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The illustrator Andrew Loomis (1892-1959) 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.

Drawing the Head and Hands is the second in Titan''s programme of facsimile editions, returning these classic titles to print for the first time in decades.

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"An incredible study in human portraiture." - Boing Boing Gift Guide

"Any aspiring artist will consider this a key bible featuring one of the best instruction guides in print." - Midwest Book Review

"A beautiful facsimile edition of Andrew Loomis'' highly-sought-after instructional drawing book." - Boing Boing

"... the original book and its content are of tremendous value, and the beautiful reproduction
makes it a joy to follow the instruction." - Lines and Colors

"These faithful reproductions are as much beautiful art objects as they are practical resources." -  Drawn

About the Author

Andrew Loomis was born in 1892. After studying art, he moved to Chicago where he eventually opened his own studio - working in editorial and advertising for most of the top clients of the time, including Kellog''s, Coca Cola, Lucky Strike and many others.

He also became renowned as an art teacher and his instructional books on illustration and art are acclaimed classics in the field. He died in 1959.

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3.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Sparser than the other books
Reviewed in the United States on April 6, 2018
The 3 stars are based in comparison to the other Loomis books which are excellent. This is why I reservedly only give it a 3. I was expecting much more actual drawing and this book seemed more sparse in information than the others. So while the book is useful and... See more
The 3 stars are based in comparison to the other Loomis books which are excellent. This is why I reservedly only give it a 3. I was expecting much more actual drawing and this book seemed more sparse in information than the others. So while the book is useful and instructive it is more an add it to your Loomis collection. If you are new to the artist I would choose Figure Drawing or Creative Illustration.

As far as complaints that the book is dated - it''s from the 1940''s. Doesn''t mean you can''t glean information from it or learn anything from that period.
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Autumn Grace
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Avoid the Kindle Version!
Reviewed in the United States on November 15, 2014
The book itself is excellent. Lots of great information on how to draw the human face. It''s from the 1940s, so the illustrations have a beautiful vintage look to them. If you want to get the printed version, it''s a good investment. However . . . the Kindle... See more
The book itself is excellent. Lots of great information on how to draw the human face. It''s from the 1940s, so the illustrations have a beautiful vintage look to them. If you want to get the printed version, it''s a good investment.

However . . . the Kindle version is a joke. It''s actually a scanned version of someone''s personal copy, complete with underlining! Not only that, but every page is an image, which you have to click on to view full-sized! It''s absolutely horrible. I saw another Kindle version of this book (even cheaper) and it got pulled, I believe, because of complaints about it being a scanned copy of someone''s used book. So I bought this one instead, but it''s exactly the same! Unbelievable. I was a bit surprised that the Kindle edition was so much cheaper than the hardback copy, but apparently it''s true---you get what you pay for. Now we know why it''s so cheap!

If you want to learn how to draw faces and hands, don''t waste your money on the Kindle version. Save up for the actual book, which is a gem. I''m giving this four stars, because I don''t believe it''s fair to bring the entire book''s rating down based on the moronic Kindle edition. But Amazon seriously needs to look into this.
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Jane Smith
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The basics of drawing heads and hands that you won''t regret spending time mastering
Reviewed in the United States on January 9, 2018
An old warhorse that I am grateful has been reproduced as it has been the ''go to'' book for so many artists, illustrators and animators. Once you have dinned the info in here into your head you''ll have the basic tools to draw the head and hands in any position. It is not the... See more
An old warhorse that I am grateful has been reproduced as it has been the ''go to'' book for so many artists, illustrators and animators. Once you have dinned the info in here into your head you''ll have the basic tools to draw the head and hands in any position. It is not the magic bullet that a lot of Youtube commenters seem to be after ("What brush/pencil do you use?) - it is the start point for good drawing skills that will give your creativity a solid base to take off from.
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Overpriced rehash not worth the money
Reviewed in the United States on October 6, 2018
1) At 12 dollars this would be ok as a paperback, not worth the money or a need to be a hardback 6 dollar kindle at best 2) Good and informative but not great, broad shallow coverage, but covers a lot of ground. 3) Good simple concept coverage but the examples... See more
1) At 12 dollars this would be ok as a paperback, not worth the money or a need to be a hardback 6 dollar kindle at best
2) Good and informative but not great, broad shallow coverage, but covers a lot of ground.
3) Good simple concept coverage but the examples have kind of a cartoonish simplicity to them
4) A lot of hit and run topic coverage with topics concepts concise and covered with one page of simple illustrations
5) All concepts very clear and presented with minimal but effective explanations ...easy to learn.

I do not regret buying the book, there is decent information even if the visual examples are only simple Joe average Norman Rockwell, suburbanite types, however buy it used if you can, at the new book price it is way overpriced for what you get.
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kikeo58
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flawed standard
Reviewed in the United States on June 8, 2021
After many, many glowing reviews of the Loomis method for the head, I bought the original book. First the negative part. There are no simple geometric shapes, spheres, triangles, cylinders, or planes, on any human body. So why do people keep suggesting them e.g. the... See more
After many, many glowing reviews of the Loomis method for the head, I bought the original book. First the negative part. There are no simple geometric shapes, spheres, triangles, cylinders, or planes, on any human body. So why do people keep suggesting them e.g. the Loomis method? They think simple shapes get somewhat close and people then use their own mental model to adjust them up, down, forward, or back. Do they ever actually use the simple geometry? Not at all. Nor do they use anything derived from simple geometry like a truncated ball. Experienced artists just eyeball it and then if desired they can sort of fit the simple geometry to the finished piece after the fact. You can watch artists on YouTube draw a lumpy ball, then ignore it to draw in what they intended anyway. As if the lumpy ball had anything to do with it. If it is not a Loomis video, they will just draw a rough cross and get on with what is in their mind. So what do I like about this book? It discusses historic ideas. My opinion is that you need to consider many ideas such as the Loomis method before settling on your own ideas.
It helps to have others do the work to know what comes of things like truncated balls. Saves time. Thus I recommend this book Drawing the Head and Hands to aid your study.
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J. Hughes
3.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Maybe a classic but not much of an instructional
Reviewed in the United States on October 5, 2020
I bought this after reading rave reviews. Sorry but you are better off just watching Loomis head videos on youtube. HIGHLY disappointed in this book. There are so many things he leaves out and just expects you to know them by looking at the figures. Ridiculous. Wished... See more
I bought this after reading rave reviews. Sorry but you are better off just watching Loomis head videos on youtube. HIGHLY disappointed in this book. There are so many things he leaves out and just expects you to know them by looking at the figures. Ridiculous. Wished I had bought something else.
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zackmc
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
worth it
Reviewed in the United States on June 9, 2017
There is a ton of info in here. Epic book. A little more engaging than Hogarth''s "Drawing the human head" in my opinion. However, this is *not* a quick study. Just making it past the first few pages will be days and even months of practice ( if you want to get... See more
There is a ton of info in here. Epic book. A little more engaging than Hogarth''s "Drawing the human head" in my opinion. However, this is *not* a quick study. Just making it past the first few pages will be days and even months of practice ( if you want to get it right ). Worth the time though, if you are serious about learning.
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Courtney Holder
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... labeled “new” but all 4 corners were damaged - like it had been dropped on all four corners
Reviewed in the United States on May 31, 2018
Unfortunately the book was labeled “new” but all 4 corners were damaged - like it had been dropped on all four corners. The cover was also damaged. I would have preferred to pay a “used” price for this book. Otherwise the instruction inside the book on drawing heads and... See more
Unfortunately the book was labeled “new” but all 4 corners were damaged - like it had been dropped on all four corners. The cover was also damaged. I would have preferred to pay a “used” price for this book. Otherwise the instruction inside the book on drawing heads and hands is excellent. The book mostly focuses on heads, so if you’re looking more for hand instruction I might recommending trying another book. The book covers a lot on proportions and different expressions.
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Rene
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Loomis rules
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 11, 2018
This Loomis book is the best around to teach you to draw the human head. The approach is very easy and the drawings are clearly showing how to do it. Book originally printed in 1943 (this book is a new print from 2011) and what a talent Loomis was. You will not regret...See more
This Loomis book is the best around to teach you to draw the human head. The approach is very easy and the drawings are clearly showing how to do it. Book originally printed in 1943 (this book is a new print from 2011) and what a talent Loomis was. You will not regret buying this book if your heart is filled with love when seeing a nice drawing. Now - Go make your own - follow the Loomis principles. Recommended wholeheartedly. Rene, Copenhagen, Denmark
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Good if you already have a key grasp on heads and anatomy
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 2, 2020
I find these books will only be as useful to you if you already have a key grasp of facial anatomy. There''s a lot of text which goes to explain the barebones of his method, but he leaves important details and references out. There''s little in the way for drawing female...See more
I find these books will only be as useful to you if you already have a key grasp of facial anatomy. There''s a lot of text which goes to explain the barebones of his method, but he leaves important details and references out. There''s little in the way for drawing female faces and Loomis himself even ignores his own guidelines in a few examples. For hands, you are better off looking at YouTube tutorials. His explanations for this part of the human body can be summed up as follows "Look at your own hands". The information within is heavily dated and it shows.
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Jamie Meadows
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Must have reference book for beginning artists
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 5, 2018
The ultimate beginners guide to drawing heads, a must have for any budding artist. Admittedly a lot of Andrew Loomis techniques can be found online however I like to have the reference details to hand and flip through the book as needed.
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Emrly
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Fantastic book by the brilliant Andrew Loomis
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 25, 2017
Fantastic book by the brilliant Andrew Loomis. I had read a lot about this book and I was not disappointed. Well produced and informative both with its teaching of very basics of form and shape and more difficult to grasp concepts like perspective, light and shade, facial...See more
Fantastic book by the brilliant Andrew Loomis. I had read a lot about this book and I was not disappointed. Well produced and informative both with its teaching of very basics of form and shape and more difficult to grasp concepts like perspective, light and shade, facial expressions, the differing characteristics of different ages of face. Despite being written in the 1940''s, the subject matter will always be relevant.
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Fantastic
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 10, 2019
Fantastic, but for the beginner it can be very frustrating, but pls don''t give up as before you know it you will be able to grasp it and become very good, also although a great book I would say look at Youtube for ideas as this will also make you a better at drawing. I''m...See more
Fantastic, but for the beginner it can be very frustrating, but pls don''t give up as before you know it you will be able to grasp it and become very good, also although a great book I would say look at Youtube for ideas as this will also make you a better at drawing. I''m only a quarter way through and a couple of weeks learning, I feel much more confident in my drawings and would recommend this book. What a great artist Andrew Loomis was.
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Drawing the outlet sale Head online sale and Hands outlet online sale

Drawing the outlet sale Head online sale and Hands outlet online sale

Drawing the outlet sale Head online sale and Hands outlet online sale

Drawing the outlet sale Head online sale and Hands outlet online sale

Drawing the outlet sale Head online sale and Hands outlet online sale

Drawing the outlet sale Head online sale and Hands outlet online sale

Drawing the outlet sale Head online sale and Hands outlet online sale

Drawing the outlet sale Head online sale and Hands outlet online sale

Drawing the outlet sale Head online sale and Hands outlet online sale

Drawing the outlet sale Head online sale and Hands outlet online sale

Drawing the outlet sale Head online sale and Hands outlet online sale

Drawing the outlet sale Head online sale and Hands outlet online sale

Drawing the outlet sale Head online sale and Hands outlet online sale

Drawing the outlet sale Head online sale and Hands outlet online sale

Drawing the outlet sale Head online sale and Hands outlet online sale

Drawing the outlet sale Head online sale and Hands outlet online sale

Drawing the outlet sale Head online sale and Hands outlet online sale

Drawing the outlet sale Head online sale and Hands outlet online sale

Drawing the outlet sale Head online sale and Hands outlet online sale

Drawing the outlet sale Head online sale and Hands outlet online sale

Drawing the outlet sale Head online sale and Hands outlet online sale

Drawing the outlet sale Head online sale and Hands outlet online sale

Drawing the outlet sale Head online sale and Hands outlet online sale

Drawing the outlet sale Head online sale and Hands outlet online sale

Drawing the outlet sale Head online sale and Hands outlet online sale

Drawing the outlet sale Head online sale and Hands outlet online sale

Drawing the outlet sale Head online sale and Hands outlet online sale

Drawing the outlet sale Head online sale and Hands outlet online sale

Drawing the outlet sale Head online sale and Hands outlet online sale

Drawing the outlet sale Head online sale and Hands outlet online sale

Drawing the outlet sale Head online sale and Hands outlet online sale

Drawing the outlet sale Head online sale and Hands outlet online sale