Asked • 08/14/19

Keep pencil leads from breaking during transportation?

I sharpen my drawing pencils the "proper" way, with a knife. This leaves a large portion of exposed material (graphite, colored pencil, charcoal), usually 3/4 in. to 1.5 in. long.My issue is finding a way to keep the leads from breaking while I'm taking them from place to place. When I'm just working from home, I keep them point-up in a cup, or laying flat in a tray.Putting the pencils in a hard case hasn't helped exactly how I want, because I still feel the need to be overly gentle so that the tips don't get smashed into the side.Is there a more reliable way to get my pencils from place to place without sweating about breaking the leads and needing to resharpen them?If possible, I'd like to be able to transport them in a backpack, so long as I'm gentle about setting it down.

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Tayler O. answered • 08/15/19

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Traditionally and Digitally trained Visual Development Artist

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