Figure Drawing

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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.

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Overview

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.

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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
 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780857680983
  • Publisher: Titan
  • Publication date: 5/31/2011
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 74,180
  • Product dimensions: 12.16 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Meet 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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  • Posted January 8, 2014

    I have been searching for a book that basically would cover ever

    I have been searching for a book that basically would cover everything, and this book has it all. I am very happy and cannot wait to finish it and put the knowledge to good work.

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  • Posted March 5, 2013

    good reference for artists!

    I have often heard professional illustrators swear by Andrew Loomis's books and after getting my hands on one and reading it, I can see why they would endorse him. The book is detailed, and gives you a better understanding of the human figure.

    This is a treasure for every aspiring artist and it would be a shame not to invest in a copy. Buy it!

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  • Posted May 31, 2011

    Essential

    Out of print for many years, Andrew Loomis figure drawing books have enjoyed a cult following. Why? Seems like just about every problem you might encounter drawing the figure is covered. With this authorized facsimile edition, you too will become a fan.

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