I draw alot of inspiration from music and can't work without it.
One of my favorites is Tom Waits. I absolutely LOVE his music and can listen all day. If you're not familiar with his sound, he's a bit abrasive and velvety at the same time. I love it because it's music that makes you really uncomfortable and ache on the inside...but in a great way...so much that it compels me draw alot! And when I listen, it's like wow, his struggles are my struggles...if only I could draw the lines that sound like his songs!!!
My favorite Waits. He is magical.
1. Bad as me / Bad as me
2. Young at heart / Orphans
3. Alice / Alice
4. Tango till they're sore / Rain dogs
5. Way down in the Hole (Kronos Quartet) / Healing the Divide
A painting I did for a sketch challenge, which was "Dragon Tamer."