Andrew Loomis clarifies the fundamentals of good drawing that have helped to make him one of the outstanding illustrators of America. This is designed for art students and practicing artists. Here he clearly presents the elements of good craftsmanship. And for the first time, he closely explains working with perspective and he clarifies the relationship of proportion and perspective to the study of light and shadow. He also presents a portfolio of finely drawn pencil studios, which make up almost half of this book. Wonderful nude figure studies & portraits, heads and faces, landscapes, costumes, etc.
Here is why even the layman like myself, who has no interest in becoming an artist, still loves these books. Loomis was a master, evidenced by his long career in commercial art, working for clients like Coca-Cola and the Saturday Evening Post. But he is best known today as a fabulous teacher and the creator of these instructional books so highly prized by art students and fans alike.