…but there is a correct way to sharpen your watercolor pencils:
Use a sharp handheld sharpener. You can get replacement blades for many of them, all you need is a small screwdriver to change the blades. Or use a sharp craft knife to conserve the lead.
Take care not to drop or bang your pencils. If you get new pencils home and notice that the leads fall out when you sharpen them take them back to the store as they have been dropped. Make sure you try out your pencils you order online too, if you sharpen them and the lead breaks send them back.
Good quality pencils are an investment and with card should last you until you use them up (not just until the leads start breaking) so treat them right! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!