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    hand dexterity/coordination

    how can i "raise" my level of hand coordination/dexterity. i mean im ok over all but my hand get so shakey at times i have to re-draw a line like 6 times.
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    Practice

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    Sometimes it's not as straightforward as just doing what you were originally taught or taught yourself. If you find yourself shaky then make sure to brace your hand in a way that is comfortable for you. My main point though is that drawing different kinds of lines/shading/values can require a different grip too. Some visuals on different techniques and why to use them.

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    I improved my line work by practicing these exercises.
    They are boring as hell but they do work:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgDNDOKnArk

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    I have some experience with tattooing, and we use to practice with weighted pens & pencils.
    Do not overload it though (precaution: 1 to 2 pounds max, start with less), and take breaks.

    Just google some pencil weights or use a fishing sinker + tape.
    Disclaimer: serious cramps, or wrist/hand injuries if you're NOT careful.
    Last edited by Kurk2288; 09-04-2015 at 07:15 PM.

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    Are you drawing from the wrist? Use your elbow and shoulder in your strokes, and practice, practice, practice.
         
       
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    Quote Originally Posted by piņardilla View Post
    Are you drawing from the wrist? Use your elbow and shoulder in your strokes, and practice, practice, practice.
    ummmm IDK if im drawing from the wrist or not... im guessing that i am though

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    Quote Originally Posted by XoPachi View Post
    One thing you can try is doing some drawing exercises in pen or marker. One such you should do is fill a page with circles, triangles, and squares and various lines. Do every shape and line you draw in ONE stroke. As many as you can fit, each no bigger than your thumb. Try to make each shape cleaner than the last. Do this everyday as a warmup before actually drawing. It should stabilize your hand allowing for smoother confident lines and bump up your speed.
    thanks for the advice, ill try it out later when i have a chance.
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