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I'll assume you're talking about Conté pencils (Fusain Charcoal, that often come in sets with grey and white Conté). Caran d'Ache has a pencil extender with a 9 mm diameter, which should be sufficient for those pencils, which are slightly smaller. You can search for 'FixPencil 0012' or 'CARAN 12.009' (e.g. here). And there are generic brand double-ended ...


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In retrospect, I don't know how I missed it, but here are the details for anyone else wondering: Pulling the feeding arm extends the spring. When the arm is pulled all the way back, it's locked. At this point, rotating the sharpener crank (without a pencil) will release the lock, and cause the arm to spring back all the way in. But instead we keep the arm ...


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These should have been just comments, but they ended up too long, so here I go again, partly repeating what others had already said... 1.) That's some very concerning fading you got there. Just in case smudging somehow contributes to it as suggested by other people, I wanted to point out that for your chosen methodology — finishing up detailed work on parts ...


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Given: The speed of the fading (especially since you cover your art when not working on it). There seems to be some smudging/fading in parts of the graphite (graphite is usually very light-fast). You said that you are partially using watercolor pencils (which are designed to smudge very, very easily). I think it is more likely that most of the fading is ...


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Your colored pencils probably aren't lightfast. Look for a lightfast rating on the packaging, if there's not one, there's your problem. If there's not, keep the picture out of the sun to prevent fading. You might want to purchase high quality lightfast pencils such as Caran d'Ache, Holbein, or Prismacolor as those are the best pencils with high lightfast ...


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THE SUN Bright lights and UV rays will fade color Dust its also a factor: since its near to impossible to stop once its settled, you'll try to remove it, and game over... The main factor would be: sunlight. Yes. Unless they're high-quality pencils, they tend to be less likely to fade. So... minimize the exposure of bright sunlight and UV rays. How? by ...


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Building on @Joachim's comments above, yes, the direct sunlight can affect the color and make them dull. Hence, when you are not working, you should store the paper in dark (or use some protective varnish) Also, Do you wear any artist's glove while (A glove that covers ring & pinky finger)? -> If you are not using it, then it might help you with ...


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