The Day I Loved Drawing Because Of Andrew Loomis

The day I loved drawing was on my 14th birthday back in the groovy Seventies.

My dad gave me an instruction art book as a birthday gift.

It was “Fun With A Pencil: How Everybody Can Easily Learn To Draw” by Andrew Loomis.

That day, I can draw just by following its step-by-step instructions.

As a result, I love to draw.

I have been drawing, sketching, designing and painting ever since.

Yes, and it is true as what the sub-title says, everybody can easily learn to draw from this 1939 book.

the day I love drawing

This 120-page drawing instructional book sparked my love for drawing and other form of visual art.

That include cartooning, fashion designing and visual merchandising.

I can definitely say that birthday present changed my life.

My passion for art grew from that simple art book, and that was how my career path as an artist, designer and cartoonist was destined.

I went on to purchase the other five drawing instructional books by Andrew Loomis.

Of course back in those days, I did not know much about this great American illustrator, author, and art instructor.

Andrew Loomis American Illustrator

Andrew Loomis was known for his brilliant commercial work featured prominently in advertising and magazines.

Legendary Loomis produced iconic advertising paintings for companies, which include Coca Cola, Studebaker, Palmolive, Quaker Oats, Munsingwear and Kellogg’s.

His early prints have become highly collectible and sought out by art enthusiasts and artists.

You can viewed some of his great realistic style illustrations over here.

Illustrator Loomis’ works have influenced many today’s well-known comic book artists, including Alex Ross, Dick Giordano, Steve Rude, and Steve Lieber.

For those of you who want to draw better, or who aspire to be a professional artist, you have come to the right place.

I have searched far and wide deep into the web, and managed to find all the free series of instructional art books by Andrew Loomis.

Except for the 2014 book titled: “I’d Love To Draw“.

Anyway, many of the content in this book is quite similar to the one in “Fun With a Pencil“.

The Day I Loved Drawing

I have assembled all the free Andrew Loomis e-books readily available online in one place for your convenience.

I even took the time and trouble to include as many links as possible for each book.

You just click on any of the links provided.

Most of them you can view the content, without even have to download the books.

Free Andrew Loomis Instructional Art Books PDF

Check out these seven (7) free Andrew Loomis instructional art books below:

Fun With A Pencil: How Everybody Can Easily Learn To Draw (1939)
Click on any of these: Link 1, Link 2, Link 3, Link 4, Link 5, Link 6, Link 7, Link 8

Figure Drawing for All It’s Worth (1943)
Click on any of these: Link 1, Link 2, Link 3, Link 4, Link 5, Link 6, Link 7, Link 8, Link 9, Link 10, Link 11, Link 12, Link 13

Creative Illustration (1947)
Click on any of these: Link 1, Link 2, Link 3, Link 4, Link 5, Link 6, Link 7, Link 8, Link 9, Link 10, Link 11

Successful Drawing (1951)
Click on any of these: Link 1, Link 2, Link 3, Link 4, Link 5, Link 6, Link 7, Link 8, Link 9, Link 10, Link 11

Three Dimensional Drawing (Revised Edition of Successful Drawing) (1958)
Click on any of these: Link 1, Link 2, Link 3, Link 4

Note: This free e-book found online is in Spanish only.
It is titled “Dibujo Tridimensional

Drawing the Head And Hands (1956)
Click on any of these: Link 1, Link 2, Link 3, Link 4, Link 5, Link 6, Link 7, Link 8, Link 9

The Eye of the Painter And Elements Of Beauty (1961)
Click on any of these: Link 1, Link 2, Link 3, Link 4, Link 5, Link 6, Link 7, Link 8

I hope these free drawing instruction books by Andrew Loomis could change your life for the better too.