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Honestly this book took longer than I had assumed it would take to finish because it started to drag on towards the middle and I got bored. It had some solid points but overall it's not worth the price.
This book really made me more aware about being an artist; it explains that art is made by ordinary people—you don't have to be a genius or be special to make art. I really love the excerpts on art technique, about how getting better comes in time, style comes with habit. But most importantly it teaches you to make art that you care about, let the ideas be your own. I'd definitely recommend this book to all artists, especially to those starting out or who are doubting themselves. Great read, 5 stars.
As an artist, I read what I already knew! But the difference in this book was understanding what I knew! When you have different perspective's on any form of topic, you can learn. This is what this book offers and delivers. Read it and learn to grow as a person who produces soulful, meaningful ART!
Art & Fear
I devoured this book in two sittings and underlined half the text! An excellent read that I would recommend to any artist who is looking for some thought-provoking words of wisdom regarding the making of art, the maker, and the hard questions that all artists face.
Wisdom and insights abound!
I'm so thankful to finally have a digital copy of this book- I can finally keep this one for myself.
Every artist should read this :)
Lucid, concise, confident.
I read this very slowly over the course of several months, taking sips here and there. More or less savoring it. Rather than amounting to an overly distilled, obtuse axiom, it provided a slow burn of quiet comfort, friendly solidarity.
I'd be at a loss to describe the specific content that moved me herein, or the arc the book takes, or the way it is structured. It is elusive like that, like a free flowing meditation. I began reading with nothing but questions, and have finished now feeling good about those questions. Feeling a sense of ownership over these curiosities, a confidence in uncertainty, and a renewed energy to forge ahead.