing? I use this method, which I assume is probably the most common:

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Though I didn't draw it very precisely.
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Re: How do you hold the pencil?

Postby OARRIAGA2001 » Wed Aug 10, 2005 3:07 pm

I grab the pencil with 3 fingers and the thumb, the same way as your but 2 more fingers around it and closer to the the tip, like surrounding the whole pencil, then the pinky one on the paper.  I had draw like that since I can remember.   People sometimes laugh at me when they are watching while I'm working, :-[  'cause it looks so funny.  ;D  Anyway, I think we all have a unique way to draw, after all is the result that counts. 
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Re: How do you hold the pencil?

Postby KANG » Wed Aug 10, 2005 3:46 pm

It think that´s an amusing topic!  ;D
But I think I do hold my pencil the same way - just with the differents: I have my thumb stretched!
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Re: How do you hold the pencil?

Postby Dagdamor » Wed Aug 10, 2005 6:08 pm

I agree, this is a very interesting topic.
Here's my way:
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Re: How do you hold the pencil?

Postby Marco » Wed Aug 10, 2005 6:43 pm

can't be bothered with actually drawin it, but here's a photo. Dont think i always keep it like this though, most of the times it's in a fist stabbing at my own eyeballs.
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Re: How do you hold the pencil?

Postby Binky » Wed Aug 10, 2005 11:20 pm

Ha, that's genius! why didn't I think of taking a picture? I guess I just felt like drawing something at the time. Here's a more accurate representation:

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Re: How do you hold the pencil?

Postby OARRIAGA2001 » Thu Aug 11, 2005 3:32 am

Ok this is how I do it, sorry about the quality, my dad took the camera with him so I had to use the webcam.
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Re: How do you hold the pencil?

Postby Maudie » Thu Aug 11, 2005 10:45 am

Well, here's my personally method...  ::)

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That I've skribbeld before I got my every-morning-coffee!  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: How do you hold the pencil?

Postby Archonix » Thu Aug 11, 2005 11:28 pm

Cute. I hold mine the same way.
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Re: How do you hold the pencil?

Postby Orange Box » Fri Aug 12, 2005 1:22 am

For horizontal and curved lines - same as Binky's pic.

For verticals and diagonals, I use a different method (see my craptacular sketch!) It's quite fatiguing, but gives a good line :-\

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Re: How do you hold the pencil?

Postby Binky » Fri Aug 12, 2005 3:46 am

See, for lines in different directions, I'll usually just rotate the paper. That's one of the reasons why Wacoms aren't for me. Nice sketch there btw.
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Re: How do you hold the pencil?

Postby Marco » Fri Aug 12, 2005 8:41 am

I see i hold the pencil in a very werid way if compared to you guys, and i never thought about that "double handling" that Orange Go.. i mean, Box showed there. Maybe it's why i have to put my wrist under running cold water after a hour or two of intense drawing?

I should try and change my posture.
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Re: How do you hold the pencil?

Postby Archonix » Fri Aug 12, 2005 10:22 am

Yeah, posture certainly helps. That's the only problem I've found with a wacom, I can't sit properly. You can't really put it on a drawing table. At the moment I've got it to one side of the keyboard, which really screws up my arm if I stay at it too long. I should move it more to the middle.
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Re: How do you hold the pencil?

Postby Horrorhead » Thu Sep 22, 2005 8:05 pm

Maudie wrote:Well, here's my personally method...  ::)

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That I've skribbeld before I got my every-morning-coffee!  ;D ;D ;D



Hey I use the exactly same pen!

I hold mine like the most people do.
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