Creative Illustration Hardcover – Oct 9 2012
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“Creative Illustration is a 300 page tome bursting at the seams with essentials of image creation and Andrew Loomis’ beautiful work, sage advice and straightforward instruction.” – Lines and Colors
About the Author
Andrew Loomis was born in 1892. After studying art, he moved to Chicago where he eventually opened his own studio - working in editorial and advertising for most of the top clients of the time, including Kellog's, Coca Cola, Lucky Strike and many others.
He also became renowned as an art teacher and his instructional books on illustration and art are acclaimed classics in the field. He died in 1959.
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A word of advice. This book is not for light reading. It is meant to be digested in small sections and reflected upon in daily practice that follows. However, bearing up to the task of digesting what Loomis had to offer makes the effort worthwhile.
Sir Andrew Loomis will teach you how to compose scenes and illustrate moments, not so much how to draw a dog or a building.
I love his approach on the craft, I find it very similar to my own ways.
Please take into account this book is from the late 1940's so some of the terminology might have changed. Also the mediums, style of drawing and style of presentation might have changed also. I for one am a digital artist, but even though this book has no mention of Photoshop or graphic tablets, it's definitely a read digital illustrators can benefit from. Like I said, it's more of a book on theory, the book is text heavy, there are lots of images in it also but there are no "step by step" / "how to draw" illustrations, mostly just examples.
I Think it is the way they formated it. But really the construction of pages and the writing are way off.
I had to find a .pdf version just to be able to read it.
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This is an excellent book for all levels of artists. You will not be disappointed!Published 1 month ago by Citygirl
Anything by Loomis is pretty great. The condition of the book is better than I expected so I am very happy with that. Later than expected delivery but it was worth the wait.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
It's a great book for those who want to get better at drawing.
Techniques still remain as relevant today.
Great book. Loomis is one of the best. Don't buy cheap stuff. He knows what he's doing. Some drawing books are full of mistakes in the drawings. Not this one! Read morePublished 8 months ago by Occupational Therapist