Exclusive excerpt from Creative Illustration, by Andrew Loomis

Titan books has just released the fourth book in mid-century illustrator Andrew Loomis' multi volume instructional art library, Creative Illustration.

Here's what I've previously written about Loomis:

Andrew Loomis was an American illustrator whose work appeared in many magazines in the mid-20th century. In addition to his beautiful editorial work for magazines, Loomis also wrote and illustrated a half dozen or so instructional drawing books, and for the last 30 years or so they've been in great demand, even though they've been out of print.

But recently Titan Books has been republishing high-quality and very affordable facsimiles of Loomis' books: Figure Drawing for All It's Worth, Drawing the Heads and Hands, and Successful Drawing.

Creative Illustration


  1. I wonder who originally made up the “rules”. I mean, did Oog and Ooog scrawl the first focal point suggestions on a cave wall somewhere?

  2. Loomis’s books are right beside my Virgil Finlay’s and Frank Frazetta books. Desert island keepers for sure.

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