Illuminating Loomis

A daily examination and reproduction of the works found in Andrew Loomis’s art instruction book, “Figure Drawing for All It’s Worth.”

Day Sixty-Eight: Warm Up Sketches

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Ok, so this little experiment of mine hasn’t worked out quite as I had hoped. I had intended to work on a page from Loomis’s book at least a few days per week, but ever since launching my new site (Webcomic Underdogs) my time has been very limited. I only get to work on the Loomis sketches every so often. These images here were warm up sketches I did from page 168.

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Day Sixty-Seven: Important Bones

The start of Chapter 2 begins with some work on skeletal structure. Here are some studies of the shoulder and pelvis areas of a male skeleton.

6_30 Important Bones

Day Sixty-Six: The Male Skeleton Back and Side

06_28_13 male skeleton back and side

Day Sixty-Five: The Female Skeleton

This time I labeled the major bones. The most important thing to note is the difference between the hip bones of the male vs the female skeletons. 

6_16 The Female Skeleton

Day Sixty-Four: The Male Skeleton

Gah, I have been sooo behind on this stuff. 6_15 The Male Skeleton

Day Sixty-Three: A little more work with the female mannikin figure

6_05 sketches using mannikin female contd

Day Sixty-Two

More work with the female mannikin…5_28 sketches using mannikin female

Day Sixty-One: More Work With The Female Mannikin In Three Sections

5_26 More Work with The Female Mannikin in three sections

Day Sixty – The Female Mannikin in Three Sections


Loomis suggests that another way to create the female mannikin is to look at it in three sections – divided at the head, waste, and knees. 5_25 The Female Mannikin in three sections

Day Fifty-Nine: The Female Mannikin

The biggest differences between the male and female figures is that the waist line is higher on a female, and the chest is smaller.

5_20 The Female Mannikin

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