Below is a list of books which has inspired and helped me to developed my art practice. The list which I shall continue to update as I find new books, contains books that has helped to progress my art theory and improve my drawing technique. I hope this list of books can be of use to other artists who have ever felt uninspired, blocked or just lacking directions.
The Zen of Seeing: Seeing Drawing as Meditation
Franck, Frederick. The Zen of Seeing Seeing/drawing as meditation. New York: Vintage Books, 1973.
Drawing and Painting People: A Fresh Approach
Ball, Emily. Drawing and painting people a fresh approach. Wiltshire: The Crowood Press Ltd, 2009.
The Practice and Science of Drawing
Speed, Harold. The Practice and Science of Drawing. USA: Dover Publications, 1972.
The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
Edwards, Betty. The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. USA: Harper Collins Publishers, 2001
Drawing on the Artist Within: How to Release Your Hidden Creativity
Edwards, Betty. Drawing on the artist within, how to release your hidden creativity. Great Britain: Fontana Collins, 1987.
Color: A Course in Mastering the Art of Mixing Colors
Edwards, Betty. Color: A Course in Mastering the Art of Mixing Colors. New York: Jeremy P Tarcher Publication, 2004.
Colour: How to Use Colour in Art and Design
Feisner, Edith Anderson. Colour: How to Use Colour in Art and Design. London: Laurence King Publishing Ltd, 2006
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
Tolle, Eckhart. The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment. Great Britian: Hodder &Stoughton, 1999.
A New Earth: Create a Better Life
Tolle, Eckhart. A New Earth Creat a better life. England: Pegiun Books, 2005.
The Artist’s Way
Cameron, Julia. The Artist’s Way. USA: Penguin Group, 1992.
The Gift of Dyslexia: Why Some of the Brighest People Can’t Read and How They Can Learn
Davis, Ronald D. The Gift of Dyslexia, why some of the brightest people can’t read and how they can learn. Britain: Sovenir Press LTD, 1995.