Thursday, February 17, 2011

Art and Music

It's typical for me to spend hours at a time drawing, and believe it or not, there are days when I wake up and don't feel like drawing at all. So one of  the things I've been doing to keep myself motivated while creating Mascara is listening to music while I work. Over time, I've found songs that I like listening to while I'm drawing specific characters. There are even situations where the music helps me set the tone and atmosphere for a page that I'm drawing. So here are a few songs that keep me going:

The Only Exception by Paramore

When I have to draw Addison for multiple pages, I love listening to Paramore--especially the song I've posted here. Their songs are delicate, but yet, bold and in your face. I like the "The Only Exception" because it's the story of girl who's had a hard time developing trust in a relationship. For Addison, trust is a big deal, and it should be--but that does put Ian in a difficult spot.

The Last Song by The All-American Rejects

When drawing Ian, it doesn't feel perfect unless I'm listening to the All-American Rejects. He's like, part heartbreak and part mischief, and to me, that's the feeling that the All-American Rejects create. "The Last Song,"is one of my favorites.

Rocketeer by Far East Movement

And on days when it's really hard for me get motivated, I start off by playing, "Rocketeer" by Far East Movement. It just takes me away. And Ryan Tedder from One Republic--his voice always makes me feel totally relaxed. So by the time I finish listening to it, I'm ready to fly off and start creating the next pages I have on schedule.