Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain

For anyone who believes they "can't draw", this is the book for you! In it you'll discover the secret to drawing is not in making lines, but rather, in accurately observing the world around you.

The Creative Act - Rick Rubin

A collection of short musings on the act of creation. Whenever I'm stuck, I flip this book open to a random page and read it. I always seem to find just what I needed to hear.

The War of Art - Steven Pressfield

An easy read, and highly inspiring. Applicable to anyone with a goal - not exclusively artists!

Why Does He Do That? - Lundy Bancroft

"Abuse and respect are diametric opposites: You do not respect someone whom you abuse, and you do not abuse someone whom you respect." If you've ever caught yourself asking why, this book is an invaluable insight into the minds of people who do that.