Daily Paper Prompt #61: Create to the Rhythm of the Music

Our guest hostess is Marit Barentsen! You can find Marit blogging at Marit's Paper World, creating mixed media artwork or orchestrating behind-the-scenes as the editor of Featuring Magazine. I've linked to Issue #4 because you'll find my article on creativity tucked inside!!!

Take a sheet of paper and a tool to your preference (pencil, marker, crayon(s) or paint and a brush/palet knife. Turn on the radio (or have someone put on music without you knowing which song it will be). It can be all kinds of music – lyrics are not important so classical music can be used as well. Close your eyes and be surprised by the sound. Move your pen over the paper to the rhythm of the music. Then look what shapes / rhythms you put on the paper and work from there.

The basic I created with a paint and palet knife while listening to Mr. Probz - "Waves" {links to YouTube}

 

Final art piece created from the original background {above}.

 

Another example - the basic was made using a black marker while listening to Herman Brood - "Saturday Night" {links to YouTube}. A tutorial on how this work came about can be found on Marit's blog!

There's an index to all of the Daily Paper Prompts.