Originally Posted by Nihil679
You never held a pencil like that?
It's definitely possible, but the position she's in makes holding the pencil very uncomfortable. Also, you would be able to see the part of the pencil hidden between her index finger and thumb. The image makes it seem as though the pencil is either going through her index finger, or floating behind her hand.
EDIT: I'd like to amend my post. It is possible to get the pencil in a position where it is hidden between your thumb and index finger. I'd post pictures if I had a camera.