Color Mixing & Celebrating Spring Happy St. Patrick’s Day! By all means, sip up the green beer, have green eggs and ham (blegh!), wear green (or, sometimes, orange), and pinch away at everyone who doesn’t play along, but for us artists this holiday means indulging the opportunity to celebrate the earthy, greedy, jealous, fertile,...
Our photo reference gives us all the information we really need but often we lack the focus to truly analyze it properly. Here are some tips.
This is a time when we all declare to make some changes with New Year’s Resolutions. The turning of the calendar page to whole new year signifies a beginning and a clean slate to play with. An artist, however, may have a different looking list of resolutions than the average individual. Usually, it contains goals...
Tips for successful portraits: Lee Hammond explains what to avoid when using a photo reference for painting people and pets.
Learn how you can use colored pencil and pastel together for drawing realistic birds and butterflies.
In this inspiring blog post, artist and author Lee Hammond explains why we make art, and why it might be the greatest thing one can do.
Artist Lee Hammond explains how to draw a rose with graphite in this free mini-lesson on flower drawing for beginners.
Lee Hammond discusses the benefits of drawing animals and plants at the zoo, a perfect place to sketch and practice art.
Find the current schedule for art workshops with Lee Hammond here, including her classes on acrylic, graphite drawing, colored pencil and more.
Lee Hammond gives advice on how to share your love of drawing with children.
Artist Lee Hammond discusses ways to create accurate drawings, including using the grid method, a plumb line, and the controversial projector.