Friday, June 17, 2011

Loomis’s figure drawing book is available again.

One of the classic books on figure drawing by a master illustrator from the mid-20th century is available again.



Figure Drawing for All It's Worth was one of my favorites when I was starting out, and I copied many plates from it. For a long time it was out of print and very expensive. The new edition from Titan books is very well produced with good paper and accurate tonality.

 Figure Drawing for All It's Worth by Andrew Loomis
 Thanks, Charley!

13 comments:

Tom Hart said...

Great news! It's a shame that any of Loomis's books are out of print. They're classics.

JonInFrance said...

I've ordered them! - even tho' I already had scans of them. I like 'The Eye of the Artist" too!

Stephen Southerland said...

It's about time. Those books are hidden gems.

Mario said...

I love all of Loomis' books, the best instruction books I have come in touch with. Checking the number of pages in the description, it looks like this is the real, unabridged edition. Luckily, as some of Loomis' books have been badly butchered in the past.

Nick said...

Brilliant book! I resorted to getting an old hard copy a few years ago. My friend recently picked this new edition up and the reproductions are great. It's really nice to be able to hold a copy of his work in hand that's in good condition!

Nick said...

Oh! Just to add that in the back of the book it also mentions 'Drawing the Head and Hands', 'Creative Illustration' and 'Fun with a Pencil' are also going to be released as upcoming new editions. :)

etc, etc said...

Anybody see the anatomical error on page 62?

Marianne said...

That is good news I only got it as an Ebook from Save Loomis.

Andrew Wales said...

What is the best book for sketching people from life?

Tom Hart said...

Andrew: The best book that I ever ran across that focuses on drawing from the live model was James McMullen's High-Focus Drawing. It could be out of print, but should be possible to find used (or through a library).

Tom Hart said...

Don't know if anyone will see this question, since this article is a bit older, but: I've ordered this from Amazon (gladly) but was surprised to see the note that it "usually ships in from 1 to 3 months" (sounds almost like they're printing these on demand). Has anyone had experience with a recent order from Amazon of this title? Did it really take that long?

James Gurney said...

Tom, not sure on this title, but usually it means they sold out the first printing and they're waiting for resupply.

Tom Hart said...

Thanks James. That makes sense, and it's actually encouraging news - that this classic may have sold out the first printing. The printed book is not dead!!