Series: The Rogue Artist Series (Book 1)
Paperback: 269 pages, Cover Color, Interior B/W
Publisher: Rafi & Klee Studios (March 26, 2020)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 1 pound
Story of My Book
The Rogue Artist’s: Survival Guide is meant to challenge the perspective and story of the starving artist, build confidence in your ability to promote yourself and your art, and to build trust in your own unique way of approaching your career as an artist… and human. I intertwined my amusing art career journey with the stories of other creative mavericks who inspired me to pave my own way. I talk about all the harebrained ideas that worked despite the naysayers. I share with you real stories of failure, mistakes, wins, successes, and all the things that lead us from having nothing to being able to hang out in a studio in our pajamas all day. I’ll talk about all the rules in the art world and how I broke them in order to succeed. I offer down to earth, authentic, fun and simple advice, which can sometimes be a little hard to hear but may fire you up.
This is the first book in a series of books on how to live life as a successful rogue in the art world.
Who Am I?
My name is Rafi Perez and I am the author of The Rogue Artist’s: Survival Guide. I wrote this book because I had always been obsessed with living as a creative, but spent the majority of my life avoiding it because I was too afraid to fail at something I loved. After having spent 12 years in the “comfort” of the corporate world, I left and ventured on a creative journey that pushed me beyond what I thought was possible. I started with absolutely nothing to my name, and over the course of a decade, I have built an amazing life as a full-time creative.
I have spent the last ten years collecting notes, documenting the process, testing out different theories, challenging the status quo, learning rules and breaking them in order to create myself as a full-time artist who runs his own studio and lives life by his own rules. These books are a collection of that experience thus far. Starting with the Survival Guide, this book has a little bit of everything from my journey into creativity.
My hope is that, in reading this book, you will understand how to grow your personal creative brand as an artist while still having fun. I hope to instill the same passion and excitement that I have for life and being a creative human in this modern world full of opportunities. Ultimately I want you to see this book as a tool or guide to help you understand how to grab the machete and cut your own trail through the dense forest that is the artist’s life. I also want to secretly inspire you to blaze your own trail as brightly as any awesome human can… and if you’re not into that, I want you to enjoy the fun stories, cliff hangers, ridiculous situations, and all-out creative conundrums that fill the pages of this book.
In this book, you’ll learn that the advice of most “experts” in the art world is crap and outdated… Luckily I’m not an expert, so who knows what kind of crazy shit is going to come out of my mouth. I will, however, point out several rules from people in the art world and layout the flaws in their thinking and philosophy. The other thing I will touch on throughout this book is the power of having the right mindset in approaching potentially disastrous situations or circumstances as you traverse your creative journey into the unknown. I will also talk about dealing with the naysayers who lurk in dark corners… or your house.
You will love this book if you are a casual hobbyist, a fine artist, a musician, a creative, an artist looking to up their game, or you are simply a human who breathes air. Especially if you are curious about ways to venture out and do your own thing in life. The Rogue Artist: Survival Guide is a non-fiction book that speaks to rebels, non-conformists, artists, creative humans, and content creators who are looking at growing their ability to pursue their dreams and make them a reality… their own way.