Best Andrew Loomis books

Figure Drawing for All It's Worth

Andrew Loomis

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The illustrator Andrew Loomis (1892-1959) is revered among artists - including comics superstar Alex Ross - for his mastery of figure drawing and clean, Realist style.

His hugely influential series of art instruction books have never been bettered, and Figure Drawing is the first in Titan's programme of facsimile editions, returning these classic titles to print for the first time in decades.

Drawing the Head and Hands

Andrew Loomis

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The illustrator Andrew Loomis (1892-1959) is revered amongst artists - including the great American painter Norman Rockwell and comics superstar Alex Ross - for his mastery of figure drawing and clean, Realist style. 

His hugely influential series of art instruction books have never been bettered.

Drawing the Head and Hands is the second in Titan's programme of facsimile editions, returning these classic titles to print for the first time in decades.

Creative Illustration

Andrew Loomis

Best price for this book: $ 24

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During his career as one of America's most sought-after illustrators, Andrew Loomis (1889-1959) taught at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, and in 1939 he codified his lessons in his first manual, Fun with a Pencil. Four years later it had already been through six printings, and he followed up over the next two decades with a series of even more successful how-to books that remain the gold standard for artists to this day.

Creative Illustration is considered Loomis's magnum opus, which was aimed primarily at the professional-level illustrator. Divided into seven sections: Line, Tone, Color, Telling the Story, Creating Ideas, Fields of Illustration, and Experimenting and Studies, this book is filled with instructions, tips, insider experiences, and incredible illustrations.

Fun With A Pencil: How Everybody Can Easily Learn to Draw

Andrew Loomis

Best price for this book: $ 26.4

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Andrew Loomis (1892-1959) is revered amongst artists - including comics superstar Alex Ross - for his mastery of  drawing. His first book, Fun With a Pencil, published in 1939 is a wonderfully crafted and engaging introduction to drawing, cartooning, and capturing the essence of a subject all while having fun. With delightful step-by-step instruction from Professor Blook, Loomis's charming alter ego on the page.

Successful Drawing

Andrew Loomis

Best price for this book: $ 25.93

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The illustrator Andrew Loomis is revered amongst artists for his mastery of drawing technique and his clean, realist style. His hugely influential series of art instruction books have never been bettered and Successful Drawing, the third in Titan's programme of facsimile editions, returns this classic title to print for the first time in decades.

For over 60 years Successful Drawing has provided a superb resource covering all the techniques needed to master three-dimensional drawing. From the fundamentals of proportion, placement, perspective, planes and pattern, through a detailed examination of scale and the effects and capture of light, to the mastery of conception, construction, contour, character and consistency, Successful Drawing is filled with step-by-step instruction, professional tips and beautiful illustration.

Engaging, witty, and wonderfully executed, this is a masterclass for amateur artists and professional illustrators alike.

I'd Love to Draw!

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I'd Love to Draw is a collection of work by the innovative American artist Andrew Loomis, previously unseen by anyone outside the Loomis family and available in print for the first time ever. Having been held in the Loomis family archive for decades after the artist's death, I'd Love to Draw has been restored by a group of devoted experts, including the globally renowned comic book artist and Loomis devotee Alex Ross.

Figure Drawing for All It's Worth (How to draw and paint)

Andrew Loomis

Best price for this book: $ 124.02

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Artist Andrew Loomis writes this book for those who have graduated from the fundamentals of drawing and are ready to embark on their artistic careers. He coordinates all the basic facts gathering the fundamentals, aesthetic as well as practical, of commercial work into one book. He includes chapters on anatomy, planes and lighting, drawing from living models, the figure in action, and costume, among others giving the artist a firm understanding of the science of the trade. He discusses idealization and other tricks of the trade helping the reader to produce work that will find a market. At appropriate stages he inserts typical problems. Explanatory sketches and examples of some of his own best work appear on almost every page. Originally published in 1943 this book continues as a solid reference for artists perfecting figure drawing.

Drawing: the Head (How to Draw & Paint/Art Instruction Program) (v. 2)

Andrew Loomis

Best price for this book: $ 53.39

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Here is an essential guide that is head and shoulders above the rest! In The Head, expert Andrew Loomis teaches you the basics of drawing the human head, including detailed drawings of a variety of male and female models in different poses. First he covers the basic proportions of the head and the proper placement of facial features. Then he shows you how to render light and shadow, as well as exploring simple techniques for capturing an array of facial expressions and depicting differences in type and character. This comprehensive guide is a welcome addition to any artistÆs drawing reference library!

Drawing: Figures in Action (How to Draw & Paint/Art Instruction Program)

Andrew Loomis

Best price for this book: $ 1.81

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When youÆre ready to approach movement in your artwork, Figures in Action can help! In this valuable guide, expert Andrew Loomis teaches you the basics of drawing the human figure in action using demonstrations that feature both male and female figures in a variety of poses. He provides a wealth of information for rendering the human form in motion, exploring ways of capturing movement and establishing lines of rhythm with helpful information on proportion and suggesting the ôsweepö of the pose. The author explains a number of drawing methods, including point techniques and brush-and-spatter illusion. This comprehensive guide is a welcome addition to any artistÆs drawing reference library!

Drawing the Head and Hands by Andrew Loomis (2011-10-25)

Andrew Loomis

Best price for this book: $ 34.83

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