Posted 27 November 2017 - 11:16
I disagree with this movie. I do agree with the placement of the index and the thumb, but the pen should rest in the web of the hand between thumb and index.
But the pen lies inert in the hand, the index finger and thumb do not control the movement but make sure the pen does stay fixed in the hand. This needs only a very light grip and no pressure. The actual control is done with the arm muscles.
Only if you want to use flex you will need to provide an up and down movement and there the fingers may have some function.
I had the same thoughts whilst watching the video. Almost all the best sources of knowledge regarding handwriting say that the gross movements should come from the arm, not the hand or fingers. Fingers are only used for the very fine adjustments needed, but the bulk of the movement should start at the shoulder.
I thought the video offered very poor advice.
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