Monday, 14 May 2007

Some useful books about painting/drawing

A present for anyone that wishes to try his own hand at it, the first one by Speed is a real treasure and those Loomis books, while banal, are not bad either :-)


THE PRACTICE & SCIENCE OF DRAWING BY HAROLD SPEED
Associé de la Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris; Member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, &c.
With 93 Illustrations & Diagrams
LONDON, SEELEY, SERVICE & CO. LIMITED, 38 GREAT RUSSELL STREET 1913

Creative Illustration
by Andrew Loomis
First Printing 1947

Drawing the Heads and Hands
by Andrew Loomis
First Printing 1956

Successful Drawing
by Andrew Loomis
First Printing 1951

Figure Drawing for All It's Worth
by Andrew Loomis
First Printing 1943



and a Leighton, and what for a Leighton: click on it: "Light of the Harem"!