Although we have some crossover in readers, I thought some of you budding, wanna-be artists would appreciate this excellent list of recommendations from one of my favorite artists, mentor and cheerleader.
I’m buried in year end, new year paperwork this week, and Katie’s post is a perfect way for me to feature her while slogging through my week of administrative chores.
I’ve been asked quite a bit about my favorite how-to art books, and here is my answer. I will divide them into beginner’s best and then those that are good no matter where you are, but you must know that rarely do I find a book a dud! I can almost always find some value in another artist’s experience. That said, I was given some books that I will sell or give away — I simply don’t find them interesting or valuable or engaging enough to ever crack a second time.
I put books into categories:
- Those that set out to teach you
- Those that inspire
The former category is more straightforward. Either someone is pretty good at reaching their target audience and showing them great ways to accomplish their goals, or introduces them to ideas they never even considered, or they aren’t good teachers! I have eons of teaching…
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