Creative Illustration

Andrew Loomis

One of the great commercial illustrators of the 40s and 50s, Andrew Loomis’s books are classics in the genre and highly sought after by commercial illustrators, comic book artists and concept artists alike. "Loomis's realistic approach infected me with the desire to make all my work, comics and otherwise, fully believable."-- Alex Ross, Mythology

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Synopsis

During his career as one of America’s most sought-after illustrators, Andrew Loomis (1892-1959) 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 is aimed primarily at the professional-level illustrator. It’s divided into seven sections: Line, Tone, Color, Telling the Story, Creating Ideas, Fields of Illustration, and Experimenting and Studies. The Book is filled with instructions, tips, insider experiences, and incredible illustrations.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781845769284
  • Dimensions: 305 x 225
  • Hardback with DJ: 300pp
  • Publication date: 12 October 2012
  • Illustration detail: Approx. 300 b/w line illustrations, plus colour illustrations
  • All authors:
    Andrew Loomis

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