Last week I had the honor of being appointed Artist in Residence for the Rookery Bay Research Reserve. What started out four years ago as a “please let me rent a room to teach” request, has become a full program that I can develop.
Lee Hammond identifies barriers every art student must overcome to achieve their next level of artistic success. Lee sheds light on the barriers in hopes students will overcome them with more artistic awareness.
Do you think it's challenging to draw clothing and fabric? Lee Hammond has the answers you're looking for.
Question: “I draw and paint but also work full time. I want to make more time for art and also get out of this artist's block that I seem to have been in. I think fear of failure is holding me back. Can you give me any tips on what to do to break...
“Why are drawing eyeglasses so darned hard? What am I doing wrong?” This is a common dilemma. I’ve seen it a million times ... a beautiful portrait fails miserably because the subject of the drawing is wearing eyeglasses. Often, the face looks good, and the glasses look like a cartoon.
Drawing with crayons as an adult is much more difficult, and the reason is twofold. Crayon art involves more than meets the eye - see how here.
Watercolor can be a fun medium. It creates beautiful washes of color that can be a joy to brush onto paper. But, watercolor can be a problematic medium. Because of its transparent nature, it's easy for an artist to lost control of it.
Looking for art workshops in Florida? Join artist Lee Hammond for classes in colored pencil, graphite, and acrylic painting.
I admit, there are times I question why I keep producing drawing after drawing, painting after painting. I don’t exhibit or sell things in galleries. I do most of my work for these two reasons.
Many of you know how much I love animals, and how I love giving back to my communities through charity work. This week, I had an unexpected gift given to me. It came in the form of a beautiful dog, which I named Ginger.
Here are some helpful hints to overcome the artist insecurity we all have from time to time, and instead build your self-esteem as an artist.