What do you listen to whilst you create...our creatives answer
A question was asked to the collective, here are the edited replies from Sunday the 11th of January 2015:
A quick question to you all, when you draw, do you listen to music, the radio or nothing and how does it help or hinder the artistic process? The answers will be added to another blog post. Hope you are enjoying the winter sunny day?
Music for me. Not The radio, though, it would drive me insane. I choose what I know and like, and keep it going in the background. Same mood throughout the drawing session, no shuffling or I wouldn't be able to keep the focus.
Hi Pete, sometimes, music, sometimes audiobooks, and sometimes I stick a familiar movie on but just have the Director's commentary running (I don't have the film running in the foreground, that would be too distracting).
with music, what I listen to often reflects the mood of the piece I'm creating.
Yeah, I prefer to put the headphones on and completely switch off from anything else. I believe I listened to NIN when creating the Blackwing drawing, but it's never anything light and cheerful. It has to be either something intense or dark and quiet like Deaf Center.
Which NIN album was it ?
All good answers, thank you, can you also suggest some artists, films, books, it is so I can embed links into the blog post, you are all amazing
artists films and books.....in what context Pete ?
This is sounding more like an episode of John Peel with the band names, but I now get to expand my listening circle
Good! Don't get stale.
I also like Mashups, so I don't know if I am sent back to the bottom of the list, but currently listening to the soundtrack from Chef (hispanic and Cuban vibes) with the Chris Watson youtube video playing in the background.
Thank you all for your thoughts, I will ask again, have a good Sun or Sin day.