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    What do you listen to while creating art?

    what I love about drawing is that once I map out the basic structure and design of the drawing in my mind I can listen to all kinds of stuff, while drawing, and fully appreciate what I'm listening to. I like NPR, my audiobook collection (the contents of which I've listened to so many times I've virtually memorized each one and can lip-sync the words...), and I find Rammstein particularly inspiring when I want to do something badass.
    do other people share this habit? if so what do you listen to while creating art?


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    Seattle's hottest music

    http://www.c895fm.com
    I self-published a book on the fundamentals of drawing from life.

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    ~3000 songs on my playlist at the moment.

    Recently, I've been playing Comedy Central Presents and Celebrity Jeopardy videos in the background. It's nice a break from music and it keeps my brain active.

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    Joy Division, The Nerve Agents, A.F.I., Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and the such.
    Ho hum!

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    interpol, rachel's, godspeed you! black emperor, but lately its been whatever ambient trance I could dig up with winamp
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    everything (excluding pop and country) and nothing.
    Favorites: Visionaries, Living legends, Ill nino, and pidgeon john (no specific order)
    also I listen to alot of, "why aren't you asleep it's 3 in the morning! turn of the fucking light!"
    bad is good and good is only okay...

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    I like the courses from the Teaching Company. When I'm working full out I can burn through even the longest ones in a few days. They're expensive, but most big library systems have them.

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    Originally posted by Elwell
    I like the courses from the Teaching Company. When I'm working full out I can burn through even the longest ones in a few days. They're expensive, but most big library systems have them.
    that sounds pretty damn cool Elwell,im gonna check those out:chug: :beer:

    ive been listening to alot of classical while i draw recently, its amazing what it does for my state of mind
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    I've got one mix CD with music from Dance Dance Revolution (random techno beats and) and some Blue Man Group and a few random tracks.

    I also occasionally listen to my FFVII OST.

    Then, I have a mix CD of lots of Incubus and Audioslave and then some.

    Finally, there's 100.3 FM ( http://www.y100.com/ Warningissass Flash navigation menu)


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    Lots of Bjork, Techno, Enigma, Classical, Delerium.

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    AFI, Bad Religion, TV on the Radio, Blind Guardian, whatever

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    The Blade Runner and Empire Strikes Back soundtracks on a loop.


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    The lord of the rings soundtracks, over and over!

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    instrumental tracks from my cd collection. lyrics can be distracting, for me anyways.
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    Depends on the task at hand. For some things i need to concentrate and music distracts too much.
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    usually to the chronix agression radio stream. depending on the mood though, i listen to deftones, mudvayne, tool, aphex twin, or the blade runner soundtracks, love those..

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    The Aphex Twin, Lamb, Squarepusher, Fatboyslim, Appollo 440, Kosheen, Various drum and base, Various classical, and the chilled out kicked back brilliance of Banco De Gia . Eljay, that one may just be the one for you...
    Those are just the ones that help with the pen pushing, I listen to everything otherwise [yes, even pop and country].

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    I forgot about Bjork. I've been listening to The Distiller's Coral Fang a lot as of late.
    Ho hum!

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    WIggle your stinky pinky

    The Knife, tool, Tenacious D... And more!!!!!!!

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    Janis Joplin, Carly Simon, 'Der Tanz Der Vampire' Soundtrack, and about 500 other 60s - 80s music.
    Life has many colors, and some of them are dark. Draw what you see, not what you 'think' you see.

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    The Mars Volta- Deloused in the Comatorium

    There are others but this one just transports me to a whole different wavelength/frame of mind- it energizes me immensely
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    Mostly Pixies, Zeppelin and U2
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    Utada Hikaru, Ayumi Hamasaki, Boa, Kelis, system of a down,

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    I grew up on urban music, I use to listen to rap alot in high school, but it's all about R&B now. I listen/sing to Ginuwine, Usher, Mario Winans, Craig David, Babyface, some new, some old schools while I'm paper jammin' my artwork. Sometimes a lyric comes up to where I have to drop my pencil just to hit a perfect note on some of the songs.
    I also listen to tracks that has a phat beat.
    "If you only heard one side of the story, then you must be deaf in the other ear." - Sok N. Wett

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    bjork, aphex twin, square pusher, sigur ros, frou frou, postal service, underworld... the LOTR sound tracks are great, host:the planets (or any classical), philp glass... the album leaf, flogging molly, u2... i'm all over the place
    So go bow your head and weep, for your world won't change while you sleep.

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    ac/dc, beastie boys, fat boy slim, junkie xl, nirvana, 2pac, .B.I.G, zero seven, weezer, powerman 5000, rob zombie, chilli peppers, outkast (more specific being andree 3000), 5,6,7,8's, beatles, deftones, method man, gorillaz, green day, and more i probably' can't think of off the top of my head.
    "You are not special. You are not a beautiful or unique snowflake. You are the same decaying organic matter as everything else." - Tyler Durden

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    The Mars Volta
    At The Drive In
    Modest Mouse
    Ugly Casanova
    Elliot Smith
    The Faint
    Converge
    Sex Positions
    Stereolab
    Belle and Sebastian
    Interpol
    The Appleseed Cast
    Darkest Hour
    Give Up The Ghost
    Led Zeppelin
    The Doors

    I think I have more in there, but I can't remember...

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    YESTERDAY'S RISING
    funeral for a friend
    boysetsfire
    billy talent
    the mars volta
    at the drive in
    deftones
    TRUSTcompany
    jimmy eat world
    taking back sunday
    thursday
    incubus
    lostprophets
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    when doing traditional art working from life i listen to nothing, I try to let all my senses obsorb and come out in my painting.

    When I'm jamming out doing my job of 3d work. I've been on a yeah yeah yeah's kick for about 3 weeks.

    Eagles of death metal
    the darkness
    the vines
    the strokes
    jack johnson
    air
    bif naked
    bob marley
    clutch
    the dirtbombs
    herbnlife
    ks choice

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    Delerium -Karma, Semantic Spaces
    Aria
    Intermix
    Massive Attack
    Portishead
    Linkin Park -hybrid theory
    Qotd soundtrack
    The Back Horn
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