I’v been drawing swords and axes using a drawing tablet (didn’t have paper in the house and wanted to get started asap). I’m finding that I’m unable to draw straight lines unless it’s a few cm so that I can do it from the wrist. What is the correct posture to draw from the shoulder? Do I need to rest my elbow on a table and let it slide over the table, or is the whole arm ‘free floating’? Do I position my upper body slightly backward/straight up so that my arm is straight, or bend forward so that the arm is bent too? Am I overthinking this ?
That might help you a bit. This is for general pen and paper drawing.
I have been having the same struggle. My confident lines don’t end up where I necessarily want them. Maybe it’s just a practice thing? But I have been overthinking it about as much as you have lol.
Very helpful thanks.
yes it does vary and its not always the case that you draw from the shoulder just as much as possible. When using a tablet ideally you will have it on a stable surface and you arms will be away from the canvas/screen.
hope that helps
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