Drawing the Head and Hands
by Andrew Loomis
Publisher: The Viking Press 1956
Number of pages: 141
The illustrator Andrew Loomis is revered amongst artists - including the great American painter Norman Rockwell and comics superstar Alex Ross - for his mastery of figure drawing and clean, Realist style. His hugely influential series of art instruction books have never been bettered.
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by Charles Maginnis - Project Gutenberg
If you want to use a pen to draw, this book is very instructional, and the author takes the time to illustrate the ideas, and to elaborate on them in a way that is rarely done in modern writing. The author was a proponent of Gothic architecture.
by Lawrence Alloway - Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation
The term 'drawing' is applied loosely; it is meant to connote a medium of great immediacy conducive to direct materialization of a concept, rather than implying the elimination of color or an insistence upon other technical restrictions.
by Cooper, Maurice - Dodd, Mead and Company
While the impulse to satirize public men in picture is probably as old as satiric verse, the political cartoon, as an effective agent in molding public opinion, is essentially a product of modern conditions. Its success depends upon its timeliness.
by Kenneth D. Keele, Jane Roberts - Metropolitan Museum of Art
These drawings of the human body by Leonardo are based on the artist's own anatomical dissections and show his evolving understanding of physiology. The drawings demonstrate Leonardo's progress from technical mastery to consummate draftsmanship.