There are so many subtle variances in color and value even in a seemingly simple white flower. Without light there is no color. Without shadow there is no form. Painting with sensitivity to these things creates a sense of harmony in a piece. Creating harmony in peace – I like that.

Creative Illustration by Andrew Loomis

This is not a painting book, it’s the missing scriptures from the bible of truth. Andrew Loomis’ way of teaching is like a breath of fresh air. By way of examples he reveals in depth what illustrators and painters need to know and why. Light, value, and color theory practiced by the master painter Howard Pyle are also included with the authors in depth explanations. Creative Illustration by Andrew Loomis is a beautiful instructional book for anyone serious about learning.

“Without light there is no color, without shadow there is no form.”