Music and art
I know exactly what you are going to say. “Mike, music’ is ‘art. You would be right in this assumption. But I want to discuss how music can be used in other art forms, such as sketches, paintings, and sculptures. Music has always been an integral part of any art. My eighth grade teacher allowed us to listen to the radio while we worked on projects. Sometimes she would even let us bring in a cassette. Cassettes were the rage before cd’s. Although cd’s were available, our teacher had only a small stereo with a tape deck so we could work with what was available.
It’s not just a faster way to create art, but it can also be very inspiring. I have found that when I’m painting, I will move my graphic tablet pen to the music. I don’t notice it for several minutes, and then I realize it.
It might be tempting to ask which type of music you should listen to when working on your art. I don’t have stats or any fancy data to prove that one type of music is better for creativity than the other. Music is just like art. What works for one person might not work for another. The music I find most enjoyable while creating art is the same music you listen to at work, in the car, or when cooking, no matter what the occasion.
Goth Symphonic Metal
My preference is for classical music as well as Goth Symphonic Metal. I will listen to any type of music that I find enjoyable while working on my art. Goth Symphonic music is great for me to get up in the morning and start my work. It also helps me overcome any problems I may be facing with a painting or drawing. It works equally well for me to listen to 80’s music while I work. It doesn’t matter what music you listen to, it’s only important to feel the music inspires you. If you find listening to Mozart helps to create a masterpiece, then that’s great too.
You might find inspiration in music and music videos if you listen to enough. Over the years, this has happened to me a few times. A song or video that I have listened to will often give me an idea for a painting. I then try to incorporate the feelings I get from the music into my paintings. This kind of experience has often been helpful in creating new designs for my gift shops. These things, whether it’s a catchy phrase, a moment in a video or a chord that I hear, can all be inspirations for graphic design, painting, drawing, and other creative endeavors.