For a start you would like to go it a bit easy on the dry jelq. My personal experience has sometimes especially in the earlier periods caused me to bleed. As time has gone by I am now able to insert a lot of pressure and do it almost at 90% erection. I got plenty of length gain from this in the initial stages
You must always remain patient as growth comes with time
I agree with Prickle and luvdadus, “tacky” jelqing works best for me. It allows my hand to slide down my shaft, and I still feel a good stretch as with dry jelqing.
I do wet jelqing. I tried dry jelqing the other day and it felt like I was going to pull my skin right off my dick. Maybe I just didn’t know what I was doing properly. Back to wet for me though because I’m getting results from wet jelqing anyway and it seems to me that wet jelqing is actually healthy for the penis(not saying dry isn’t—I don’t know since I have no experience with it). Of course a newbie should start slowly.