Asked • 03/18/19

Do I need to hold the pencil in different ways for different kinds of shading methods?

There are different types of shading techniques like criss cross, straight lines, circular shading, blending, scribbling, and dot shading (drawing dots close to each other).I draw and shade everything by holding the pencil the same way I hold it for writing simply because I don't know better.Does holding the pencil in a particular way for particular types of shading result in better outputs? If yes, then please guide how to hold the pencil for different kinds of shading methods.

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Deborah G. answered • 06/19/19

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BFA Fine Artist with 14+ years teaching art

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