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Using the Underhand Pencil Grip
Casual sketching with the underhand pencil grip, a less common hold.

The underhand pencil grip is a useful though less common way to hold a pencil.

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The underhand pencil grip is a very loose and relaxed way of holding a pencil. This example is basically a tipped-over tripod grip, but you can also move the thumb higher or allow the pencil to sit in the 'V' of the thumb and palm, with the index and middle finger lightly controlling the tip. Holding a pencil with the underhand grip is useful for casual, broad sketching, such as with charcoal pencil.
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