Wednesday, August 6, 2008

More Stick Figures —

These are fun.


Blogger Andreas said...

Those look like the Andrew Loomis stick figures if I am not mistaken. I need to practice those more.

August 6, 2008 at 8:06 PM  
Blogger Nathan Fairbairn said...

Yeah, they're Loomis sticks. Working my way through the book right now. I love it. I'm trying to find a copy of Fun With a Pencil, but I may just have to settle for printing out a PDF copy. Why his books are out of print is beyond me.

August 6, 2008 at 8:45 PM  
Blogger Chris Chuckry said...

Nice to see that you're sticking with it. Har har. I printed out a copy of Fun with a Pencil. It seems less like work, when compared to the other books, where a more realistic approach is used.

August 6, 2008 at 8:48 PM  
Blogger Nathan Fairbairn said...

Huh. Sold. I love Figure Drawing, but it's not a ton of fun. Plus, his section on heads in FD is just a summary of what's in FWAP, apparently. Dave's got a copy of the PDF of Fun with a Pencil. When he gets back from Vegas, I'll have to get it from him and print it out. Thanks!

August 6, 2008 at 8:59 PM  
Blogger Andreas said...

I have PDFs of all the books. The first loomis book I bought was Fun With a Pencil. I love the old "politically incorrect" drawings in it, like the African native looking quizzically at a toothbrush, or the Eskimo.

August 7, 2008 at 11:56 AM  
Blogger Nathan Fairbairn said...

Huh. Yeah, some of his commentary in Figure Drawing really shows the sexism of the time -- kind of reminds me of watching Mad Men, in a way. I try not to judge people for being products of the time they live in, though.

August 7, 2008 at 12:18 PM  

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