Now I am trying to write with a lighter hand to more comfortably improve my handwriting. Although I've read pretty much every archived thread about this topic, I notice that there is very little input on exactly how your fingers are positioned when it comes to directions or the clock and in regards to where the pen rests on the middle finger, especially for left handed people. I notice I tend to have the pen rest on my middle finger in between the first and second knuckle, which is comfortable but it sets my index finger squarely on top of the section in line with the nib. Many that rest the pen just below the first knuckle with respect to the fingernail have a more spread out finger grip that I would like to adopt. I have gotten better at being able to write with less pressure in this way, but I found myself writing with a mechanical pencil with this grip and it kept slipping out. I am considering picking up a pilot vanishing point so if I could try to teach myself to hold a pen in a more standard way then it would make the pen more pleasant to use. Picture related has the modified grip style that I am trying to adopt where the index is about at 1 o'clock and the thumb and middle finger and 10 and 5 o'clock, respectively. If I rest the pen above the knuckle I find the index goes to about 12 o'clock exactly.
Am I overthinking this idea? As a kid I don't remember ever being taught how to write or hold a pencil in any way differently from right handed children which I take it is what leads some people to develop weird grips and writing angles like my brother as an overwriter. Since I've taken to making my writing experience better I tend to notice the way others hold writing utensils more and more, especially lefties, but it seems like there is no standard way for them.
Edited by linkoiram, 26 March 2020 - 05:11.