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Hold Your Pencil Flat With Your Paper When Sketching

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When sketching, hold your pencil lead in a way that it will be flat with the paper. Pick the pencil up with your thumb, index, and middle fingers keeping the length pencil under your palm. This will help you have softer lines and shade more easily.

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joannapea81 says:

I had an art teacher explain that sketching is not writing, and to not hold your pencil like you are going to write. Instead, find a comforable way to hold the lead flat to the paper. It will take a while to figure out how to get fcomfortable holding your pencil a different way, but it is really worth it. This revolutionized my ability to draw. 



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