HOW TO HOLD THE PENCIL CORRECTLY FOR THUMB AND PENCIL MEASURING
Finally, you must know the correct ways to hold the pencil while drawing. Holding it as you would a pencil or pen while writing is INCORRECT. The CORRECT ways are shown below.
The correct ways are shown in (a), (b), and (c). The wrong method that many beginners insist on using is shown at (d).
By holding your pencil as shown in (a), (b), or (c) you will get complete freedom of arm movement and will, after considerable practice, develop a professional touch that would be impossible to axquire by employing the incorrect method shown in (d).
After you become more skilled as an artist, you might decide to abandon this method and just rely completely on your eye to judge proportions and scale. However, even very skilled artists get into a jam every once in a while and will need to revert to their old pencil – thumb measurement methods.
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