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    Do you use your wrist or arm movement?

    I suppose these questions are important to me...for some reason...so I thought I would ask here.

    1) Do you draw with movement powered from your wrist (while your arm stays stationary) or do you lock your wrist and allow the movement from your arm (which ultimately comes from your shoulder power) to glide your pencil/pen across the page when drawing?

    2) Anyone here ever use a lightboard? find them useful or necessary when sketching?
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    1) depends on the line I'm drawing, and which method better suits the arc/line I'm making.

    2) for comic art, yes. Much faster than cleaning up a ginormous sketch.
    Just blow up a thumbnail on a photocopier, lightbox it and boom, you're done in half the time and you've got nice clean lines.
    Again, it's useful for various purposes. I rarely use it anymore though.

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    a lot of people are telling me to use the movement from my shoulder to power my lines, instead of my wrist...like..for everything I draw.

    And I find myself using a lightboard all the time. Usually to flip my image over and see it reversed. Doesn't that help you spot errors?
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    yeah....I just use a mirror for that lately....or the horizontal flip tools on the compy heheh.

    most drawing comes from the shoulder for me too...probably in the ballpark of 90-99% of it....but that's not to say that drawing from the fingers/wrist/elbow can't be useful now and then. Whatever gets you the most precise lines.

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    wrist, is all in the wrist ^-^

    i think using the whole arm is good for big drawings, when getting the simple shapes down, but i use an A4 sketchbook, so i never need to.

    the only difference i have in drawing is the space between the pencil nib and my hand. i hold the pencil at the end of it (so my hand is far from the paper) for getting shapes and ideas down, and then move closer to the nib and paper for the detail



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