I was doing a bit of clean up and came across a drawing pad that I hadn’t seen since 2008. These are some Blooks (Loomis’ term) from Andrew Loomis‘ 1939 book Fun With A Pencil. The book was out of print for ages and it used to be that the only way you could get a copy of it was to find a bootleg pdf version online. Loomis was an extremely successful illustrator and instructor in the first half of the twentieth century. His style ranged from the cartoony (like above) to the realistic.