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  05 May 2005
Originally Posted by tayete: Anyone knows where to get "Creative Illustration" in PDF well done? I mean, the one at "3d artist" has a lot of blank pages, inserted ones, etc...


hope it helps. The links to the rest of his books which I have is in my post above
  05 May 2005
Originally Posted by Lunatique: I'm not sure if it's ok to spread digital copies of out-of-print books online, or if the fact that the people with the rights refuse to reprint the books makes it ok.

In general, countries that are signatories to the Berne Convention must provide a minimum level of copyright protection. The convention states that literary works will be protected for the life of the original author, plus fifty years (when did Loomis pass away?). The convention also states that signatories are free to extend the duration of protection which is what the USA did if 1998 when it passed the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act. The result is that an author's copyright would last until seventy years after his death, while copyrights for works of corporate authorship would last 75 to 95 years. There were other changes to US copyright law so the safest action is to follow the guidelines set out by Project Gutenberg, who is creating eBooks of public domain literary works.
  05 May 2005
I found a "Drawing the head and hands, by Andrew Loomis" recent re-print - in spanish...

The book was re-printed by an Argentine publishing house, "Edicial", in 2001. As far as I can tell, it's just a translation, and no other content was changed. The Publishing house also states that they re-printed all of the other books, except "Fun with a Pencil". I found it in my local Borders bookstore (and 2 other copies) in Carolina, Puerto Rico for $24.99 US. The ISBN is 950-506-080-7.
  05 May 2005
Talking about his method:

That you think on...?

"Creative Illustration" pag 177

The Store. There are five essentials:
1) Visualization
2) Dramatization
3) Characterization
4) Arrangement
5) Embellishment

  06 June 2005
has anyone seen "Drawing the head and hands, by Andrew Loomis" anywhere (in pdf)?

My Studies

My Anatomy Thread

My Website

Good Facial Expressions Resource:
  06 June 2005
Originally Posted by phyreX:

hope it helps. The links to the rest of his books which I have is in my post above

Thanks a lot PhyreX! I don't know how I skipped your post :(

Again, thanks.
  06 June 2005
Anyone has Loomis's "Drawing the Head and Hands" in PDF?
Or seen it somewhere?
  06 June 2005
I found 'Drawing the Heads & Hands' in PDF on the RapidShare site:

Usual RapidShare rules apply, at least one download a month or it gets automatically removed from their server
  07 July 2005
I just found a copy of Figure Drawing for all its Worth at a used bookstore near my house. It was only six bucks! I was happy I decided to stop in to that bookstore.
  07 July 2005
Originally Posted by meta87: I just found a copy of Figure Drawing for all its Worth at a used bookstore near my house. It was only six bucks! I was happy I decided to stop in to that bookstore.

You lucky dog! That book's going price is usually well over a hundered dollars! Was it totally beat up or something? Maybe the owner just had no idea how rare the book is. . ..
  07 July 2005
I know, somebody messed up trading this book in to a used book store for a couple bucks! It is in great condition. The rain jacket it alittle folded at the top, but no problems otherwise. I've been reading through it and it really is great. I'm learning alot.
  07 July 2005
The good thing with this site is that they have "happy hours". During those hours (9 EST - 11 EST) in which their download restrictions are lifted.
  07 July 2005
Hey all,

Went to the local Kinkos today and tried to get a copy of a Loomis book printed out, and well after looking into the copyright information so the counter-lady wouldn't feel as though she were about to be fired and sued--it seems that according to Copyright Law, it would be illegal to print out Loomis' works without permission from either Penguin (which owns Viking) or the family. As for the death of the author and out of print issues, Loomis passed away in 1959 (so even with the 70 yrs additional they add which I read can be increased) we'd still have to wait till somewhere near 2030; as for out-of-print it means nothing about out-of-copyright (by law it means that it defaults back to family which re-registered their copyright on the books after 1978 so they have at least another 70 yrs -- 2047 at least).

So unless you can find something from the publisher stating that it is okay with them to print the book for personal use, then be wary of the copyright fairy. :|

If anyone knows different, I'd love to I can go back to Kinkos.
One line here, a line there, and I might just have stick figure!
  07 July 2005
well I have to say I just found this thread and clicked on Loomis book the first one in the website... "Fun with a Pencil"

I must admit I suck at drawing... but I followed from page 8-18 and in 10 pages was able to draw what he was drawing.. So I would say it is a great way to learn some things, I am having fun doing all these little faces
thanks for sharing this website and his teachings.

Edit: are his books really that rare... i neve knew.. too bad because they are very helpful
Whether you think you can or you can't, you probably right.


Last edited by Sagii : 07 July 2005 at 10:06 PM.
  07 July 2005
cloudmover & addy : thanks a million for uploading these!!

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