A Gripping Tale: How to Hold a Pencil
In the world of art there are many styles of drawing. Some artists prefer to draw with their right hand while others use both hands. There are also those who prefer using only one or two fingers for drawing and some even have no need for it at all!
However, every artist needs to learn how to properly hold a pen or pencil so they don’t injure themselves when writing or drawing.
The most common way of holding a pencil is with your thumb and index finger. You may also hold the pencil with your middle and ring fingers. These are the traditional ways of holding a pencil.
However, if you want to try something different, then let’s do it! Let’s see what kind of things you can come up with!
There are many other ways to hold a pencil besides these three methods mentioned above.
What is your favorite way of holding a pencil? Do you like any other ways of holding a pencil?
Share your thoughts in the comments section below.
What Is Your Favorite Way To Hold A Pencil?
How to hold a pencil has been a topic of great debate amongst artists since the beginning of time. The best way to hold a pencil is whatever way you are most comfortable with. If you develop your own style of holding it, even better! Here are some examples of other ways to hold your pencil.
Tripod: This grip is similar to holding a knife and fork.
Sources & references used in this article:
A tale of love and darkness by D Coupland – 1991 – Macmillan
A contract with God: And other tenement stories by A Oz – 2005 – books.google.com
Killers of the Lonely Hearts: The Tale of Serial Killers Raymond Fernandez & Martha Beck (A True Crime Short) by W Eisner – 2017 – books.google.com