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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: North Light Books (February 8, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1440312915
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440312915
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.2 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #669,803 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

A professional artist and instructor for 20+ years, Lee Hammond has authored and produced 40+ North Light and ArtistsNetwork.TV products. She has owned and operated the Midwest School of Art in Lenexa, Kansas for six years and now has a studio in Overland Park, Kansas where she teaches. She conducts drawing seminars, gives school lectures and mentors nationwide. Visit her website at LeeHammond.com


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A professional artist and art instructor for more than thirty years, Lee has authored more than 30 North Light books, and has appeared and contributed in over 75 publications, DVD's and video streams. She owned and operated the Midwest School of Art in Lenexa, Kansas for six years and now has a private studio in Overland Park, Kansas where she teaches during summer and fall. In the winter months she lives and teaches in Naples, Florida where she is the artist in residence for the Rookery Bay Research Reserve. She is also the artist for the Friends of Florida Panther organization. She conducts drawing seminars, gives school lectures and mentors nationwide. Also a certified police composite artist in the Kansas City metro area, and Southwest Florida, she has worked with ¬ďAmerica¬ís Most Wanted, and other crime related TV shows and documentaries.¬Ē A former contributing writer for The Artist¬ís Magazine, she has also been licensed with many of NASCAR'¬ís racing teams to produce art and fine art prints. Her work is seen online at www.leehammond.com.

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Excellent info for beginning artist as well as advanced.
Bootsie
This book has the usual stuff in the beginning of it, the bits that teach you basic drawing and how to learn, etc.
Amarrna Sunreaver
Most of the book is visual, assisted by sufficient written explanation.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amarrna Sunreaver on July 26, 2012
Format: Paperback
This book has the usual stuff in the beginning of it, the bits that teach you basic drawing and how to learn, etc. So, really, you could learn drawing from any of them. I actually have this on my NOOK Tablet and it's got great little projects on nature/landscape as well as wild animals. All of Lee Hammond's books are great, you can't go wrong with any of them and this one is in keeping with the rest. Also, I have all of these books for a good reason. In my case, creative lows are made so much easier by just doing the project drawings in these books. If there's something specific you're having trouble with, you can look it up with this many books, that's important for self-taught artists like me, you need reference material. The dry spells come along whether we like it or not, so do these projects to keep your skills sharp in-between drawings, paintings, etc.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Shaun Patterson on February 12, 2013
Format: Paperback
In this review we get back to basics so to speak and take a look at what can be seen as a very traditional artists practice, Sketching animals in nature.

The book presents itself as a beginners guide to sketching a variety of animals from birds and common animals, to exotic big cats and undersea dwellers. It contains the usual introduction of basic techniques as well as materials needed to accomplish the tasks. There are a variety of exercises that take the reader through the sketching process from basic (construction via basic shapes) and the more advanced (sketching differing kinds of realistic fur).

One of the central exercises has the readers making a grid around the reference image and on the destination page and then drawing the animal box by box, breaking it down into abstract shapes. While I don't have any issue with learning about how to break and image down into component shapes, I find this particular exercise problematic for beginners as it is far to detail oriented at the expense of the big picture. This becomes an issue when many young artists already suffer from drawing perceptions that are far too concerned with the minutiae of a drawing instead a solid understanding of the basics. That being said, I find that in practice the grid exercise is extremely useful when trying to understand the complexity of animal anatomy.

The book really hits on a core theme that artists often forget, and that is to "Be easy on yourself and just enjoy the process". This statement rings true for the novice and seasoned alike, especially as your career gets going and you begin to become more and more end result oriented.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Re Waller on November 21, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
When it comes to drawing of any kind, there is know one better, and I have tried them all.
Thank you.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bootsie on August 25, 2012
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A truly wonderful book. Lee Hammond explains everything in great detail. Excellent info for beginning artist as well as advanced.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Kathy W TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 14, 2013
Format: Paperback
This is an outstanding book for the novice to the more advanced. It is filled with techniques and illustrations that cover a wide variety of ways to make your art work more realistic. The book is about 8x10 in size, hard cover, with 144 pages of step-by-step illustrations. The cover states 30 start-to-finish demos on a variety of critters (animals, birds, tigers, reptiles, squirrels, turtles, etc.).

Lessons include drawing eyes, fur, feathers, antlers, etc. Tips on landscape (meadows, woodlands, mountains, skies, etc.) are included. Many proven techniques are demonstrated using graphite sketches so you can really see the detail in fur, skin texture, etc.-like the turtle's skin, the chimp's skin and wrinkles, the depth of fur on a squirrel, etc.

Basic principles are covered, such as materials, shading, blending, seeing and sketching the basic shapes in critters and nature, drawing, basic composition and elements of nature, skies, clouds, sunsets, trees, silhouettes, simple to complex scenes, grass, leaves, water, rocks, reflections, animal characteristics, basic shapes in animals, using black and white, drawing eyes, fur, create texture, long fur, curly layered fur, draw lion, tiger, cheetah, drawing segments, using contrast and balance in a composition, skin textures, wrinkles and folds, land animals (wolves, squirrels, fox, armadillo, etc), draw a wolf in foggy woods, lilly frog, water animals in aquatic settings with light patterns in water (hippo, otter, dolhins, turtles), and birds (seagull, flamingo, dove, swan, owl, robin, macaw).

The book is loaded and is an outstanding value for the budding artist. Most of the book is visual, assisted by sufficient written explanation. I bought this for a close friend who paints, but needs to improve technique.
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Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I've drawn most of the animals in this book, and to my surprise they look almost alike! It has many useful tips and shows the technique to draw every animal!
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This is an amazing video program. In minutes my daughter's drawing skills improved. Wonderful, clear directions and great advice on tools. .
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