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August 1st, 2012 #1
What is so GOOD about the book Art and Fear?
I heard lots of people here say that is is a good book but WHY?
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Because it deals very succinctly with a common problem-- perfectionism based procrastination.
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because it gives you a big kick in the butt by reading it, and put all your fears down, make you more confident about making mistakes, and such stuff like that ! But since i'm not an english native speaker, i found it quite hard to read and understand, though my english level is not bad ! anyway, it's a must read ! and really cheap on amazon !
August 1st, 2012 #4
Is there something that stood out to you while reading the book. Anything profound or useful that you have remembered to this day?
Thank you both for your responses.
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Art & Fear is really straight forward.
The words I got the most out of from the book were: "Fear often disguises its self as laziness."
The realization that fear, might actually just be laziness and not an inherent disposition to procrastinate that I always succumbed to, really resonated with me.
Art & Fear makes makes you acknowledge your deficiencies, and gives reason to why your excuses for not "making it" are 100% pure bona-fide bullshit.
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Just don't buy it used though. Unless the seller explicitly states that there aren't any markings or highlighting.
August 2nd, 2012 #9My Sketchbook
And then God said, "Let us make man in our likeness and our image. Let us make him ridiculously hard to draw so that poor artists everywhere will have to spend 10,000+ hours failing repeatedly before they can begin to capture the form and likeness onto a two-dimensional surface." And there was man. And it was good. And artists everywhere lost their minds.
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August 19th, 2012 #15
I didn't like it. It all just came off like a big fat platitude or some kind of "You can do it" attitude....certainly not any kind of deep philosophy or significant breakthroughs and insights into an artist's psyche. I picked it up because I enjoy self-help books - not because I need any kind of specific help as an artist - I mean we all can use encouragement. This book just came off as cheap and short. Maybe it makes all kinds of differences in people's lives but it is certainly not for everyone that is for sure.
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