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How to Hold and Control Your Pencil

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Full course videos - http://www.proko.com/store Don't miss new tutorials, signup for my mailing list - http://www.proko.com/subscribe Being able to successfully manipulate your pencil is an important part of line drawing and shading. In this video you'll learn about the "Tripod Grip", "Overhand Grip", using your wrist vs. your shoulder, and how to use various parts of the pencil to control line weight. How to Sharpen a Charcoal Pencil: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_W9sZ8S7RM Follow Proko: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/prokotv Twitter - https://twitter.com/StanProkopenko Instagram - http://instagram.com/stanprokopenko Tumblr - http://stanprokopenko.tumblr.com/ Google+ - http://bit.ly/stangplus Email Newsletter- http://www.proko.com/subscribe --- CREDITS: Music used with permission Infomercial Music - "Disco con Tutti" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Title Sequence music by http://www.freakfandango.es/ Editing - Stan Prokopenko, Jon Neimeister (http://andantonius.cghub.com/images) Artist/Camera/Script - Stan Prokopenko (http://www.stanprokopenko.com) Special Thanks - Marshall Vandruff
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Kaito Giovagnoli (11 hours ago)
The initial part it look like a product placement of something, or a commercial break😂
MrWolf99 (6 days ago)
Are you tired of *M E S S I*
Fabriccio Idiarte (8 days ago)
This was the missing link in the portrait course. Very useful thank you.
Kantean Nightmare (9 days ago)
"if you don't stop doing that you'll get hairy lines!"
Dante (10 days ago)
What about fine liners?
elle (10 days ago)
"I think YOU should check out the premium courses" hurtful but fair
Jovanie Bandiola (11 days ago)
"i will not draw naked art models in class"
Arib Istawa (18 days ago)
what type of pencil did you use???
Darth Jaulce (21 days ago)
I love the intro
SunBro \[T]/ (23 days ago)
Holy shit, I just drew a circle with no help.
MarbleSwan666 (27 days ago)
Am i weird for liking hair lines? (Not too hairy just a bit) is there a name for this style? (Other than hair lines smartass)
Sherwin Mars (28 days ago)
My flow is so much better now.
Nguyen Duc (28 days ago)
few short years? i couldnot wait
ipotatosenpai (1 month ago)
Dude, I could never draw good figures in big canvases, now I know why
ipotatosenpai (1 month ago)
Anh Dương (1 month ago)
LOL! Are you an artist or a comedian? Seriously xD
Zombiezgrl dollar (1 month ago)
*AGGRESSIVELY*I need you to not waist paper, THANK YOU!!!!
stelios Gian. (1 month ago)
You have to be jack Nicholson's younger brother
I read like "control your penic".
TehProTrollBoi (1 month ago)
phil swift here
Blueflower L (1 month ago)
he's such a cutie pie and a good art teacher
antisty (1 month ago)
Any tips for leftys ??
FBI Agent 911 (1 month ago)
Teacher: what did you do the whole summer? (。•̀ᴗ-)✧ Me: I learned how to *_control_* my *_pencil_* ლ(▀̿̿Ĺ̯̿̿▀̿ლ)
JustBeREAL (1 month ago)
A few short years......omg
mo kh (1 month ago)
Thanks for Persian SUB ♥.
gula-gula getah sabah (1 month ago)
my question is how do you hold a wacom pen?
Frank Rojas (1 month ago)
Hello the past
Vytautas Grašys (1 month ago)
...with just few short years of practices... xDD
Kyle Trager Deauna (1 month ago)
Drawing from the shoulder will be my key of drawing a perfect GOKU.
Danish Rizvi (1 month ago)
sir i love your work but it will be great if you stop making unnecessary jokes all the time,keep your video short, more informative then fun. it will save time and efforts for both.
Jeffery Muter (1 month ago)
Timothy McGuire (1 month ago)
Omg this is literally the best. I feel like I have been holding it wrong the whole time. This just feels so right to me
arvien claveria (1 month ago)
The intro gives the infomercial vibes, selling vacuum cleaner and such.
hyper blossom (1 month ago)
Bless you and that intro
Keila Cepeda (1 month ago)
Could it be used for pen tablet in any way?
Jake Playz (1 month ago)
What if I die in two short tears Wth is a short year years are 365 days 😑
LapinBeau (1 month ago)
0:00 You lost me at COMIC SANS
Nxz4 (1 month ago)
I Feel like I’m drawing with my left hand
PENCIL LOVER (1 month ago)
Brenda Fluharty (1 month ago)
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. This is how I learned to draw and everyone thinks it's weird. I keep telling them their drawings will loosen up, but no one will try. But you explained why! Love your tutorials.
Đỗ Khắc Gia (2 months ago)
My neck just creak so loud on 4 13 pm 13/10/2018
DriftingThroughLife (2 months ago)
Love the intro on this one
Miledys D'Atena (2 months ago)
Thank you for your sharing your video!
TheMoonPrincess2 (2 months ago)
Just like calligraphy!
matt Marshall (2 months ago)
Do you have to hold your pencil like that even if you are drawing cartoons?
F.M ART (2 months ago)
cheapesr way to make graphite powder at home. https://youtu.be/HY1Zjl-xFDQ
Amazing Arts (2 months ago)
So for the past years I've been drawing wrong?
Farhan suryo (2 months ago)
Goddamn't! he looks like James Moriarty...
Farhan suryo (2 months ago)
Goddamn't! he is looks like James Moriarty...
Farhan suryo (2 months ago)
Goddamn't! he is looks like James Moriarty...
jm_draws (2 months ago)
OtakuGamerZ TV (2 months ago)
"With just few short Years of practice" Okay im out xD
kvarietyfan (2 months ago)
A few short years of practice. :D :P :P :D
Gabriel Alfaro (2 months ago)
Man, you had me at "Dunder Mifflin"
MK Genest (2 months ago)
Do you have any tips on how to better draw parallel lines, especially parallel to the edge of the paper such as the horizon line?
Mumza Rashid (2 months ago)
Would you please mention some book name for art I belong to Pakistan and I had to take admission in arts university so would you please guide me some. ..
Jakeztine (2 months ago)
But, i'm left handed..
Olli Seppälä (2 months ago)
good tips!
Lettush (2 months ago)
why are you so scary?
Paul S. (2 months ago)
You forgot about holding the pencil between your second and third finger. It enables you to do both wrist and shoulder drawing. Check out my Dan Nelson doing it in this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXBmvjjIEpc
Octavio Rdz (2 months ago)
jajajaja ame la intro!!!!!
Ttimer (2 months ago)
My shoulders hurt.... Must be holding it wrong haha. But I am drawing straighter lines.... AWESOME!
Maelen Gabunada (2 months ago)
what kind of pen is that
Emynodupeus Dupeusnoemy (3 months ago)
guardian218 (3 months ago)
Certain mannerisms remind me of actor Andrew Scott (Jim Moriarty from BBC's Sherlock Holmes).
A NANDI (3 months ago)
What is the meaning of your channel name??Proko???
Allie Luvs2Draw (3 months ago)
Proko, I declare you to be my art teacher of YouTube!!!! Your so gooood!!!!! I love the Jack Skellington drawing!!! You're awesome!!! Keep it up, buddy.
Lya The Dork (3 months ago)
But I use my drawing tablet -^-
Martin Strapko (3 months ago)
Aah, just don't bend your wrist on horizontal overhand grip like that; you will just cause a hand injury
davidfromYT (3 months ago)
what is that pencil i think i need to by that thing
Al _ (3 months ago)
“I will not draw naked art models in class” Jokes on you, I go to an art school
Tooba Khan (3 months ago)
can you do a video on how to make a stole in still life ? hurry as much as u can
Hynotama (3 months ago)
“Short” and “years” don’t belong in the same sentence.
Danish Malik (3 months ago)
My name danish malik plz tich me art
FUNfunFUNfunFUN (3 months ago)
SoraChiiy (3 months ago)
i came here because i draw using my wrists and not my shoulders and because of that it stressed out my wrists and I got ganglion cysts (it has been 2 weeks for me since i got a surgery to remove one of the ganglion cysts(the one on my right hand)) so I dont want it back so i have to learn to draw/write by moving my shoulders and not my wrists
jesse Miller (3 months ago)
I wondered how mike s miller holds the pencil funny yet makes supremely realistic and detailed drawings. Here you go
jesse Miller (3 months ago)
Great video proko
Mylure Diaz (3 months ago)
Not only did this show me how to draw but how to write better
Creator13 (3 months ago)
Are YOU Tired?!
The Broham Nation (3 months ago)
My friend and I were cracking up about this video.
jnorth1000 (3 months ago)
How to Hold and Control Your Penis
Sudipan Roy's Art (3 months ago)
I think it's depending on every one's style.... I'm i right?
xandercorp (3 months ago)
"Since writing only requires our wrist..." Writing motions are actually supposed to be done from the shoulder as well. Benefits are similar to those you described in drawing: cleaner, longer, more fluid lines, with more endurance and less cramping also! If even an artist teaching about the virtues of drawing from the shoulder missed this aspect of writing, the death of penmanship in the current time and the constant protestations I hear that cursive writing is "much harder" than print-style handwriting start to make sense. Also, love your videos! Keep up the good work.
Joshua Ellyskin (3 months ago)
Im currently learning to draw,im 18 and i havent draw for a long time.Hope me best i will try my Best :).Btw your Video Are Helpfull to me :)
StEjsing (3 months ago)
I always thought i held my pencil a bad way, because alot of people held it differently but now i know it isn't. :)
Rosemarie Grobler (3 months ago)
Awww fuc u man!
shogrran (3 months ago)
i see you do strange stuff in elementary school
burntt999 (3 months ago)
This morning i did circles with my shoulder for a while thanks to tips from mr lemen from your last video
verry barato (3 months ago)
lol amazing intro
FrostDrive (3 months ago)
I don't hold my pens either of these ways...
Mr. Bones (3 months ago)
this makes so much sense. Thank you. I'll use my shoulders more. and use shapes. I'll take it easy on my wrist. maybe this could also help by using the alphabet as well? hmm...I'll try using shapes with this method...
Fredy seytuque Millones (4 months ago)
que buen video.
contingent exe (4 months ago)
Few short years...
Fire Nation Files (4 months ago)
I got a MagicArm advertisement.
Powerphail (4 months ago)
I'm guilty of hairy lines.
Rachel Kennedy (4 months ago)
you make learning fun
StringPuppet Maestro (4 months ago)
"A few years of practice?" Only took me a few weeks of daily hardcore practice. A few years is what it took for carpel tunnel to screw up my dexterity, but that was from sculpting in hard chavant clay without heating it up to soften it first because I tend to be too much of a badass for my own good.
changmong lam (4 months ago)
Thank you sir
Genesis Ariba (4 months ago)
Araki at last your secrets are mine

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