- Well done
Be assured that both "underhand" and "writing" positions are useful: underhand for loose flowing lines, and writing for careful details. As to the direction of the strokes, there is often some misunderstanding on the purpose of this exercise: it is meant to learn your best direction, so that you can turn the paper to get the best results
. Drawing realistic textures without blending is done by laying many layers of gentle
(cross-)hatching, very closely.
Good job in this class, please move on to class 2