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What can I do to stop my colored pencils from falling apart?

I have an issue where the point and core of my colored pencils will fall out when using them or sharpening them. These pieces can be up to an inch long. As they're primarily Prismacolors, they're ...
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What is the proper way to sharpen a pencil?

I wasn't aware that there could be a proper or improper way to sharpen a pencil till I read this (Keep pencil leads from breaking during transportation?): I sharpen my drawing pencils the "proper" ...
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Keep pencil leads from breaking during transportation?

I sharpen my drawing pencils the "proper" way, with a knife. This leaves a large portion of exposed material (graphite, colored pencil, charcoal), usually 3/4 in. to 1.5 in. long. My issue is finding ...