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Old 08-26-2012, 07:05 AM
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Lee Hammond book of crayon drawing

Im intrigued by this book by Lee Hammond - all the artwork has been done with crayola crayons, and looks really good to me. Has anyone bought this and tried crayon drawing?

www.amazon.co.uk/gp/reader/1440308101/ref=sib_dp_pt#reader-link
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Old 08-26-2012, 07:48 AM
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Re: Lee Hammond book of crayon drawing

I took a look at the reference and some of the works - not sure if I really like them Lexy. They look sort of gritty and rather 'artificial'. I think you do such fabulous work, stick to your style. I love it.
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Old 08-26-2012, 08:25 AM
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Re: Lee Hammond book of crayon drawing

Well I dont know much about crayons other than they are wax based like the prismas but I think maintaining a point would be hard. I also looked at the book and I agree with Cammi. Why change your work is outstanding. I think it is interesting but I would not change.
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Old 08-26-2012, 10:02 AM
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Re: Lee Hammond book of crayon drawing

About 15 years ago when my daughter was in grade school I volunteered as a parent helper. Once the teacher found out I was an artist she requested some artwork for her classroom (only too happy to help). Since what we decided to have me make were larger pieces I actually did them with Crayola Crayons. Both of us were impressed with what could actually be done with the crayons, but it was definitely a different technique to getting the rich color. Sorry - no photos since it was done so long ago and I wasn't thinking too much about it, but I ran into this teacher a year or so ago and she told me that she still uses the art - and still tells the kids this is work done with crayons. At the time I thought I would try to really explore this medium, but the pencils were in my blood at that time and I couldn't put them down
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Old 08-26-2012, 12:19 PM
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Re: Lee Hammond book of crayon drawing

I love using Crayola Crayons. I've only completed one finished drawing with them, but it turned out pretty well. They are really good to use for big drawings since they are difficult to sharpen to a fine point.
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Re: Lee Hammond book of crayon drawing

I stood and paged through her book in the shop, and was absolutely amazed at what she had achieved with crayons. But as has been pointed out, probably very different techniques! I am still tempted to go and buy the book, though, because she did amazing works!
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Re: Lee Hammond book of crayon drawing

I'm not sure but I think it would be similar to using oil pastels. What is the quality of Crayola crayons regarding lightfastness and are they archival?
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Re: Lee Hammond book of crayon drawing

Oh my goodness Wow!! And crayons are cheaper!
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Re: Lee Hammond book of crayon drawing

When I first moved to East Coast I was broke and jonesin' really bad for something to draw/paint with. Couldnt afford anything tho but crayons soooooo...... this is what i accomplished with them........

P.s. this is before i saw Hammonds book about crayons. BUT, when i did see it I wanted it. Found it at a book store and leafed through it. There was all of maybe 3 things that was useful. The rest of it is a learning curve you have to deal with on your own depending on style/technique.

Some of the detail on the frog was done with crayola colored pencil..sorry for the graininess...(the frog was finished and my sister in law got it before i could take new pic.)


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Re: Lee Hammond book of crayon drawing

If you haven't seen Don Marcos work you will be blown away! He uses Crayola Crayons...and he is known as the Master Crayon Artist.

Www.mastercaryonartist.com.

Some of his work sells for big $$$. I didn't take time to browse his offered sales but one original that I saw was selling for $3000!!!!

He has prints offered as well.

I have the book, but must confess that I haven't done much with my art for quite a long time.

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Re: Lee Hammond book of crayon drawing

Wow, now that is a different calibre altogether from Lee Hammond. Don Marco is a magician with those crayons. Absolutely mindboggling work.
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