Memes aside, you'll occasionally want to hop through them at the same time, though that part comes after you've been able to handle the solid core of the beginning ones. I would point you towards:
>Fun With A Pencil >Figure Drawing For All It's Worth >Drawing The Head And Hands >Successful Drawing (really just focuses on what the top three cover and goes into more detail on some of the more compository aspects of drawing) >Creative Illustration (follows a similar vein, this time being even more technical and getting into concepts of tone and such, advances what you already know) >Eye of The Painter (is rather assumingly most focused upon the ability to put all these things together and examines the creation of art for all its facets)
You'll probably spend most of your time hopping back and forth between the first three books, finding that many of the pages in later books seem to assume a level of proficiency gained in the earlier ones. There are some discrepancies in this, however, so don't be afraid to give some of their early exercises a try if you feel up to it. Just work at your own pace, and your own path.
>>2366355 That's why I say Loomis is a meme. His books are 80% esoteric bullshit, 20% stylized drawing structions for a publishing industry that no longer exists. Dodson and Hamm are much better for the absolute begginer because they avoid all the bullshit and just make you draw which is what you really need when you're starting, no small talk or mumbo jumbo. Bridgman and Vilppu are also infinitely more useful for the advanced artist since they actually teach/rethread useful information not contained in the more amateur books, not just the same thing over and over.
But /ic/ won't drop the Loomis dogma like Tumblr won't drop red noses and social justice madness.
>>2366389 His drawings are stylized for the swift location of landmarks and muscle groups. And people kinda looked like that back in the day. Nowadays with dieting and steroids athletes look more streamlined but when all you had were real work-made muscles, people were bumpy as fuck.
I decided to stop sucking complete shit and actually be at least somewhat not shit, so I got Loomis Head and Hands or whatever it's called Should I have gotten Fun with Pencil first? My friend told me that it's for complete beginners and is generally an overrated shit book and that with whatever current skill level I have I will not learn much from it
Hamm doesn't show you how to draw a head in 3/4 or even talk about what construction is you autistic retard, his entire book is basically a bunch of deviantart tutorials crammed together. Bridgman's drawings are barely legible 85% of the time or more. Loomis' books are the most well rounded of any of the early 20th century art instructors, period. He teaches construction, proportion, anatomy, composition, perspective etc. Hardly any of the other people in this image I'm posting teach more than one of these things effectively and if you weren't just talking out of your ass about having read any of them at all instead of trying to force an epic meme you'd know that.
>>2368385 Loomis isn't good, people here got trolled and turned it into dogma.
He wastes too much time on prose and is way too influenced by the workflow of a publishing industry that doesn't exist anymore. There is a reason his books aren't in print anymore and it's not because the jews want to keep the secret of drawing from the masses.
Study Dodson and Bridgman/Vilppu. And most importantly: DRAW FROM LIFE.
i tried to read fun with a pencil and it gave me aids. fucking blooks balls was he high when he wrote that book? the prose is narration of an imaginary gnome that is hypothetically sitting on your shoulder.
as far as gesture and anatomy, there are ten thousand youtube videos explaining gesture and shading, and real anatomy books exist. bridgeman's book is like a drawing manga paper back compared to pic related.
drawing the head & figure is just the same "copy what's on the page" style, but it's like half the size of loomis's books with the same information.
>>2368597 serves him right. he single handedly screwed up an entire generation of artist with his half assed pinterest tier tutorials. now that he is gone his memory will fade away and only then will this board be more than just a bunch of mongoloids parroting outdated methods.
>>2368850 >drawing the head and figure >the same information
For the last fucking time Hamm doesn't teach you how to draw heads in 3/4, he doesn't teach you construction or perspective. Outside of a few tricks and a single proportions diagram his book is practically worthless.
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