"Creative Illustration" is considered Loomis' magnum opus, which is aimed primarily at the professional-level illustrator. It's divided into seven sections: Line, Tone, Color, Telling the Story, Creating Ideas, Fields of Illustration, and Experimenting and Studies. The book is filled with instructions, tips, insider experiences, and incredible illustrations.
One of the great commercial illustrators of the 40s and 50s, Andrew Loomis's books are classics in the genre and highly sought after by commercial illustrators, comic book artists and concept artists alike. "Loomis's realistic approach infected me with the desire to make all my work, comics and otherwise, fully believable."-Alex Ross, Mythology