(Update October 31: Giveaway has ended) Enter for a Chance to Win a Free Drawing DVD: Lee Hammond's Lifelike Drawing DVD

The giveaway has ended.

Congrats to our winners:

Raymond Morris from Eva, AL, USA


Roberta Wilson from Wenham, MA, USA!

The Art Colony is pleased to offer you a chance to

win a free copy of

Lee Hammond's Lifelike Drawing DVD

- an 83-minute video workshop that demonstrates techniques for creating lifelike drawings in pencil. In this video, Lee Hammond shows you the steps to drawing a simple vase, a furry dog, a layered rose and a textured pineapple.

To get an idea of the type of art that is demonstrated in this video, check out the drawings on the DVD's cover (shown below).

For this giveaway, we have TWO brand-new DVDs to give away to TWO lucky winners! Both DVDs are unopened and in their original packaging. This DVD works in all regions.

How to Participate:

To enter this Giveaway, all you have to do is reply to this discussion by telling us:

"Why would you like to win this DVD?"


"What would you use the info in this DVD to create?"

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You can reply to this discussion as many times as you want, (as we would like to encourage interaction), but your name will only be entered into the drawing once. Everyone who answers this question will be assigned a number. At the end of the giveaway, a number will be randomly selected and whoever was assigned that number will be the winner. Conversation is encouraged, but people who respond in this thread without answering either question will not be entered into the giveaway.

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The giveaway ends on October 30, 2013 at midnight PST. A winner will be announced within 2 days of the end of the giveaway. The winner must provide their name and mailing address in order to receive the prize. If the winner does not respond within 2 weeks of winning, the prize is forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected.

There is no cost or fee to participate. Any potential taxes, import duties or other fees relating to the receipt of this book are the responsibility of the winner.

This is an international giveaway, so it's open to all of our members from around the world. The book will be shipped to you at our expense.

These DVDs were donated to the Art Colony as giveaway prizes by North Light Books, publisher of high-quality art instruction books and videos. Any trademarks or copyrighted material used in this promotion are the property of the respective owners and are used with permission from North Light Books.
Below you can see the front cover of the DVD:
Here's the back cover of the DVD:

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I would love to win the DVD because I have no artistic talent whatsoever. I challenge it to teach me to produce realistic drawings!  If it succeeds then Lee will become the ultimate heroine (even above Wilma Flintstone).

This is an awesome giveaway! This would really be a great guide for me on how to draw properly. I'm planning to create portraits of my pets after viewing the contents of the CD. I'd also like to do some digital art once I learn the basic steps in drawing so this would really be helpful for me. It would be awesome if I can be one of the two lucky winners. Thanks! :)

 I need all the help I can get to achieve beautiful works of art.

I'd definitely be trying the projects in the DVD because I like Lee Hammond's drawing style. I already have one of her books and enjoyed it very much, also I've seen some of her previous videos on Artist's Network TV. She's an excellent video teacher! I'm not a beginner but I found her lessons were useful because they refreshed me in the basics and gave me new techniques. She uses some short cuts that I'd never thought of when I taught myself realistic drawing. As a result, her drawings were simpler, livelier and more effective than my painstaking slow graphite method - and my quick sketches became tons more accurate after working through her book.

My realistic pencil drawings used to be stiff and awkward, suffer from composition problems and poor emphasis. I look forward to improving again with this DVD.

Seeing the way her hand moves, how she holds the tools and works is the other half of learning. Books teach a lot but when you can watch the teacher work, there's a lot of information it's almost impossible to get from the narration. This is also a good reason to watch videos multiple times. The first time when the narration's new, the lesson's clear and unless you need to review difficult parts, you'll more or less get that. But when you watch a master draw, all the lessons she didn't put in that lesson are there embedded in it too. That's also the great advantage to owning the DVD instead of just viewing the lesson online, being able to go back to it and page into it while working later on if you run into a problem or just want some inspiration.

I've seen the pineapple piece before somewhere and it was gorgeous - a very difficult fruit compared to the pears, apples and oranges I'm used to drawing.  

I am always trying to improve my drawing skills. For me, drwaings are the absolute base for any type of art. Lee's art instruction style is great... everything you need to know.

What a treat to have a DVD that actually has someone teaching in your home. I don't have many art classes in my area and this would truly help me advance my basic skills. I would use this item to draw all the things I have cherished in my life and wanted to remember through art. Thanks for this awesome opportunity.

I love drawing animals and would like my drawings to be more realistic and life-like.  If I could ever get my drawings to look like the reference I use, I would be most happy... not to be able to just copy, but to render a drawing that could be a portrait of the specific animal.

What a wonderful opportunity! To win one of these DVDs would add another level of learning to my journey! I've been following an ebook on how to draw, learning lots each lesson. I've started reading Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. A DVD learning experience would add another dimension! There are so many layers to learning from actually watching an artist teach and work. There are things to be learned that are difficult to articulate but can be appreciated visually during a demonstration. Thanks for the chance to win!

I would watch it first and see if it's appropriate for Elementary school.

I would practice what I learn & then watch it with a select group of students who are interested in drawing better.

Art Club, maybe?

I don't have one yet, but I'm planning on starting one at my school.

I would love to win these DVDs as I really need to improve my drawing which believe me needs all the help I can get !!

My mum found an old lovely photo of her mum (my nan) who died many years ago, so mum asked me to draw this photo so she could hang it the living room to remind her about the good times she had with her.  So i want to do it justice in drawing this photo, so having the Lee Hammond's DVD, i would be able to follow the instructions step by step and at a slow pace so i can produce a drawing for my mum that she would be proud off.  I have tried this drawing a few times before but it still has not come out the way i wanted it too.  So having this DVD would help me tremendously. 

My son's dog Maggie recently had to be put to sleep.  She was very old and could not walk.  Before she passed on, they brought a new puppy in the home, Zoe, who now is 6 months old.  We took pictures of the two of them together and i thought it would be nice if i painted  a portrait of the two pets for my granddaughter, who is 9-1/2.  I had painted Maggie many years ago, but i never was able to capture her expression, the look in her eyes or those special features that your pet has.  I feel this DVD could help me in this endeavor.  Thank you for your consideration.

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