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January 2, 2013


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Best Music to listen to while drawing.

PsychoticKing Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What kind of music do you listen to when you draw? I like to listen to movie music and other dramatic non vocal music when drawing. I get that action kind of feeling. ;) What are some songs do you recommend to people to listen to?

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CaramelGrape Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist
Shad - The Greatest Construction Crew [link]

I think any creative should be able to identify with this song.
ShawnJohnston Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
I try to listen to things primarily composed melodically and doesn't have too much emphasis on rhythm or is too chaotic. Melody is great for getting the noodle rolling, but even as someone who plays drumset, I can't get in the zone with the drummer going crazy (even if it is awesome). But I can't use headphones or have it too loud because it'll be too overpowering/uncomfortable. I prefer my rock music to have a tenor singer because it puts me in a trance. Some mellow jazz for the chillaxing effect, and pop-punk for hyping myself up with energy.

Some things I usually listen to are Circa Survive, Reign of Kindo, Tides of Man, Four Year Strong, and Emarosa (if anybody here has even heard of any of these bands =/). I don't necessarily "recommend" these bands, but they're some of my favorites. Bowie is good, The Black Keys works, Weezer in small doses...
BittersweetWanderer Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Animal Rights by Deadmau5 for intense drawing, or for a good, peaceful work, Behind The Sea by Panic! At The Disco
Neithacultra Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As many people have stated, it depends on the mood.

For light-hearted drawing, actually almost anything works for me. However, I'm more particular when it comes to darker pieces. Usually dark ambient or doom metal when there's nothing moving in the drawing, and when there's a great deal of twisting and implied movement I just switch to technical death metal.
Juturn-AL Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Depends on my mood and what I feel like drawing. It ranges from classical to post-rock to trip-hop
ActsOfSin Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student General Artist
i listen to anything really, depends on the mood of the art...

Say if im doing some surealisn i often listen to Pink Floyd

Happy stuff i listen to rock n roll/Swing such as Little Richard, Jackie wilson, Elvis Presley, ext

Sad stuff i listen to metal often Cradle of Filth

but maily i just put music on shuffle
NightSerpent261 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Usually Orchestral stuff, I love to listen to choir music when I draw also.
Schnuron Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I listen to Sun Kil Moon or Soul whirling somewhere to concentrate my current drawings.

I chose a few songs I'd like to share the people's forum:
Sun Kil Moon - Blue Orchids [link]
Sun Kil Moon - Carry me Ohio [link]
Soul whirling somewhere - Flightless [link]
Soul whirling somewhere - One of these days some eyes will be opened [link]

I'm not into dubstep or techno music so much, though. Sorry.
RYONMA Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist
Classical is always good
VelvetFish Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Filmographer
Depends on what i'm drawing at the time. (The music will inevitably decide what and how i draw something.)

was listening to Radiohead. (Kid A)

was listening to two SOAD albums (Mezmerize and Toxicity)

Some DJ Krush (MiLight)
DBguardian Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
usually its smashing pumpkins or some shoegaze
Kamar-al-Zaman Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love listening to the end credit music from "Army of Darkness" by Joe LoDuca
spelonberry Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Well, I like anything from the YouTube channel baxylz. He does all my fav soundtracks in long mixes so you don't have to switch. But let me say MrSuicideSheep's channel is the best. Progressive house/liquid dubstep/chillstep is all great.
mphtmnslt Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
this OST is fantastic [link]
deilawliet Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
I usually like to listen to rock and imagine fight scenes :XD:. Sometimes i just put a tv show on and divide my attention, it just feels easier when there's a sound in the background :shrug:
PsychoticKing Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sounds the same with me studying :XD: i need background noise
deilawliet Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
:iconhigh5plz:, yup, exactly XD
Sesshomaru431 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Really does depend on what I'm drawing and my mood at the time.
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