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Art & Fear by David Bayles
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Jul 27, 11

bookshelves: self-help, nonfiction

Eh, I didn't really like it... I feel like I couldn't relate to it.. It seems like it's written for people who don't do art but want to... I'm someone who does art because it's what I -do- and it's what I've always done... no amount of deterrent is going to make me stop doing it... but I thought maybe it would address a little bit about how to get into the world of being a successful artist... instead it spends more time telling you all the ways that won't make you successful. I felt like it was rather pessimistic, and overly opinionated in a we're-right-and-you're-just-misguided-if-you-disagree sort of way.
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