It’s time for real talk. I saw a meme online and can’t find it again.

Am I the only one whose feed loses the stuff that I want to see, and keeps sending the stuff I don’t???

The meme had 4 doodles of hands and each had a pencil – different ways to grip a pencil – and each one had labels.  What? There are names?? It was gone before I had time to stick it in my brain or screenshot it, so had to wait til I had a few minutes for research…..and thus I bring you…..NINE that I found.  Even more than the meme!

Video: What’s the right way to hold a pencil?

Watch the video below and scroll to the end to leave comments or questions — or click HERE to watch it on YouTube and leave comments over there. I read both dutifully!

I still don’t know…

….if there’s a rhyme or reason behind my pinking and ring finger moving around at will. If I find out, I’ll let you know! The question will likely haunt my upcoming art for the next month or two, won’t it…

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I made my own memes

This one is a carousel-style, and will live over in the Tiny Tutorials class – where all my carousels are collected. It’s got about 150 of them, addressing all kinds of topics and mediums. And in there I’ve also collected videos that apply to the same! Sign up today. 

Which grip is yours?

I also made my own one-image meme that, aside from some weird finger drawings, has the more complete info I wish I had been able to find in the other meme. ;0)

Am I the only one who varies?

Do you swap around your tool-holding techniques? Within one piece, or do you swap it out based on the tool? Inquiring minds want to know…


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