In this video drawing lesson I’m going to show you how to create a super sharp long tip on your pencil.

A sharp tip is so important for really helping the pigment of your pencil to penetrate your paper, so you can lay down layers of colour and create a wonderful vibrant effect without clogging the paper surface too quickly.

I’m using Derwent Coloursoft pencils and the Superpoint sharpener. Some people comment that Coloursoft breaks too easily so in this video I show you how to use these wonderful rich creamy pencils properly so you don’t break them.  I’ll also show you a handy tip using the Derwent sanding block for when the tip does break (so you don’t have to sharpen so often and wear your pencils down too quickly).

You’ll get to see for yourself what a wonderful long sharp point the Superpoint sharpener makes. Recently when I was demonstrating at the Patchings festival in Nottingham I would often be sharpening my pencils and onlookers were amazed by the length of the tip that I was achieving. I thought it was a great idea to share the same process with you all because there appears to be a need.

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