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Learn to draw with Andrew Loomis!

Published on 9 April, 2020

Authored by Titan Books

If you’ve been wanting to brush up on your drawing skills, now’s the perfect time! And who better to learn from than Andrew Loomis, who was one of the great commercial illustrators of the 40s and 50s!

Loomis’ books are classics in the genre and highly sought after by commercial illustrators, comic book artists and concept artists alike – whether you’re a beginner looking for an introductory book, a professional illustrator looking to try out some new techniques, or somewhere in between, there’s a Loomis book for you!

Fun with a Pencil

Andrew Loomis 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.

I’d Love to Draw!

Published for the first time, I’d Love To Draw is Andrew Loomis’ lost work. Carefully restored from a unique original manuscript by a team of experts (including comic book and illustration legend Alex Ross), this facsimile edition completes the Loomis legacy at long last, in the form of an iconic piece of art and illustration history.

 

Drawing the Head and Hands

The human head and hands are the most difficult elements  in figure drawing, but world-class illustrator Andrew Loomis’s classic primer offers the solution. Revered among artists – including the great Norman Rockwell and comics superstar Alex Ross – for his mastery of figure drawing and clean, realist style, Loomis’s hugely influential art instruction books have never been bettered.

 

Figure Drawing For All It’s Worth

For nearly 70 years Figure Drawing For All It’s Worth has provided a seminal course covering all the techniques needed to master drawing the figure. Hailed by the American Academy of Art as “one of the most brilliant contributions that figure drawing has ever received” Loomis’s book is packed with beautiful examples to help you master anatomy and capture the human form at any age, in movement and at rest. Engaging, witty, and wonderfully executed, this is a masterclass for amateur artists and professional illustrators alike.

 

Successful Drawing

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, 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.

As the great American painter Norman Rockwell said, “All of Andrew Loomis’ books have been so simply and clearly written that their popularity is certainly deserved.” Engaging, witty, and wonderfully executed, this is a masterclass for amateur artists and professional illustrators alike.

  

Creative Illustration

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.