Book Review: Figure Drawing for All It's Worth

Book Review: Figure Drawing for All It's Worth

I never thought I would be able to see or own an actual copy of this book, ever.

Thanks to Titan Books, this book is finally getting reprinted. The wait is over.

The production quality of the book is excellent. It's a 208-page hardcover that's slightly larger than A4 size. The drawings are reproduced very clearly. If you've seen the PDF copies that are floating on the internet, this is exactly that except in physical copy, right down to the number of words per line.

I love the text of the book. The tone is very encouraging and the instructions are always clear. The examples are beautifully illustrated. It's easy to follow along and learn.

This is a highly recommended book on figure drawing, a classic that gets mentioned frequently.

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This is essential

This is essential reading/studying for aspiring artists, you'll return to this many times and be rewarded for all your time invested in it. Bring on the other Loomis books!

Yeah about that. Any word if

Yeah about that. Any word if his other books are being released?

I have all the PDF's in bulky binders and I wish I could have his books instead.

Don't hesitate. THIS BOOK IS AWESOME!

I compared it to the 1946

I compared it to the 1946 edition I got from Ebay some years ago. New facsimile is very similar, except it's some 1.5 times thicker, just because of the paper used. All the pages are the same, only difference is the other side of the title page. Image quality is also the same, it looks like most of the images in original book are also "bitmaps" and not rastered. Only pages with the difference are the same pages I see here on the preview video window - the pages with small sport pose photograps, Moiré is quite visible there.

I can't wait to get my hands

I can't wait to get my hands on this book once I start my Illustration degree!

p.s. Thanks Ivar_L for the link! Gottfried Bamms is a true master and now we'll have his wonderful book in English!

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