It can be tricky not to snap the lead, particularly the smaller ones. I still struggle with not snapping .3 What kind of mechanical pencil (size) do you use? Whichever size, however, the angle is actually very important in retaining the lead, and becomes much more important the smaller your lead size becomes as well.
Aww, thank you! Honestly it's a bit similar for me, I'll have some crazy drawing spurs of her, and then when I haven't drawn her for a long time, I can't help but come back and do some more. I think there's just something relaxing about drawing all of her details and diamonds haha
And I'm happy to hear that! Since something like that is pretty experimental, I'm glad to hear that you enjoy seeing it!