It doesn't feel right to overload my awesome readers with content after such a heavy post like last post. Click here if you didn't see it.
So instead of that we have decided to put out today's post celebrating world book day, then leave posting for a while to give time and space and respect to our loved ones currently grieving.
Hope that's cool with you guys!
Anyway's lets get on with it shall we.
I have decided to put this in 3 sections and there are roughly 12 books in all. Again I remind you pretty much all of these are affiliate links, this means that we may make a little tiny commission if you buy any of the books we suggest, but this will be no extra cost to you. It basically just means we get more jaffa cakes and hot chocolate to keep churning out content to inspire and encourage you guys.
Our First Section Is Life
Ok guys, the whole point of these books is to help you be a better you. A better you will likely be able to produce better art. Get it?
Quick note, there's nothing wrong with the you, you are now, but we as humans are always moving towards something, it may as well be something better.
Here's the list.
Shut Up, Stop Whining, and Get a Life: A Kick-Butt Approach to a Better Life This book was life changing for me. If you are fed up of fluffy little self help books and need something with a few more nuts to chew on. This is your book. Loved it! Still live by many of the principles in this book.
Calm - Fearne Cotton If you want something a little more gentle then Fearne Cotton has got you covered. All of her books are fab, but this is my favourite.
Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway - Susan Jeffers This was such a good book that really helped me get over myself so that I could just get on with getting my art up on line. It's been one heck of a journey ever since, and I owe that in part to the lessons and simple writing style of the late, great Susan Jeffers.
Our Second Section Is BusinessThis is my personal favourite section and narrowing this down to just 4 was hard, but here's the best of the best when it comes to business books.
Craft a Creative Business: Making & Marketing a Successful Creative Business This is such a good little hand book for all artists wanting to sell their work.
She Means Business: Turn Your Ideas into Reality and Become a Wildly Successful Entrepreneur Pretty self explanatory. Enjoy the surprise.
Small is the New Big - Seth Godin - Seriously if you haven't read any of Seth Godin's books you should! Bonus because I can't not include it Linchpin that book revolutionised my business!
Secrets of Closing the Sale by Zig Ziglar It's been a hot minute but from what I remember, it's pretty good.
Our Final Section Is Art
So for this section the listings are not going to be explained because I want to list a fair few and I know that these books will impact different types of artists in different ways. Enjoy guys!
How To Draw Comics The Marvel Way
How To Draw Stupid And Other Essentials Of Cartooning By Kyle Baker
Manga Martial Arts: Over 50 Basic Lessons For Drawing The World's Most Popular Fighting Style
The Animator's Survival Kit (Paperback) Richard E. Williams
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