I've been called “the briefcase-toting artist” by some who are implying that I'm both "right-brained" and "left-brained" at the same time. This theory, whose validity is challenged by some professional analysis, is clearly a stereotype that prevails.
If you want to try your hand at creating fine art with crayons, here are a few pointers from artist Lee Hammond.
Mosaic art is fascinating to me. Mosaics are like handmade jigsaw puzzles, much like the ones my father and I loved to do together when I was a kid. It can become a relaxing task of placing small pieces together into a beautiful design.
When it comes to drawing flowers, I personally believe that the single most important element is the ability of the artist to create realistic looking edges.
Lee Hammond shares three types of colored pencils that she prefers, and why.
"I can't draw a straight line with a ruler!" If I had a dollar for every time I heard that worn out phrase, I’d have a custom built studio overlooking the ocean in Fiji.
In my classes, there's a consistent question that comes up: “What paper should I use for this drawing?” There are so many varieties out there, and each one will create a different look. Here are some things to consider when selecting the paper for your project.
I just concluded a five day workshop on portrait drawing. This is a special week, for people come from all over the country (sometimes from all over the world!), just to learn my techniques for drawing realistic portraits.
Lee Hammond discusses the circular effect of sharing inspiration and becoming inspired with the residents she visits with her beloved therapy dog, Jackie.
Do you avoid drawing difficult things in your art, such as transparent items such as water and glass? Many do. It's a paradoxical subject, for often times a transparent object will actually hold the most patterns. Glass objects can contain more dark and light contrast, and the most color, of other, more simple subjects....
Lee Hammond shares her wide range of art-related experience and careers, offering inspiration for other artists today.