Drawing Techniques: How to Draw People Animals Landscapes & More

Pear drawing by Lee Hammond, art advice

Take Your Art Further

There's a fine line between being finished with a piece of art, and having gone too far into the world of overkill. I have drawn myself right into a ditch at times, knowing I should've quit while I was ahead. But unless you have a lot of experience, chances are you're not going far...

cropped colored pencil drawing by Joseph Crone

Colored Pencil Art, Gangsta-Style

I would love to make up my own story about what either just happened or what’s about to happen in one of Joseph Crone’s colored pencil artworks, but I’ve invited him to take us beyond the paper and into his own psyche, to both connect us with his process and entertain us with his...

cropped colored-pencil-drawing-on-illustration-board-by-Lee-Hammond

Drawing: What Kind of Paper Should You Use?

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.

How to paint a vase in acrylic

Drawing Glass is Crystal Clear

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....