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Download: Six Books by Andrew Loomis


UPDATED (08 April 2013; 27 May 2019):

Just noticed that that distribution site for Loomis’s books that I originally linked to here is no longer in operation.

The good news, however, is that Loomis’s books have long been available in PDF format via Alex Hays’ Save Loomis! page.

AND they are available via the Internet Archive.

(The books used to be distributed via the Illustration Age site, but that’s no longer the case. The explanation offered is as follows: “Out of respect for the Andrew Loomis estate, Illustration Age has removed these out-of-print books from our free collection.” Previously, however, Illustration Age site claimed that Loomis’s books “are free to distribute because of their public domain status.” My view is, if the books are in the public domain, they’re in the public domain. Too bad for the estate that they didn’t give a shit about the books when they could easily have protected the copyright. But what’s done is done. In fact, the free PDFs are what prompted me and others to buy the lovely the hardcover reprints a few years back. Free e-Loomis for everyone!)

6 thoughts on “Download: Six Books by Andrew Loomis

  1. when I was studied in an art institute, I wanna to learn much about Andrew Loomis amazing drawing. But, the book been stolen from campus library.. untill now, I hope this great Andrew loomis’s PDF could increase my drawing skill.. thanks & regards.


  2. Thanks for taking the time to comment, Dedi.

    In case you don’t know, I should mention that three of Loomis’s books are now back in print — Figure Drawing for All It’s Worth, Successful Drawing, and Drawing the Head and Hands — and they are all available for order from Amazon and other online retailers for under $30 each.

    If you don’t have the money to buy any of Loomis’s books, however, you might want to bring the new reprints to the attention of your campus library. Libraries often order books that have been recommended/requested by patrons.

    In any case, I do hope Loomis’s books are helpful to you.

    Good luck with your studies.



  3. I have been shown Figure Drawings Book of Andrew Loomis by my teacher. Its been a ecstatic experience going through the drawings & explanations. It is sure to be of great advantage for any artist to learn Figure Line Drawing from this Book. Awesome !


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