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The word "proper" is in quotations for a reason: many artists share that opinion, but it's opinion. The proper way depends on you. The reason for knife sharpening of pencils is so that you're able to expose more lead at once to facilitate different shading techniques and to minimize lead wastage from standard sharpeners. However, for colored pencils, many ...


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Prismacolor pencils are notorious for lead breakage, but the creamy lay down keeps folks coming back. However, there are some things you can do to moderate the problem, in general (I'm going to answer a bit beyond the question). Pencil Selection The pencils that tend to break more easily have off-center cores. If you're buying open stock, take a look at ...


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You either need to immobilize the pencil in a separate container or put something on the end of the pencil to absorb the impact of being hit. Erica covers immobilizing the pencils well so I will focus on impact protections. Several products will be shown here. I am not endorsing any in particular but showcasing some different designs. Pencil caps You will ...


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A colleague of mine carries her 100+ colored pencil collection in a fabric pencil roll. The pencils slot into little rectangles or elastic along a rectangle of fabric, and then the rectangle is rolled up. It ends up about the size of a water bottle, and fits easily in purse, shoulder bag, or backpack. While most of these I've seen are for colored pencils (...


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I prefer a mixture of knife ( /blade) and sharpener (instead only sharpener) mainly for economy purpose. (For safety and better-grip, visitors could use knife, not blade) for the following causes: Most pencils (here), especially the branded ones (!) , doesn't have the lead at exact central axis of the pencil. A: what should it be theoretically. B. What ...


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I use any kind of sharpener to get some of the outer wood off and expose the graphite. I create the tip with sandpaper.


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A small tip when you buy a new color pencil, if it has a round shape and it is the case of the prismacolor, you can make them roll on a plane surface. If one does not roll as the well as the others it is likely that the core of this pencil is broken. Also if you want to protect them, some pencil cases exists (link to amazon), it protects the pencils in a ...


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