Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, by Betty Edwards
“I once confessed to a girlfriend (who is a designer) that I was inept at drawing, and she told me about this book. It breaks drawing down into five basic perceptual skills—of edges, spaces, relationships, lights and shadows, and the whole—and provides instruction on dipping into our right brain, which helps develop overall creativity. And who couldn’t use a dose of creativity?”
Recommended by Elaine Griffin, an interior designer and the author of Design Rules: The Insider’s Guide to Becoming Your Own Decorator ($25, amazon.com).
To buy: $20, amazon.com.