|Ballpoint pen in pocket Moleskine Cahier journal.|
It took a while, but I've gotten comfortable enough with art to draw random things in my sketchbook that I don't always show you, my current run of live figure drawing and gestures included. But sometimes I manage a small and presentable biju.
Ballpoint pen is unforgiving in pressure handling—I had no idea before that I had such a heavy hand with a pen still. I thought I'd gotten better, but apparently I only changed my grip to a less damaging one without changing the damaging pressure.
By the way, switching away from my previous grip helped considerably with reducing pain from art sessions. Here's a little graphic I did to show others how to grip a pen/pencil/stylus without pain:
|Tripod grips are the best grips.|
For more about what biju are, see Biju.
Ava Jarvis is an ink and watercolor artist with a portfolio site at avajarvisart.com. If you found this post useful, consider a one-time tip or supporting Ava on Patreon.