This book has got enough to instigate you to start ‘doing’ your work.
Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative by Austin Kleon is slim, short, novella, which can be read over a little more than an hour. It is a manifesto for the digital age, a guide whose positive message, graphic look and illustrations, exercises, and examples will put readers directly in touch with their artistic side.
The book focuses on 10 rules for people to follow in order to be creative. Rule number one is “Steal like an artist.” The author talks about surrounding yourself with the work of the artists you love, and the work of the artists those artists love, and studying everything. Embrace those artists. Emulate them. Try to create not only as they create, but to see as they see. Get inside their minds. The goal of copying is to see the ways in which you can’t be those artists because they are them and you are you.
I personally like his way of illustrating all the important “facts”, many of which I already knew and making his readers understand that how enhancing your creative ideas as well as methods from time to time is important. There isn’t much in this book to write about.
4 out of 5!