This is a question I get asked a lot by those starting to learn to draw. Holding a pencil for drawing is similar in a way to holding a pen for handwriting in that there are ways that get better results, however it is a personal choice. Just like handwriting we all have a unique style so I think the best advice is however it feels best.
When you go into art shops and stores there are so many things you could buy other than the basics like the paper, the paints and the palette. It can be really daunting because you begin to feel that you need everything and then you start thinking that perhaps drawing and painting is going to be too expensive.
It doesn’t have to be that way, it is nice of course to have all the accessories and gadgets on offer in these stores but you can still develop your art without many of them. I wanted to share a few simple tools or accessories that you can make at home yourself that could make drawing and painting a bit easier.