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Successful Drawing

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The illustrator Andrew Loomis is revered amongst artists for his mastery of drawing technique and his clean, realist style. His hugely influential series of art instruction books have never been bettered and Successful Drawing, the third in Titan's programme of facsimile editions, returns this classic title to print for the first time in decades.

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Hardcover, 160 pages
Published January 1st 1951 by Viking Books
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Hala
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Parka

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This book is more advanced than the two earlier books, Figure Drawing for All It's Worth and Drawing the Head and Hands.

Compared to other books that try to cover everything, this book focuses on certain aspects of drawing.

There's a great deal of emphasis on perspective and that section is 80 pages, which is half of this 160-page hardcover. At times, it can be quite difficult to follow because there's too many things explained at the same time. The part on drawing figure...more
Michael Scott
Andrew Loomis's Successful Drawing is a classic course on drawing. In it, Loomis expresses his approach on becoming a competent sketcher/painter. The wannabe artist has to master five aspects: proportion, placement, perspective, planes of light, and pattern or texture. To create, the same artist would have to traverse a path that starts with conception, traverses construction, contour, character, and ends with consistency. The book illustrates each concept and path element, but the actual text m...more
Lau
I can hardly wait for the Titan Books release of the new printing of this book, a long-treasured part of my drawing library. I have had to handle my original printing with great care to preserve it - so I look forward to being able to really dig in to upcoming reprint.

As noted in other reviews, this is a complete drawing course and while excellent, may be challenging to some. Loomis' discussion of perspective is one of the most valuable I have found.
Serge Pierro
Another classic tome by Andrew Loomis. It is easy to see how great artists such as Alex Ross were influenced by these books. This one deals mainly with Perspective and Lighting on Form. Personally, I felt that the section on Lighting Forms, for both basic shapes and anatomical forms, was the highlight of the book. The section on Perspective was also very educational. Great artwork is presented for the examples.
Evan Spendlove
Just plain amazing, it goes into great depth about perspective, and constructing shapes in perspective!its also useful for lighting and basic form.
Amber
good book for that person that you know that is always drawing. wonderful examples!
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