Lee Hammond

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Lee Hammond began her artistic career at an early age, teaching art classes to aspiring students while she herself was still in college at the University of Nebraska back in 1976. While she chose to discontinue attending the University to pursue a working career, she continued to advance her art education through other classes and art programs, and used “teaching” as a way of “learning.” The results are a unique drawing style she personally developed, being mostly self taught. Read more here…

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The Sharp Kerry mechanical pencil by Pentel

2B or Not 2B

Graphite pencils for drawing are not created equal. Read how Lee Hammond came to use a mechanical pencil for her graphite drawings, and which she prefers for blending.

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I’m Listening

Sometimes in life you get called by your inner voice to investigate other things. You can either stay put, in the comfort of “what already is,” or venture out into the great unknown. Thankfully, due to my publishers and this blog, I can take you along on the journey.

Panther drawing in colored pencil for the Friends of Florida Panther Organization

Creating Art With a Purpose

Having a calling as an artist is a true gift. Your inner drive to create beautiful things is such an awesome feeling. But the ability to do good things in this world with your art is even better. Looking back over my career, I can honestly say that I've lived a full life, creating...

Me and My Girl, graphite drawing by Lee Hammond

Art Can Break Your Heart

Artist Lee Hammond shares why "art can break your heart," as she takes you behind-the-scenes of the personal dedication pages of her instructional drawing books.