How to hold tablet pen

Was experiencing pain in last two digits holding pen normally. I then uncovered a video on youtube saying it's finest to host the wacom pen in a vertical place, which relieves stress on the wrist and fingers. Anyone know what the a lot of common grip is just one of skilled digital artists?


Personally I began holding my stylus vertically. I don't remember having actually any kind of pain however my the tip of my stylus has a slightly scraped off edge currently.

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i also host the stylus vertically, generally becouse i watch Peter Han´s Dinamic Sketching and he recomends to hold the pen vertically (90° angle). Never suffer any pain.

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Pretty a lot "prefer a pencil" although that have the right to cover most different grips, from okay to downright destructive. "Like the image on the sidebar of this" covers it.

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The vital things:

keep your grip as light as possible, if you were staring at the display screen someone must be able to sneak up behind you and pluck your stylus out of your grasp

keep your wrist static, try to draw by moving your shoulder, elbow, and also fingers rather.

don't put any type of weight right into the palm of your hand also, let it glide approximately the tablet

I learnt these habits as soon as I operated in animation; all the older folks agreed that this was the ideal means to save the Carpal Tunnel Fairy amethod from your wrists. (They also pretty much unanimously recommfinished an extremely various grip that puts the side of the pencil tip against the paper; this helps force you to save your wrist stiff. Sadly this doesn't work extremely well through a Wacom stylus.)

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Original Poster3 years ago · edited 3 years ago

I'm also trying to learn to draw from the shoulder, and also I discover it tires my arm exceptionally easily. Do you rest your pinky on the canvas at all to assistance the weight of your hand?

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