|Here you can see pencil stub and new white pencil|
Colored pencils are great for artwork. Nice, dry medium and totally portable. But they can be a little pricey. When working on a large piece it is easy to use several pencils of the same color completely.
|Pencils with paper clip to push together|
For my large magnolia drawing(s) I have already just about used up 4 white pencils. Right down to the stubs!
|Pencils, glue and high-tech tool!|
Even with a pencil extender, I am running out.
To use all of the pencil a small investment in a super-type glue, steady hands ( and to be honest a small amount of nail polish remover! To unstick fingers!)
|Joined pencils, see how one is almost used up!|
And wa la, I can use up all the pencil!
I did discover that using a partially unbent paper clip helped me glue the pencils together without gluing my fingers together.
Top one just joined, bottom used almost to the nub again!
but I got another 1/2 hours use.
|sharpened with a pencil sharpener, They hold just fine!|