Hello again everyone,

I have a few things I'm hoping you guys (and gals) could help me out with. I'm unsure how some things are down when drawing with a Wacom tablet. Here are a few things I'm unsure of.

1. I see in the videos that the artists constantly zoom in and out. Are they using a short cut or using their Wacom stylus to zoom in and out?

2. Is it better to zoom in when drawing, say the facial features?

3. I'm using to drawing very tiny....for some reason making long sweeping strokes is very hard and they end up 'wrong' either not following the original sketch ect. Do I need to get used to make a stroke in one attempt as apposed to slowly drawing the line in stages?

4. Should my hand touch the Wacom? It looks like in the few video's I've been able to view that the artist really never places the heel of his hand down.

I'm sorry if all this might seem basic but I'm trying to develop good techniques before I really get down to business. I'm not as young as I used to be and learning comes a little slower lol. I welcome any hint or tips to making my drawing life a bit easier. I really want to learn this and practice will help greatly but the correct fundamentals will go even further.

Once I get this down I can tackle stuff like drawing hair, which I can do when looking at a picture but not without. For some reason I just have not been able to tackle that lol, but that's for another time.

On a side note I have a Wacom Intuose 5 medium and I'm using Manga Studio 5. (I have a very old Photoshop CS2 but hardly use that right now)

Thanks in advance and sorry about the huge post.