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How to Hold a Pencil

Various Pencil Grips

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Have you ever been told that you're holding your pencil the wrong way? Or that there is only one right way to hold a pencil for drawing? Chances are that this well-intentioned advice wasn't quite right. There is no single right way, and whatever 'works' for you is probably the best choice. This short article demonstrates the most popular ways to hold a pencil for various drawing effects. Try experimenting with various pencil grips, as different methods will suit you for various effects, and you may find some more comfortable than others.

You will need: 5 minutes, some scrap paper and a pencil.

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