Alt-J - Dancing in the Moonlight
don’t mistreat people who are sincerely kind
don’t use them for their generosity
and for fuck’s sake don’t take them for granted expecting them to always be there because they’re nice
good-natured people can be worn down so much that even they can become jaded
treat these people well because they’ve certainly given you the same respect (and then some)
I have a few suggestions because writing to music is something I love to do as well.
First of all, 8tracks is a good site to check out for writing mixes. I tend to just search ‘writing playlist' and a whole bunch of stuff comes up. I also make my own writing remixes, which you can find here but they’re not as good as the other ones you’ll find through searches.
It really depends on what kind of music you mean, but if you’re talking the dramatic/modern classical type then I have a few suggestions in the way of artists. First of all, there’s Two Steps From Hell who are immensely popular in the trailer-music area. I would recommend all of their albums, although Classics Vol. 1 lacks stand-out tracks present in the previous three releases.
By extension, if you like Two Steps you’re gonna like Thomas Bergersen who is involved in the composition of Two Steps’ music.
I would also recommend E.S. Posthumus. One of their most popular tracks is the Cold Case theme, ‘Nara’. That track pretty much sums up their music style. They released an album called Cartographer, which included verses sung by Luna Sans. Whilst it’s a lovely set, I would promote the Piri Reis Remixes version of the album over the original, as it’s all the same tracks without the singing (which is less distracting for writing music, in my opinion).
For softer dramatics and something a bit different, I’d direct you to Zack Hemsey. So far I’ve only listened to ‘The Way’ throughout and it includes some deeper, darker sounds that you catch glimpses of in Two Steps’ repertoire, although Hemsey combines these with subtle, evocative lyrics that can really inspire if you’re in need of some musical motivation!
Modern classical isn’t all about the dramatic though. You can find some gorgeous music from the likes of Ólafur Arnalds (one of his pieces features in the first The Hunger Games film, and is called Allt varð hljótt). I would argue that this piece demonstrates the tone and mood of his music in general. Desperately sad; moving, soft melodies that feel pretty vast to listen to in regards to emotional depth. I would also point you in the direction of Til Enda, which is amazingly epic (and loops back into itself flawlessly if you put it on repeat)! Some of his music also includes vocals, and I would point you towards So Close for a good example.
Next up, soundtracks. The obvious choice is Hans Zimmer. He composes for most of the major blockbusters, his most popular soundtracks being that of Gladiator and Pirates of the Caribbean, but pretty much everything he produces is gold.
Another one of my favourites is Rachel Portman, who composed the music for The Duchess and Never Let Me Go.
And if gaming soundtracks are more of your thing, the biggest artist there is, is Nobou Uematsu, who is of course famous for his contributions to the Final Fantasy series, most notably Final Fantasy VII. That said the franchise always makes a good effort with its soundtracks, so I would definitely recommend checking out the other artists who work hard on the music.
Anime OSTs and television soundtracks are always worth looking into as well! One of my favourite things to do after a TV show (if I’ve heard music on it that I liked), is checking to see who composed it…! They’re nearly always mentioned in the credits, so keep a look out.
Finally, lyrical pieces. I tend to stick close to music that is reminiscent of the classical tracks I like, so music that pushes for new sounds and not a guaranteed chart-topper. Either that, or it’s soft, gentle songs where the lyrics aren’t too overpowering. Here are some of the artists I listen to regularly as I write:
So, I hope this covers enough for you to find something you like…! Everyone, feel free to add your own recommendations. There’s nothing better than sharing music!
- Music to Influence Your Writing
- Tuneglue: Music Map (finds related artists/songs to the stuff you already listen to and like!)
- e.n. lee writes, ‘music inspiration’ tag
- FYCD, ‘music’ tag
- Music For Writers | Tumblr
The following list is of traditional fallen angel names gathered from different religions, mythologies and lore. These angel names are of those angels considered to be of a bad nature.
Abaddon - fallen angel of death whose name means “to destroy.”
This is what I like to do with my free time.
Science, get on this. Catowls look like wonderful pets.
instead of hairballs they will give you pellets, which in turn would become educational fun for the children in your life
You realize this is what baby griffins would look like, right?
I need one
every friend group has a mom
ICE+DIVA watercolour piece. Selling this on my Facebook page to fund the printed version of the comic.
A glorious fuck-ton of perspective angle references (per request).
[From various sources.]
- Perspectives Tutorial by DerSketchie
- TUTO - male reference pose by the-evil-legacy
- tuto - women ref poses by the-evil-legacy
- Foreshortening Practice by Bambs79
- How to Draw Manga vol. IV - Dressing You Characters in Casual Wear
- HUMAN PROPORTION: SIMPLIFYING THE FIGURE USING GEOMETRIC FORM AND GESTURE by The Helpful Art Teacher
- Basic comic interpretation - different camera angle by diaemyung
- Foreshortening tips by scruffyronin
There’s zero way I’m not reblogging this
An epic fuck-ton of male and female torso juxtapositions.
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