Coloring Tip 2: Sharpening Pencils

Here’s “Your Wonderfully Short Tip,” which is sharpening your colored pencils with a knife. I constantly break my pencil leads when I use a regular sharpener and so sometimes what I like to do is use an Exacto knife and sandpaper pad as a alternative to a sharpener. It takes a bit longer, but I don’t mind. I’ve rarely broken the lead using this method. Just be careful not to cut yourself!

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