Andrew Loomis was an American Illustrator, Author, and Art Instructor way back in the 30s. He served in World War 1 and taught at the American Academy of Art, and provided Illustrations for many advertising agencies before opening his own studio in the Windy City of Chicago. He is well know among Illustrators for the legacy he left behind. These 6 Amazing Art Instruction Books, that help Artists not only understand the Fundamentals of Art, but understand the Aesthetics of Art, a set of principles concerned with the nature and appreciation of beauty.
I'd like to note that some of this books feature stereotyped images or ideas about women and people of color within some image examples and text. Mostly due to the times of the 1930s. But I encourage you to look beyond that, to unlock the treasure these books provide towards your creative growth as an Artist.
These books have guided me through what some call the hardest parts of Art. Perspective, Proportion, and The Movement of Figures. They also take some time to read, and some time to process. So make the time, and if you have any questions, or need help understanding, let me know in the comments. I'm happy to help.
Loomis books give Artists the chance to express their true vision, by showing them the way. They've been out of print for years, but are recently making a comeback to the Amazon Market. Some at collectable prices. But the good news is, that since they've been out of print for years. They've been available for download free of charge online, and now free of charge on this blog post. Just click the links below!