If you look around online you’ll find a ton of artwork inspired by music in the scene. This type of artwork is better known as fan art.
Fan art is artwork created by fans of a work of visual media, such as comics, movies, television shows, and video games. Or in this case, based off of a person or character, such as a musician or member from your favorite band.
We took the time to speak to some music fans from around the world, and this is just some of the amazing talent that we found. Each piece of artwork belongs to the person’s name below it.
Aimee | 19 |England - "I drew Gerard Way because I really love My Chemical Romance and I wanted to give something back to Gerard for giving me music through MCR. This took me a couple of days because I kept going back to it. This piece was all done digitally."
Klaudia Zubčáková | 20 | Slovakia - "I drew Denis Stoff from Asking Alexandria, which I made a few weeks ago. It took about 10 hours working only with pencil and colour pencil, nothing more. I drew it because Denis really means a lot to me, and I love drawing people. I especially love drawing musicians who inspire me snf help me through hard times in my life with their music. Denis is one of them."
Tatiana | 14 | England - "I drew this when I was 12. I wasn't really "inspired", I just enjoy drawing cartoon-like album art because it's the style I find easiest and I generally love All Time Low so I thought maybe they'd notice me if I did something cool. I did it a while ago now, but I think it took me around 2-3 hours & I drew the outline in pencil and went over it in sharpie."
Avery Laur | 15 | Wilmington Delaware - "I was inspired to draw Frank Iero simply because I just wanted to draw him. He's just really nice and helpful. Honestly, I could probable write a very long essay about why I like him. I used a pen and it took me maybe a day or a day and a half to draw."
Emma | 15 | York, England - "I was inspired to do this because I was at a block in my designs and was listening to their music, so I started this and am going to put it in my final design. It took me about 4-5 hours overall and all I used was a piece of paper and an hb pencil."
Anne-Dauphine Borione | 22 | France - "I'm an artist, graphic designer and supermassive Lana Del Rey fan. My favourite piece I've made is perhaps a movie poster for Lana Del Rey's song "Diet Mountain Dew." It took me around 15 hours to finish it as I'm completely self-taught digitally."
"I drew it on Photoshop and Illustrator. What inspires me to make fan art is my extreme passion for music, and specifically for putting visuals on songs, trying to put in reality what the artist, and myself as a fan, imagined. Embodying both my vision and the interpretation of the artist's music is my ultimate goal upon creating a piece. You can find more of my art work at http://daytonamess.tumblr.com."
Rachel Bainbridge | 16 | England - "I've never been much of an artist and this was one of the first portraits I ever drew. Frank Iero especially is someone who has indirectly helped me a lot over the past few years. Not only is he obviously an incredible musician but he is also so down to earth, sweet and humble. His album Stomachaches was released just a month after one of the worst days of my life, and having that music there meant more to me than I could ever put into words."
"I felt I owed this to him, even if it was in the form of a low quality drawing. I had the privilege of giving this to him at a recent show and I'm just so glad that I could put a smile on his face, even just for the brief seconds I could talk to him. I just used regular HB pencil and I think it took around 3-4 hours."
Has a musician helped or inspired you in any way? Feel free to tweet us some of fan art @StrifeMagazine.
Remember, there's always someone who loves you, and if you need an extra person, don't forget that we love you.
Written by Melanie Gomez
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