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I have some songs I love to play when I need to get started drawing omn my own.
I'm looking for super motivational, get off your ass (and back on) and draw music. So far, I've got:
Curtain Call - Eminem
Eye of the Tiger - Soul Survivor
Remember the Name -Fort Minor
We Are the Champions - Queen
What's Stopping You? - Semisonic
Sixteen Tons - Tennessee Ford ('Cuz no one wants to work in a coal mine)
Got anything to add?
Depends what it is your gonna draw..
Industrial landscape, steampunk, etc : industrial music, rock?
Gangsta's, design orientated and funky : Hip hop?
Fantasy stuff : LOTR soundtrack, and rock?
Naked chicks : hmm, porn music?
It depends a lot on the tone of what I'm drawing
mellow- something like Massive Attack
nihilistic/dark-Ministry, Severed Head of State or World Burns To Death
funn/funny-Blanks 77, the Vandals
Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die
Sometimes when sketching I like to have music, but other times I can't get into my art as much as I'd like to when music is playing, I like to find my own rythm when painting or drawing, Unless there are couple really good songs that I'd like to make art to, I prefer to keep the music off.
Usually I start up my drawing playlist consisting of Ghost in the Shell OST and other songs by Origa.
The typical music that makes my soul fly. :]
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Just found a cd by a band called hybrid thats pretty awesome. It's a compilation, remixes of orchestration and ambient music, and the second cd is mostly straight trance remixes. Its pretty chill, if thats what your looking for.
Their regular albums are pretty awesome too.
My music varies based on what I'm drawing, so if I'm drawing these:
Fighter aircraft - Techno, Ace Combat soundtracks
Celtic-based art - Celtic (Anuna, KiRite and Tsugunai: A Cinnuinuit by Yasunori Mitsuda)
Contemplative art - Piano pieces (Final Fantasy IV Piano Collections)
General/Whatever Goes - Either Devil May Cry soundtrack, SHMUP soundtracks (Thunder Force V, Ikaruga, Cave), Power metal
Yeah the original soundtrack was great. I guess the soundtracks follow the games.. save DMC2
Life Drawing - trip-hop - Massive Attack, DJ Shadow, DJ Krush, etc.
or, Ambient - Art by Snipers, Autechre, Telefon Tel Aviv, Sasha
Expressive painting - House - Daft Punk, St. Germain
Since my own creative designs are usually sci-fi craziness with mecha and future soldiers wielding weapons firing glowing blue stuff:
Winter War by Black Sun Empire & Noisia. It really makes me think of future soldiers battling with energy weapons in a Siberian snowstorm. I guess it also helps that I listened to it a lot while playing Timesplitters, but I thought of it quite a bit beforehand.
Although, I do love Sinthetix!
Try some Prodigy. They have high paced fast beats and lots of fire in their music. That's who I use when I want get up and work. I would recommend their album Fat of the Land, but Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned has some decent tracks to it. Plus, very minimal on lyrics.
Another good one is Jamiroquai. His still has some fast beats, but is more calming then Prodigy.
But one thing im sure we already know, don't listen to it if you cant stand it. Like me, I cant stand Eminem or Tool, and im sure alot of people here cant stand the two bands I said. You have to know you enjoy the music to get into the groove of it. So for them most part, just experiment with new music and find the things you like.
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somewhere along the lines of aphex twin(also very good), but possibly even more fucked up. mixed with classical string mainly.
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Mars Volta and pretty much everything Mike Patton has ever done.
I find that usually I like listening to a lot of music with no lyrics or where the lyrics themselves aren't a distraction. Most of the time the genres include soundscape, classical, and maybe some light jazz. I'm really into a lot of soundtrack stuff.
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Um... I just listen to what ever I'd normally listen to when I draw:
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Tech/Extreme Progressive Metal:
Arcturus, Atheist, Between the Buried and Me, Death, Enslaved, Ihsahn, Mastodon, Meshuggah, Moonsorrow, Negura Bunget, Opeth, Protest the Hero (They're growing on me...I HATE his voice!!!), Strapping Young Lad, Voivod, UneXpect, Cynic, Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects (jazz + meshuggah = this), Borknagar, Gojira, Wolves in the Throne Room, Mournival (unsigned), Textures,
Dead Soul Tribe, Indukti, Isis, Pelican, Tool, The Ocean, Baroness, Anathema, Green Carnation, Devin Townsend,
Godspeed You Black Emperor!, Ulver, Russian Circles,
"Heavy" Prog (essentially Progressive Hard Rock):
Coheed and Cambria (They're growing on me...I HATE his voice!!!), Porcupine Tree, The Mars Volta (once again, hate the vocals, like the music),
Apocolyptica, Dream Theater, Evergrey, Riverside, Nightwish (I don't really like their studio stuff but they rule live), Symphony X,
Space, Eclectic, and other general Progressive-Rock:
The Beatles, Camel, Comus, Deep Purple, King Crimson, Pink Floyd, Emerson Lake and Palmer (if only for the album cover Giger did lol), The Moody Blues (sort of similar to King Crimson only much more psychedelic and much poorer imo), Oceansize, The Who,
AC/DC, Airborne, Alice Cooper, Godsmack, Jet, Led Zeppelin, Velvet Revolver, Wolfmother, Jimi Hendrix, Jet,
Death Metal (also see Tech/Extreme Progressive Metal):
Behemoth (orig. BM), Bloodbath, Cannibal Corpse (more grindcore but w/e), Dethklok, Morbid Angel, Necrophagist, Nile, Vomitory,
Black Metal (also see Tech/Extreme Progressive Metal):
Amon Amarth, Bathory, Dimmu Borgir, Dissection, Emperor, Venom, Deathspell Omega, and my friends bands Løgner av Gud, and Vuotan,
Doom Metal (inc. Doom Rock):
Black Sabbath, Daylight Dies, Katatonia, Swallow the Sun, My Dying Bride, The Sword, High on Fire, Sleep,
Thrash Metal (inc. Nu-Thrash):
Arch Enemy, Children of Bodem (I hate Alexi but I have to admit... he's a good guitarist), Death Angel, Lamb of God, Testament, Slayer,
Alice in Chains, Audioslave, Les Claypool/Primus, Mad Season, Nirvana, Rage Against the Machine, (early) Red Hot Chili Peppers, Soundgarden, Stone Temple Pilots, Sublime, Shinedown, System of a Down,
Astral Doors, Benedictum, Cacophony, Dio, Fight, Halford, Iron Maiden, Jason Becker, Judas Priest, (The Lord Weird) Slough Feg, Megadeth, Metallica, Motorhead, Ozzy Osbourne, Pantera, The Scorpians, Sepultera,
Down, Primordial, Queen, David Gilmore, Lustmord (Dark and Ominous the only Ambient music I like), Steve Vai, The Berserker,
Last edited by OldJake666; September 14th, 2008 at 02:12 AM.
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Porcupine Tree's delerium stuff is really good to draw too and it's probably the trippiest music EVER made. My favorite is The Sky Moves Sideways but Voyage 34 is the trippiest thing ever. Both are awesome to draw too.