"How to Become a Painter" is a non-fiction book written by Hendrik Conscience, a Belgian author. The book provides practical advice to aspiring painters, discussing topics such as composition, perspective, and color theory. Conscience draws on his own experience as a painter to offer guidance to young artists. The book also includes reproductions of some of Conscience's own paintings. "How to Become a Painter" was first published in 1847 and has since become a classic guide for artists.