Hold a Pencil - Learn How to Hold a Pencil
By Helen South, About.com Guide
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Using The Basic Tripod Grip
Using the basic tripod pencil grip.
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When you hold a pencil using the the tripod grip, you use your fingers and thumb to control the pencil, and for fine work, the hand can rest on the page. Use a spare sheet of paper to keep your drawing free from smudges and skin oils. If more movement is required, the wrist or elbow can be rested against the edge of the drawing surface, used as a pivot.
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