So today I feel like talking about how to get the most from our colored pencils. Although they're tons cheaper than copics, its amazing how fast you can plow through the leads. (especially prismas since they're so soft and break notoriously easy) Before you know it you have dozens of tiny of stubs that you can barely hold.
Some of these you can remedy with a handy dandy pencil extender. They'll run you back about 3-5 dollars apiece. But its well worth it to keep at least two in your stash.
The pencil just fits into the sheath like so...
But eventually the pencils get too small even for extenders.
Look at these poor little guys....awwwww
But never say die. All you need is some super glue.
Just glue your old stub onto the end of your new pencil. (make sure you leave the pencil number at the end that won't be sharpened.) You can see the cream pencil that I glued a couple of weeks ago...the tip is absolutely miniscule now but you can see how this method ensures that absolutely none of the pencil lead is wasted. You can sharpen straight through the glued portion.
They are a little long at first but will soon wear down .
By the way, not all pencils are suitable for this. Lyras, for example, have rounded ends which can't be glued together.
I hope this is useful to someone else. :-)