Find Your Artistic Voice: The Essential Guide to Working Your Creative Magic

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Chronicle Books, Aug 6, 2019 - Self-Help - 132 pages
An artist's unique voice is their calling card. It's what makes each of their works vital and particular. But developing such singular artistry requires effort and persistence. Bestselling author, artist, and illustrator Lisa Congdon brings her expertise to this guide to the process of artistic self-discovery. Featuring advice from Congdon herself and interviews with a roster of established artists, illustrators, and creatives, this one-of-a-kind book will show readers how to identify and nurture their own visual identity, navigate the influence of artists they admire, push through fear and insecurity, and appreciate the value of their personal journey.
 

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Contents

Conformity Is for the Birds
6
What Is an Artistic Voice?
11
Why Does Having a Voice Matter?
33
The Path
47
Navigating Influence
63
The Importance of Showing Up Practicing and Setting Routines
73
Begin Anyhow Moving through Fear
83
Strategies for Developing Your Own Voice
93
BIBLIOGRAPHY
120
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
123
About the Author
128
Chronicle Ebooks
130
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About the author (2019)

Lisa Congdon lives in Portland, Oregon. She is the author of several books, including A Glorious Freedom and Whatever You Are, Be a Good One.

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