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A Classic Drawing Book: Everything is Political!

You can find telling social information in places where you might not expect it–though for Andrew Loomis, who worked as a commercial artist, it shouldn’t be surprising.

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1950s and Andrew Loomis

Andrew Loomis was a design artist of the 1950s.  His work graced many a romance magazine and set many hearts a flutter.  He also was an illustrator for true crime and specialised in pulp detective series. 46 more words

Bourgeoise 50's Style

Quote of the Day - Andrew Loomis

“Don’t be afraid of the greys of nature.” – Artist Andrew Loomis (1892-1959)

from a chapter on “Color” in his instructional book Creative Illustration


Face Planes - Some Thoughts

So, my kinda-sorta-teacher told me at one point: “If you can, like, figure out how light hits a thing…*hand gestures* you’ll be good.”

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Combat Pooch

A couple bad mannikins & some gesture drawings

Hoo boy, I chose a couple difficult positions for my mannikin drawings last night.  I only did two – I had so little time, so it generally seems like on those kinds of nights, focusing on these &/or gestures is a good idea.  113 more words

Monday mannikins

It’s been a little while since I’ve done any Loomis mannikins, so that’s what I did last night.  This one on top was the first one, & kind of tricky with the legs, especially.  125 more words