Hey everyone, been a long time since I have been here but had a question for everyone. I have returned to drawing and am now planning to go to school this fall for art and I have recently picked up an art book to help get back into drawing again, the one thing it states at the begining of the book is the way a pencil should be held, it says that when drawing, you should hold the pencil as if you were holding a brush or a stick and not like a pen.
Now, I have never drawn like that, I have always held my pencil as if I was writing something and I was just curious to know how many others hold their pencil when drawing like a brush and if they find it easier to draw like this and why.
I am trying to draw like that and it is difficult, which of course would be expected, and as such things look pretty bad right now, lol. But the book has exercises to help with the switch from pen holding to brush holding, so Im giving it a shot.
Anyways, just curious to how everyone tends to draw and their feelings on it.
Thanks for your all your info.