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Reviewed by Teodora Totorean for Readers' Favorite
If you are an aspiring artist, an art student, or someone who creates art as a hobby, The Art of Patience: Black and White by Antonia Robinson is perfect, as it allows you to get inspiration from similar artists at a similar stage in their career as yourself. It is a book of interviews with young artists, mostly in their teens and early twenties, but there are artists who are as young as thirteen or as old as in their fifties! Although the questions are the same for all artists, the answers show how diverse this field is. Covering topics like style, reason for creating, advice for beginners, or whether you should go to art school, the answers are personal to each artist involved, proving that there isn’t a right or wrong answer. The book starts with Robinson’s story about how she became an artist and there are also other chapters in between interviews such as ‘Mistakes are meant to be made’ or ‘Art and patience,’ where we get to see Robinson’s art.
Covering drawing, 3D art, cartoons, Manga, fine art, photography and illustrations, The Art of Patience: Black and White by Antonia Robinson is interesting, proving that the world of art is as diverse as the number of artists who create and live for art. The book is packed with images of the artists and of Robinson’s work as well. As all the answers are written in the first person, the book feels authentic and tangible. Some answers are more elaborate than others, depending on the questions and the artists’ circumstances, thus making the book relatable.