Figure Drawing Hardcover – May 31 2011
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"Andrew Loomis’ books were a formative influence on my life and art. My mother is an illustrator herself who worked in the era of Loomis’ heyday, and she passed his art instruction books on to me. Andrew Loomis’ instruction of how to draw the human figure was one of the first teachings that I would study, inspiring me to try and make my own artwork more realistic. My entire approach to drawing and painting superheroes owes its genesis to Loomis’ work." - Alex Ross
"Holding this book is like holding a time capsule, beautifully preserved in spirit for the next crop of future artists in the generations to come." - Art Sketch
About the Author
Andrew Loomis was born in 1892. After studying art he moved to Chicago, eventually opening his own studio, working in editorial and advertising for most of the top clients at the time including Kellogg's, Coca Cola, Lucky Strike and more. He also became renowned as an art teacher and his instructional books on Realist illustration and art are acclaimed classics in the field. He died in 1959.
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Thanks to Titan Books, this book is finally getting reprinted. The wait is over.
The production quality of the book is excellent. It's a 208-page hardcover that's slightly larger than A4 size. The drawings are reproduced very clearly. If you've seen the PDF copies that are floating on the internet, this is exactly that except in physical copy, right down to the number of words per line.
I love the text of the book. The tone is very encouraging and the instructions are always clear. The examples are beautifully illustrated. It's easy to follow along and learn.
This is a highly recommended book on figure drawing, a classic that gets mentioned frequently.
Much of the fundamentals of anatomy have not changed since this book was originally released over half a century ago, so this book still maintains a lot of value for the beginner and intermediate artist.
Loomis has lessons on learning how the anatomy moves and works the way it does, understanding the skeletal system and the muscles and how they interact.
There are great lessons on constructing the anatomy in varying positions including standing, sitting, reclining, kneeling, in motion, etc. Covers male, female and even children
Great topics on how to bring your drawing to life, tilted head, twist in the torso, bent arms and legs
Very nice lessons on perspective and how to put multiple characters in a scene in proper perspective
A great value to the aspiring artist or even a pro in the field who needs a handy reference for those troubling assignments!
This book is an amazing resource for anyone interested in this subject.
Buy the book, study it, practice and you will learn how to draw! No matter what subject you want to illustrate, Loomis was a master draftsman in his own right and one of the finest that ever existed in our modern time. The books are now in reprint so I STRONGLY suggest that you get all of them before it goes out of print again and waiting 15-20 years before it goes back in print again. Trust me, you won't regret buying the books made by Andrew Loomis!
Most recent customer reviews
Contenu tres interessant , bien fait , envoi rapide et bien emballe ,un tres bon livre quoi ! Merci !Published 14 months ago by carolec
Very helpful book for beginners and intermediate. Diagrams and explanations are easy to follow and very good reference.Published 16 months ago by Dumps
great book every aspiring artists must have......there is big difference of hard copy than on-line available copies.Published 18 months ago by Muzafar Ali Talpur
This is a good book for a commercial artist, though very much a product of its time.
Poses reminded me of the old "Calendar Art"
The beginning chapters were... Read more