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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: North Light Books (Feb. 27 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1581804733
  • ISBN-13: 978-1581804737
  • Product Dimensions: 27.8 x 21.7 x 1.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 885 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #119,571 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Art Fanatic on June 3 2005
Format: Paperback
I got this for Christmas, and have used it ever since. This is a great book, which has a lot of tips and instructions. Lee Hammond includes recommended materials, and explains their use, and different types of paper you can choose from. She goes over all aspects of drawing with pencil, both people and animals, and shows how to draw with coloured pencil. I picked up some new skills while poring through this book. I also gained more confidence in drawing with pencil crayons. I refer back to this book often, and would recommend it to anyone.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By evian on Feb. 23 2008
Format: Paperback
I am very disappointed to find half of this book to be haphazardly cut and pasted from "How to Draw Lifelike Portraits from Photographs". It covers both graphite and coloured pencil techniques but only superficially. If you're serious about studying Hammond's methods, I would recommend purchasing her books separately eg "How to Draw Lifelike Portraits from Photographs", "How to Draw Portraits in Coloured Pencil from Photographs", "Lifelike Drawing with Lee Hammond" etc.
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The author seems genuinely concerned about teaching others how to draw. She wants us to enjoy the art of drawing so she provides us with all the information we need to do just that.
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118 of 119 people found the following review helpful
A Wise Investment June 20 2005
By Blueberry Muffin - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Lee Hammond is a good art instructor, but I must confess that some of her work is repetitive. The first book I got of hers was "How to Draw Real People." An EXCELLENT book- everything broken down and made simple. Then I got "How to Draw" Hands, Fashion Models, Animals, Sports Figure, Family, and Friends, etc. All of these books are quite the same. The first half of each book is dedicted to materials, graphing, blending, a few exercises, and then examples of her artwork. I realized that I had been wasting my money on all of those books. If you know how to blend or whatever, then you're pretty much set. However, I do suggest getting Real People, Fashion models, and Hands. If you insist on getting Hammond's books, I suggest getting "Lee Hammond's Big Book of Drawing." It's like all of her books finally being joined together to make one big dictionary of some sort. It would be a wise investment to get that instead of all of the other ones, which can become costly.
32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
A great book on drawing Nov. 10 2004
By Lene Daugaard - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I like this book very much.

It is very helpful on learning to draw in pencils and colored pencils (include watersoluble cp's). Subjects are people, animals and flowers. Both beginners and people who has started drawing will find it useful.

Lee Hammond describes in an easy to understand way about drawing materials, graphing photos, linedrawing, shading and the valuescale egg.

She shows many different subjects and goes specific into details on both human and animal-features : eyes, nose, hair egg. And it leads to a final drawing: a portray or an animaldrawing.

The only reason it didn't get 5 stars is because; if you have some of her books already, there will be some repetition to it. (the special-books have more lessons, though).

And also I find a few of her drawings not so good (as her usual standards), but that's minor. Most are excellent.
37 of 39 people found the following review helpful
The Best Drawing Book I've Seen July 27 2006
By Alice Ramirez - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is the book that really helped me! The other one I like is the old standard "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain." But for practical, usable exercises that will give you immediate results, this is definitely the book to have! Since I didn't have any of Hammond's previous books, there was no problem for me with repitition of material. I love that she is very specific in naming materials and explaining why she uses certain brands of materials vs. others. If you get only one drawing book, this should be it!
20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
Wonderful Feb. 21 2006
By Beks - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The book is quite awesome. I bought it just before I started taking a college art class and I find that it helps me more than the teacher does! I'm looking forward to buying more of Lee Hammond's books. I have already purchased her Lifelike Drawing and Drawing Realistic Pets: From Photographs, which are both equally awesome.
19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
Excellent Book July 18 2005
By Noke - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
She is one of my favorite authors on this subject. Her writing is simple and she doesn't talk you to death. It is very easy to follow all the exercises.

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