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4 Books Every Emerging Artist Should Read

There's nothing quite like learning from a book. If you are an artist looking for some direction, you might be inspired by people who have paved the way before you. Why not learn from them, too? Here are four books every artist should read:

1. 'I'd Rather Be in the Studio' by Alyson B. Stanfield
For artists looking to enhance their marketing technique, this book is a must. It's a guide that helps artists make their craft a full-time career. This book is extremely detailed, offering steps you can take as an artist - not just broad ideas. In other words, it's not all talk. With Stanfield, you'll receive extensive knowledge on obtaining a thriving art career.

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2. 'The Art Spirit' by Robert Henri
This book is for those who have ever doubted their career in art. Instead of giving you tips for finding success, it will ask you, tell you and remind you why you love art in the first place. For artists stuck on a project or in need of inspiration, turn to this book to help you discover the answers to questions you never knew you had.

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3. 'The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change' by Stephen R. Covey
If you're trying to survive on your artwork, you need more than just talent. Instead, important elements that some artists forget about are learning about and acting out the things you want to accomplish. If you want to learn and know how to practice good habits to help your career, read this book.

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4. 'Ignore Everybody: And 39 Other Keys to Creativity' by Hugh MacLeod
Originality is everything. For those people who have chosen their medium of art as a career, they have to develop their brand. However, that is easier said than done. This book will show you how to stay true to yourself through art. 

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