Art Discussion

Calling all music lovers! Whenever you're doodling, who and/or what do you like to listen to as you're working away on a particular project?

By Bleu Hope


  • OKAT artist
    OKAT (@okat) Plus Member
    06/10/2020 @ 6:06pm

    Great question @bleuhope ! MY TOP THREE (while doodling in my sketchbook): Band: Motorama / Album: Alps Band: Interpol / Album: Our Love to Admire Band: Radiohead / Album: In Rainbows

  • Ben Adams artist
    Ben Adams (@Badams)
    06/12/2020 @ 12:15pm

    Massive Billie Eilish fan so usually just put on a playlist tbh :)

  • Hugo Seijas artist
    Hugo Seijas (@hugo) Plus Member
    06/12/2020 @ 12:34pm

    Definitely 80 and 90s.

  • Fritz artist
    Fritz (@jeremyfitz14)
    06/12/2020 @ 11:59pm

    I'm 13 so FnaF music, Shawn Wasabi, Nirvana, Billie Eillish, and Melanie Martinez

  • Ilga Jansons artist
    Ilga Jansons (@Ilga) Plus Member
    06/21/2020 @ 2:05am

    For years, my "go-to" music choice for drawing has been Beethoven's Cell and Piano music played Rostropovich and Richter on cello and piano respectively. During the Covid-19 "shelter in place" time, I have been tuning in to the daily streaming from the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

  • B Wolf artist
    B Wolf (@SedonaEquineArt)
    06/21/2020 @ 11:10pm

    I usually listens to whatever I like at the moment. That can range from old school country, to pop, and even musicals. Whatever I’m liking at the moment really.

  • Uriah artist
    Uriah (@ShaperOfThings)
    06/22/2020 @ 10:24am

    Almost exclusively Sonic Youth, further more all Kim Gordon lead Vocal tracks

  • Melissa Scheu artist
    Melissa Scheu (@inkpaperstring)
    06/24/2020 @ 6:03pm

    I usually listen to podcasts! 'Stuff You Should Know' is a great one. I get a lot of ideas for stuff to draw while I'm listening to podcasts. For music, the playlist I'm currently listening to obsessively includes stuff from The Dandy Warhols, The Breeders, Love and Rockets, Bad Brains, and Carpenter Brut.

  • Abby artist
    Abby (@BrightUnicorn)
    06/29/2020 @ 10:48pm

    I like to listen to all of the sounds outside while I draw. I like to bring my sketchbook onto my back deck where I can hear the birds chirping and my younger siblings playing.

  • ROBIN artist
    ROBIN (@DreamyRobin)
    07/25/2020 @ 3:26am

    Well while doing art at start of sketching I start by listening Melodious songs Hindi Melody Songs. then as i reach coloring session. I switch to Party Songs. It includes English, Hindi & Punjabi mostly. And at last while detailing session I listen to Alan Walker songs. It melts my brains. So calm!!!

  • Dietrich Adonis artist
    Dietrich Adonis (@ArtNinja2000)
    07/25/2020 @ 7:40pm

    Being a part-time musician, all kinds of music appeals to me. But in the studio Chillout music, Slow Jams, Smooth Jazz, Bossa Nova and Classical, mostly instrumental, music with lyrics can be distracting.

  • Maia Palomar artist
    Maia Palomar (@mapalomar)
    08/22/2020 @ 5:24pm

    I'm a huge 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s fan. Elton John is my personal favorite, but the Beatles, Eric Clapton, Queen, and the Eagles are just a few others that I play a lot.

  • Kelly Ann Scheffer artist
    Kelly Ann Scheffer (@KellyAnn)
    08/23/2020 @ 10:10am

    Jeff Buckley inspired a couple of my pieces. I seem to get more creative when I listen to him. Same for really old music, like old blues, bluegrass and gospel played on scratchy records.

  • lotus artist
    lotus (@LotusEater)
    08/24/2020 @ 2:33am

    I like to listen to jazz or Classical music usually Bach or argentinian composers

  • Trisha Sherikar artist
    Trisha Sherikar (@artsypants)
    09/11/2020 @ 12:26am

    I usually put on a k-pop playlist containing songs of my favorite bands: EXO, BTS, Blackpink, Twice, SuperM, GOT7, and Red Velvet. Sometimes I feel like listening to English songs. This playlist contains songs by Billie Eilish, Shawn Mendes, Selena Gomez etc.

  • S. Park artist
    S. Park (@PaintinParky)
    10/22/2020 @ 5:19pm

    I like listening to documentaries that I've previously watched, or a movie I'm familiar with.

  • S. Park artist
    S. Park (@PaintinParky)
    10/22/2020 @ 5:20pm

    @LotusEater classical is devine.

  • David Wilson artist
    David Wilson (@David50Wilson)
    11/28/2020 @ 1:05am

    'Blonde on Blonde' album by Bob Dylan.

  • Bleu Hope artist
    Bleu Hope (@bleuhope) Plus Member
    11/28/2020 @ 1:49pm

    @David50Wilson Nice choice!

  • David Wilson artist
    David Wilson (@David50Wilson)
    11/29/2020 @ 6:07pm

    @bleuhope I thank you. Bob thanks you : ) Did you know the initials of the title of this album spell 'BOB'? : )

  • Tricia Clark artist
    Tricia Clark (@gouacheink)
    12/10/2020 @ 8:50am

    True horror story podcasts, content that's in Spanish so I can improve that, and anything ambient/instrumental for music :)

  • Joer_B artist
    Joer_B (@JoerB) Plus Member
    12/10/2020 @ 8:34pm

    Depends on my mood. I usually listen to classical music (big Mozart fan - Symphony #40 in G Minor, Symphony #41 in C are my faves) or the blues (Etta James, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker) or Jazz (Nina Simone, Johnny Hartman). When I need a pick-me-up, my go-to album is Ill Communication by the Beastie Boys.

  • Bleu Hope artist
    Bleu Hope (@bleuhope) Plus Member
    01/05/2021 @ 5:13pm

    @GermyK Great shout! Eno is one of my all-time favourite musicians, and Dan Deacon's stuff makes for excellent company when I need inspiration for my work too :)

  • Misti artist
    Misti (@misti)
    05/15/2021 @ 10:57pm

    @JoerB I love your music list!! Throw a little grunge in there for when I’m feeling moody and that’s my list exactly!!

  • kanaiyah ward artist
    kanaiyah ward (@jadewest)
    06/28/2021 @ 1:19pm

    usually easy by danaleigh and Chris brown .bad guy buy bille ellish

  • Vee Milne artist
    Vee Milne (@bebeloaf)
    04/18/2022 @ 3:24pm

    80s rock, classical, surf curse, etc

  • Lora Sager artist
    Lora Sager (@HappyWallz) Plus Member
    03/18/2023 @ 2:59pm

    I like to listen to a wide range of alternative to heavy metal music (October tide, trivium, clutch, katatonia, evergrey, coheed and cambria). These are just a few that get me pumped up and music like these help keep me focused and motivated to finish a project.

  • Aishwarya Singh artist
    Aishwarya Singh (@iamstillmee)
    03/24/2023 @ 3:56am

    I listen to orchestral music of my favorite songs, it makes me think I'm in a movie or something like that. I feel like the main character.

  • Maggie Hamner artist
    Maggie Hamner (@SlayQueenArtist)
    08/24/2023 @ 6:30pm

    I’m always listening to 90’s Rock or 2000’s Pop. Where are my fellow swifties?!

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