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Скетч на завтрак: Сотня способов добавить в жизнь творчества, даже если времени нет совсем

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  1,350 ratings  ·  166 reviews
Знаете ли вы, что даже 10 минут занятий рисованием в день наполняют жизнь радостью, помогают снять стресс, развивают память, воображение и логику? Вдохновляющее руководство художника Дэнни Грегори сделает творчество частью вашей жизни, даже если вы очень заняты и времени не хватает вообще ни на что. До краев полная стратегий и идей, эта книга учит выкраивать время для твор ...more
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Published (first published February 17th 2015)
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Peter Derk
Can I tell you something I hate? I hate that Malcolm Gladwell 10,000 hours theory.

For anyone who's avoided it somehow, the way it works is that Gladwell, who we'll get to, poses the theory that 10,000 hours of concentrated, limits-pushing practice is what separates the successful from the amateur, the pro from the bro.

First of all, no shit. If I just picked a huge, giant number, and if you worked on something that long, there's almost no way you're gonna be worse. 10,000 hours, that's over a yea
Super motivating book with creative prompts to get you creating. The overall message of positivity and the beautiful illustrations make me happy.

Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative is equally as wonderful. Don't miss either.


Dec 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Art is a business, an industry, a racket.
art is about passion, love, life, humanity—
everything that is truly valuable.

Artistically, I've been stuck in a rut for awhile now. I have ideas, many ideas, but to execute them and create an actual piece of that's a different story.

Making art slows us down enough to see the details, the wrinkles, the world within worlds. Without it, life is just a blur of CliffsNotes, movie trailers, and microwaved entreēs.

So maybe I should start with small
Mar 04, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: art, how-to, drawing
Meh. I start from a position of loving all of Danny Gregory's books I've read (so far) which is most of them. This one just feels like a money grab :( There are some fun illustrations, as you would expect. There are certainly ideas. But absolutely every topic, idea, what have you, is covered in about three sentences. Where Is The truly insightful writing we have come to expect? No in this one! If you are a complete-ist, I suppose you will want to get it. It is not expensive. But just to read it, ...more
That I started this in early July and just finished it last week should tell you something - comfortable writing style, fun drawings, and yet I just wasn't drawn in.
If you have followed Danny Gregory in Sketchbook Skool and read his past books, this is simply the same philosophy. Nothing new or inspirational that hasn't already been written or spoken about several times. I was disappointed…nothing new here.
May 22, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hobbies
A few years ago I read _The Creative License_ and I heartily recommend that book over _Art Before Breakfast_. If you have any exposure to Gregory's writing before, there is very little new in this book, and far less than the claimed zillions of ideas on hand. If you haven't, this one isn't substantial enough to give you a real taste of his inspirational style. The central message (you can find ten minutes a day to draw something) is a good one, but in my eyes it isn't instructional enough for be ...more
Elle Kay
Jul 20, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
A couple of ideas intrigued me but the majority of this book repeats the basic idea that you should carry a sketchbook with you everywhere and draw at any given chance you get. Now I draw and sketch when I truly have to but I find it restricts my creative bent so I do it in extreme circumstances only. This book and the 'ideas' contained were so boring and samey and nowhere near inspirational. An utterly one dimensional effort.
Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance
Mar 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: creativity
Art should be like breakfast: something you do every day. And if there is anyone who can guide you into seeing art opportunities in your everyday life, it is Danny Gregory.

You can spend a day with this book. You can spend a week with it. A month. A year. Probably a lifetime.

Full of delight.
Elizabeth A
May 23, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015, art, non-fiction
I'm a fan of the author, but if you've read his other books, there is nothing new in this one. If the last time you made any art was in Kindergarten, this might be the book for you. This little book, while delightful to peruse, seems rather like the author had all these journal pages, and decided to create a book around them. Check out of the library rather than buy material. I'd highly recommend two of his books - The Creative License and Everyday Matters - to anyone interested in being more cr ...more
Jan 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just do it

I loved the section on not letting perfectionism stop you. Just pick up the pen and paper and you'll be shocked it will come forth.
Mar 07, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-read
"Creativity isn't a luxury. It's the essence of life."

{The preface}
This book is for people who don't have time to read it.
You don't have a second to catch your breath.
To smell the roses or the coffee.
Your life is getting more full and more crazy.
Which is why you need to add one more thing to your to-do list:
Make art.
Seriously, art? Yup.
{art with a small "a", I might add.}

This book is full of ideas of finding time for art and illustrating the beauty found in everything, every day. It has e
Feb 01, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like Danny Gregory and his approach to drawing very much, but this book seemed to be just a shorter version of The Creative License. There really wasn't much new, though what there is is fine. Even Danny rehashed inspires and encourages me, so I'm not sorry I read it, but if you've read some of his other books, there's really not much added here.
Kate Robertson
Feb 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent, another wonderful book by Danny Gregory. Its full of ideas on finding time for art, plus many ideas of things to draw to document your life. Full of humorous anecdotes and fun drawings. If you want to draw this is a great place to start. If you already sketch this is a great resource.
Jun 25, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It felt like more of a list of all the things one could draw ("Look! There's stuff everywhere! Now draw it!") than something particularly inspiring. It could be useful to some.
Grace Kao
Apr 25, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: art, non-fiction
Like, it's fine. it's a fine book. It says what every person who has a secret burning desire to create needs to hear: stop talking about it and pick up your pen. I mean, he's right. Every movie I watch is 2 hours I spent not making art. Time, as I get older, grows increasingly fleeting and precious. So the basic premise of the book is this: hoard your time, snatch fifteen minutes here and there, and spend it like a miser. Make art your wealth, and do it for life. You'll regret living any other w ...more
Nicholas Ball
Oct 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A deceptively simple little book, it definitely covers all the bases with the "anyone can do art. Lower case a 'art', don't worry about upper case A proper 'Art'" .. a D it does all that with a disarming conversational style and a reassuring air; as a pleasant surprise is the book goes a step beyond the stay positive platitude and has hidden some very valuable little art lessons about contour drawing, negative space and measuring in among all the feel-good text.

Thus it's an easy recommend for a
Nicole Joliada
Wow! I don't know why I didn't read this sooner. As an artist I've read a lot of art books. They can be hit or miss. This book was a quick read but still filled with useful tips and inspiration that will keep you going back for more. I'm so glad I finally read this!

Longer review to come!
Jennifer B.
Feb 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good for getting the creative juices flowing, and quench the excuses, like "I don't have time, I can't draw", etc.

A quick and easy read, and a great way to get started.
Mar 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a wonderful way to be encouraged to just do it. Do not be critical or a perfectionist. Have fun everyday. I love this book!
Jul 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book can feel a tad disorganized at times, but nonetheless I think everyone should read it. Even if the extent of your interest in art is the halfhearted “I wish I could draw” everyone throws out, read it. And do it. Do everything the author says. I think it’s an important way to approach mindfulness and connect with your life. Anyway, the pictures are really cool
Amy Cook
Mar 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
Liked it well enough to get me a small sketch pad and some decent drawing pens...
Cathy Carpenter
Jul 31, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018-read
This was a quick and inspiring read. Danny really does give you a zillion ideas to be more creative, and many of them don't take a lot of effort or cost, so it's all very accessible. The point of the book is to fit art into your life so you can DO it and not just think about doing it or wish you were doing it. I'm excited to work some of his zillion ideas into my sketchbook practice.
Mar 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This is a motivational workbook, meant to be a guide. It is for anyone that doesn't think they have time to do anything creative. Perhaps, you have children or a demanding job and keep putting off those things until you retire. Mr. Gregory puts it simply, if you can watch TV, go on a coffee break or spend hours on your computer, you can find 15 minutes a day to draw. He says give yourself a month and see how you feel afterwards. Plainly put a good sketchbook is the price of a pack of cigarettes
Cheerful little book, impossible to dislike. However, I have the impression the artist had all these sketches sitting around and didn't know what to do with them, so he put them together in this book, with the title and intent as afterthoughts. I enjoyed listening to his interview on NPR and hope to sketch more as a result.

There is still a stigma, though, of people drawing in public. Our culture, regardless of what our leaders say, is hostile to the arts and views them as a waste of time and mo
Danny Gregory's books are always entertaining and always a visual feast for the eyes. However, this isn't really a book on general creativity as its subtitle makes it sound, but specifically and wholly on drawing. And unfortunately, while it offers many tips and tricks – some of which are used when teaching drawing – as a technique primer, this book only does half the job. People serious about learning to draw would be better served by a more formal approach, and people who don't *think* they're ...more
I carry a notebook in my purse to jot down all the things I'd forget otherwise, but sometimes I use it to doodle. I don't draw nearly as much as I used to -- my kids are the ones who always have a sketchbook in their bags and pencil smears on their fingers -- but every now and then, the itch to create something is strong.

Danny Gregory's book is a reminder that art doesn't have to be ART! Ten, fifteen minutes of creativity a day, to do something for yourself, is art. It doesn't have to be perfect
Jan 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: art
This is a super dynamic, entertaining, and helpful guide to get one back into a creative groove. I love, love, love Gregory's art and his philosophy and this is the only one of many guides that I've read that actually made me want to try contour drawing while reading that section. And if you don't like one page, turn to the next--it's totally different!
A few fun ideas that could be applicable, but for the most part they were pretty much logical drawing and creativity ideas. I do like the artistic version of a pub crawl, especially since it could be an adaptation/ combination of a photowalk as well.
Michelle Wilson

Great ideas and inspiration. A reminder to quit trying for perfection and just have fun creating. The rest comes naturally.
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