Illustrating the 1940s
Beautiful Portraits and Everyday Life Sketches
The ever popular masterpiece of Andrew Loomis, Figure Drawing For All It's Worth (1943), was in its 25th printing by 1973 due to the continued demand from artists who wanted to take advantage of the seminal content. It's an amazing book that actually lives up to its reputation. It's 204 pages of solid anatomy for illustrators, profusely illustrated, primarily with pencil drawings. His other masterpiece, Creative Illustration (1947) was aimed at professional illustrators and is divided into seven sections. The three introductory parts are Line, Tone and Color. Then came the four sections that make this book still relevant today : Telling the Story, Creating Ideas, Fields of Illustration, and Experimenting and Studies. The book is filled with instructions, tips, insider experiences, and incredible illustrations.