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Old 11-01-2006, 10:42 PM
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Andrew Loomis books - free download

The incredible pencil artist Andrew Loomis wrote a number of instructional books decades ago. All are now out of print. "Figure Drawing for all it's Worth" is a true classic.

You can download the books in .pdf format here


You can download each one separately, or as a single file. The files are large, so it's best to use a DSL , cable, or T1 link to the web. Dial-up will be slow.

The books available at the above link are:

Creative Illustration

Figure Drawing for all it's Worth

Fun with a Pencil

Drawing the Head and Hands

Successful Drawing

The Eye of the Painter



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Old 11-01-2006, 11:38 PM
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Re: Andrew Loomis books - free download

Thanks, Dave, I downloaded all 6, since I do not have them in my library!

And by way of an apology for needing to warn folks about youtube, this is a clean site, not so much as an extra ad from this venture, excellent find!!!!!
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Re: Andrew Loomis books - free download

Dave - What an incredible Christmas present to all WC artists still needing to learn...Andrew Loomis' Book are still Highly Rated by most artists...even though they were last published in the early 60's.

I owned 3, bought by my father for my 9th birthday...but one was 'borrowed' never got it back! I still have Fun with a Pencil, and Figure Drawing for All its Worth.

I would say all are well worth getting - So thanks Dave!
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Re: Andrew Loomis books - free download

I've seen only Drawing the Head and Hands and Fun with a Pencil before. I'm downloading the rest!
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Re: Andrew Loomis books - free download

Thank you Dave, for sharing this with us!
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I have tried but with no joy. Any other ways of connecting to the site??
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I have tried but with no joy. Any other ways of connecting to the site??
I've tried again...I think the site has been bombarded...probably with WCers!
Have to wait until there are less people trying to access it!
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Re: Andrew Loomis books - free download

I got turned onto these books by my History of American Illustration instructor when we came to talking about Andrew Loomis, he provided some links to his stuff, I have the link to another site where the stuff is available but its individual pages. I have been trying to find a place that I can download all the books in one spot and have yet to do so until now. Thanks for sharing Dave!!
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diash, you have chosen not to receive emails, so, in order to send you the .pdf''s as attachments, you will have to email me, or one of the guides, they can then be emailed to you and you can download them that way!

OOPS! I have a 20mg limit on the size of attachments I can send, and only two of the books are below the limit, Fun With a Pencil, and Drawing the Head and Hands, but would be glad to send those to whomever.

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And Dave, like Dee said, what a wonderful Christmas gift to all of us at WC! Thanks again!!
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Suzi - thanks for the offer to Diash....Luckily, she's my sister So I KNOW what shes getting for Christmas now! You know I don't mean it Di!
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OK, Dee, as long as she can get them, I won't worry, they are truly a marvelous find!
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Re: Andrew Loomis books - free download

The site was again accessible...but this time the Figure drawing one was unavailable There is a version called Figures in Action...because I was able to buy a copy last year to replace my disintegrated copy. Publisher Walter Foster ISBN 1-56010-009-5
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Re: Andrew Loomis books - free download

Dave, thank you for this ... a Xmas present it is!
I have no library here to get all these wonderful books, so suddenly having six wonderful art books to read is just amazing!!!
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Re: Andrew Loomis books - free download

Did anyone manage to download the Figure one?
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Dee, I downloaded the figure one, no problem.
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