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Figure Drawing for All It's Worth Hardcover – Facsimile, May 31, 2011
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"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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Thanks to Titan Books, this book is finally getting reprinted. The wait is over.
The production quality of the book is excellent. It's a 208-page hardcover that's slightly larger than A4 size. The drawings are reproduced very clearly. If you've seen the PDF copies that are floating on the internet, this is exactly that except in physical copy, right down to the number of words per line.
I love the text of the book. The tone is very encouraging and the instructions are always clear. The examples are beautifully illustrated. It's easy to follow along and learn.
This is a highly recommended book on figure drawing, a classic that gets mentioned frequently.
If you're serious about your art, be you illustrator, comic book artist, animator, fashion designer, or even a games designer, you need to have this book in your library. The text and illustration work together to take you on an odyssey of discovery, a thousand and one techniques that will make your life easier, and your art so much better.
The original was printed in 1943 and has come to be recognised as the bible of figure artists. Although it's out of print now, you can still find a number of great condition reprints. Get one! Keep it by the drawing board and you'll never again be stuck on how to draw a figure, work with horizon lines, and place figures in space so that they relate perfectly to each other and their surroundings.
Ignore the price and get one ASAP. Don't eat for a couple of weeks if needs be, but acquire a copy of this book as soon as you find one.
I'm off to read mine now. You guys don't know what you're missing!
Having stood the test of time, it was first published in the 30's, this book teaches you all that is there to figure drawing.
Andrew Loomis is one of those rare, gifted artists who can articulate as clearly and truthfully using words as he could with lines.
Using very simple tools to define the structure of the human body, essentially the skeleton as the foundation, he teaches how fantastically easy it is to draw the human body from any angle, in any action, and of any type.
This is not one of those 'feel good' books that teaches you to do 'yet another thing'. This is a grand text. absolutely dedicated work, you can see the earnestness in Loomis' anxious words about getting across the details to the reader.
Kimon's 'Natural Way to Draw' is a classic in a different way, where he asks us to discover almost everything. Loomis gives us the crutches. I think a combination of these two approaches can be terrific. thats what I am finding out.
It has been very fullfilling , since I can pick up the artifacts of drawing the figure, and infact drawing anything for that matter, Loomis will lead you to explore and expand, the techniques are amazingly simple, yet absolutely powerful.
He reiterates to see the structure beneath anything, the skeleton, and how it aids us in construction.
Note: the book is out of print, but several online versions are scattered across the Net.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you want to draw people for a living this is the first book you should buy and it should be the one you reference most often. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Stephen Miller
Yeah, like everybody else on here. Wow. Excellent book. My figure drawing is ridiculously improved, and I've been down the figure drawing book path in the past. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Amazon Customer
Even after all these years this is simply the best book to learn how to draw the human form. Nothing else comes close.Published 25 days ago by Paintnature
The illistrations are fantastic. Takes you step by step through all the key elements of the figure. Plenty of examples, and great explanations. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I have purchased many art books throughout my day as an art student but, not to sound like a cult follower, somehow after taking from the lessons in this book and just by reading... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
After the first book arrived, I bought more for my library. Wonderful.Published 2 months ago by Spyder3Dfx