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nybble41 · 2020-04-16 · Original thread
The story could still be made up, but the source for the quote is this book:

Art & Fear: Observations On the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking

by David Bayes and Ted Orland

nxsynonym · 2017-11-07 · Original thread
While the tips in this article are pretty generic, I will say that working artist are among the hardest working group of people I've ever known.

It takes extreme dedication and an iron will to keep up a full time artistic practice.

If anyone is interested in the working/day to day of artists I suggest the following books:

inside the painter's studio (Joe Fig):

Art&Fear (David Bayle)

binarymax · 2017-05-28 · Original thread
This is well covered, though not directly, in the book "Art & Fear"[1]. The more creative ideas and iteration one performs, the more skilled and accurate the end result. Approaching problems from scratch and settling on one approach too early can result in a long and flawed project outcome. The tension is that more ideas are better than less, and when on a deadline can result in less attention to detail for a specific iteration. The paradox of our craft in the technical business setting, is that deadlines are typically imposed arbitrarily.


jodoherty · 2016-10-21 · Original thread
This is the running premise behind the book Art and Fear, which basically concludes that iteration with quality feedback is the best way to develop your abilities and produce your best work. That is, quantity is the best path to quality.

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