Originally Posted by strange_wings
I thought that was how everyone held a pencil? Unless you're curling your hand up, too?
I hold pens and pencils the exact way you described, the only exception being when I'm shading something or if my hand is hurting I'll using my middle finger to help guide the pen/pencil, too.
Like the way lefties write? I've been known to occasionally write like a lefty, but that's usually because what I'm writing on doesn't have enough room on it, OR I'm actually writing with my left hand. My writing looks like a doctors scribble on a prescription pad no matter which hand I write with, but I'm right dominant. I don't curl my wrist like that though. I was fiddling around with different ways to write legibly holding the utensil differently, I think the way she tried to get me to write was resting the pencil on my index finger, guiding with thumb, knuckles up/palm down, which I can't possibly comprehend how anyone would find that comfortable.
I realized my better half signs his name similar to mine, but he leaves out his middle initial. I think alot people just get annoyed with signing their name, especially if they're signing documents regularly, and signatures just evolve into something that can be written comfortably and quickly. It'll be interesting when we get married and I have to figure out how to sign a new last name LOL!