Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Music and Art
I love music. Well thats actually an understatement. If I didn't have art, music would be my whole life. I can't sing to save my life, and can hardly remember how to play any of the instruments that I learned to play, but it still is a huge part of me. hmm I'm sure the neighbours loved it when I played the trumpet :p
Growing up we were surrounded by all kinds of music, from Buddy Holly to Steve Earle, to the typical pop music kids listen to (NKOTB for the win! gods I feel old now that they are singing again :p) and then Gwar :p Not really my taste in music really but mom started to listen to it when I was about 12. There was usually some kind of music playing in the background, and I would still much rather listen to music then watch tv (there really isn't anything on anyway :p)
I haven't been to a lot of concerts mostly because I'm broke. Mom does tell me that we went to see Dylan. Why take a 3 year old I have no idea :p So that doesn't count lol I do remember seeing Steve Earle playing in Wonderland and Nickelback when they played in Lethbridge (I spent 3 plus hours in line by myself buying tickets for people....). I'm sure there are a few more that I am forgetting (any ideas sis?)
Music on the whole doesn't influence what I am drawing. I do have a habit of listening to really angry music when I am pissed off but I don't think it shows in the art. I've tried to draw angry dragons but they end up either looking bemused or sleepy :/ hmmm If I start drawing chained or tied up dragons again then be worried :p No, I just like chains :p I have a bunch of dog collars laying around, they were from dogs I did own so I didn't just go and buy them :p then again....:p joking I'm more of a whip person (joking again!)
Music seems to help me focus on what I am doing. If I don't have any playing I get bored really fast with what I am doing. But I am sure I am going to go deaf with the volume :p
Anyway, a scan of the dahlia. The red here is showing up so much more vibrant then real life. I like it actually even if its not true to life. Once it is done I am going to have to do a lot of work in Photoshop to get it as close as possible.
Anyone have a favourite band they have to listen to?