Artists Tip #2 – What to do when your pencil lead breaks

Artists Tip #2 – What to do when your pencil lead breaks

When your pencil lead breaks because you pressed too hard and you do not have a pencil sharpener or pocket knife handy, simply light the end of your pencil on fire using a match or lighter, let it burn for 10 seconds and blow it out. You now have charcoal which is an excellent substitute for lead. Repeat as needed.

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11 thoughts on “Artists Tip #2 – What to do when your pencil lead breaks

  1. That would work réné! Hahaha

    It could be added as an alternative like this:

    What to do when your pencil lead breaks:
    Option a – lighter or matches (see above post)
    Option b – use your teeth (Thanks réné – see her comment)
    Option c – buy push top pencils instead, that come with refillable leads

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