The Artist Unique is a treasure trove of ideas for exploration and self discovery in your creativity. It is all about finding your own voice rather than copying projects and ideas directly from a book.
It gives a great selection of 15 different techniques and effects brought to you by 15 contributing artists. I particularly enjoyed these sections as I live finding our about other artists and their creative processes.
This book is like a tool kit giving ideas for different mark making media, attachments, texture makers and other paraphernalia. There are several work sheets to work through which might help you find that spark of inspiration and all of the way through the book you are encouraged to try out the different techniques and put your own individual mark onto the work you produce.
I think this book is ideal for those who feel as though they are still looking for their true creative voice and haven't quite found it yet. I don't think there is a guaranteed recipe or path for finding it, but when you do, you will know. And even if you have travelled down the route of self discovery who's to say that's the end of your journey, you can always go further, develop or refine your style or try something completely different. There are no rules, you can make them up as you go along.
The author, Carmen Torbus,has done a great job with this book. There is just the right balance of information and instruction but plenty of inspiration and encouragement to go your own way.