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  04 April 2005
Quote: If you are a beginner, you need Loomis. Don't go searching for some kind of magical tutorial that will miraculously turn you into a better artist overnight--such thing does not exist. Your best chance at improving and growing as a beginning aspiring artist is to read the Loomis books from cover to cover, and do all the exercises that are provided in them. If you can master the contents taught in his books, you'll already be a master artist yourself. That is not an exaggeration--it is a promise.

I’m very new to drawing and I can’t even draw stuff that look horrible, just to make you realize where I’m at.
Of course there is no magic trick, but there’s a start. I currently know how to draw distorted cubes. So, what Loomis book do you suggest that I read first?

Really nice updates, tough. I’ll read some of that colour theory stuff to begin with. Being a photographer I guess it can enchant some of my pictures a bit.
  04 April 2005
I think you should just download all of his books, as they are all excellent. I think all them can be a good starting point for a beginner. Some books are entirely based on easier beginner concept, and some books will take you all the way to master level, but they all can be a good place for beginners to start. I think you should scan through each book briefly and pick one that suits your current need.
  04 April 2005
I already got all of he’s books here in my Loomis folder on my computer. After a really brief scan I would guess that the “Fun With A Pencil” would be really basic, thus this book would suit me, and the “Creative Illustration” look way to complete for my level, “Drawing the Head and Hands” had a very interesting look as well, but it might be complicated, I can’t tell without reading it. So I think I’ll start with the Fun With A Pencil one.

I have all intentions to read them all eventually, however.

Thanks for the help, and great work in d'artiste.

Last edited by Lystmaler : 04 April 2005 at 06:00 PM.
  04 April 2005
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