Creative Illustration - Early Printing



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Available in a modern reprint, this is a very attractive copy of an early printing with better reproduction: The gradations of grey in the black & white illustrations are much better and the color illustrations are also sharper.

Andrew Loomis' crowning achievement was this thick volume: the best of all his instruction books.

From the dustjacket: "Intended for the artist who wishes to make illustration a career...Creative Illustration is a real professional course in the subject, worth many times its price."

From Loomis' introduction: "It is one thing to draw the figure well, but quite another to set that figure into a convincing environment, to make it tell a story, and to give it personality and dramatic interest. My purpose is to present what, in my experience, have proved to be the fundamentals of illustration."

Advanced concepts in picture-making for editorial or advertising illustration. Seven Parts: Line; Tone; Color; Telling the Story; Creating Ideas; Fields of Illustration; Experiment & Study.

Slightly warmer tones in the color plates of this printing make for warmer flesh tones.


Andrew Loomis

Condition & Attributes

Very Good+ in Very Good dustjacket (upper corner bumped, other corners sharp, moderate wear to edge of dustjacket with numerous small tears)



Publishing Information

New York
circa 1947
1st thus

Physical Description

12.25 inches
9.5 inches
302 pages
black & white, with 22 pages in color