Thursday, January 26, 2017

Drops Of Jupiter - Mixed Media Artwork

Turning Your Favorite Song Into Art

This is my very first multimedia piece! I was inspired to make this piece by the song Drops of Jupiter by Train. This is my favorite song of all time. It is fun to listen to and to play on guitar. The songs lyrics are fun and imaginative. It is one of those songs that proves that you don't need to be dirty to have a good song. The songs lyrics have always painted images in my head and I have always wanted to make a piece of art using the song lyrics. It took a few years before I knew what I wanted to do and until I was able to except that whatever I did won't be perfect. I'm going to show you how I used different lyrics in the song to contribute to each element and what I used to make each element.

The Girl On Saturn

Lyrics; Was it everything you wanted to find

And did you miss me while you were looking for yourself out there

Can you imagine no love, pride, deep-fried chicken
Your best friend always sticking up for you even when I know you're wrong
Can you imagine no first dance, freeze dried romance five-hour phone
The best soy latte that you ever had, and me

For this part I used  oil pastels to draw Saturn and colored pencils to draw the girl drinking the soy latte. i like to think that she is contemplating all the good things in life while she stares into space looking for herself.

Shooting Star

Lyrics: Tell me, did you fall from a shooting star

One without a permanent scar

The star was made out of sketchbook paper, oil pastels and chalk pastels.

The Sun

Lyrics: Tell me did you sail across the sun
Did you make it to the Milky Way to see the lights all faded
And that heaven is overrated

For the main part of the sun I used color pencils and light oil pastel. For the rays I used oil pastes. I purposely made two of the rays faded to fit the lyrics.


Lyrics: Tell me did the wind sweep you off your feet

Did you finally get the chance to dance along the light of day
And head back to the milky way
And tell me, did Venus blow your mind

Venus was made out of oil pastel. The background is painted onto a canvas with oil pastels.

Drops of Jupiter

Lyrics: Now that she's back in the atmosphere

With drops of Jupiter in her hair, hey, hey

Jupiter is again drawn with oil pastels. It took me a while to decided how I wanted Jupiter to look like but eventually I choose to have the drops of Jupiter rolling off.

What's your favorite song or a song you want to see as a piece of art? Let me know in the comments!


  1. I LOVE this! And I think it was a great idea to show us how the lyrics inspired different parts of the picture.

    Nicole @ Best Kids' Reads

    1. Thank you! What is your favorite song?

    2. Ooh! Good question. I think my favorite song is probably "If You Want Me To" by Ginny Owens. Wish I was an artist and I could paint a picture to represent it!

  2. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing. I’m terrible at drawing.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    1. Thank you for visiting my blog. I'm love that you can still appreciate art:)

  3. This piece is beautiful! I love how you used the song lyrics to describe the feeling of the art. That's brilliant!

    1. Thank you so much. I hope to do more in the future.

  4. How fun. I love the look of mixed media art. I think you did a great job. I really love this song too. I don't really have ONE favorite song but I do love "Eleanor Rigby" by The Beatles.


    1. Thank you! It's nice to have a someone who also appreciates the song. I'm going to listen to "Eleanor Rigby" right now ;)

  5. omg I'm in love with your blog and your art. You should have a Society 6 store. I would totally buy your art

    1. That would be so much fun! Thank you for your support!

  6. I really like the Venus. Nice work!

  7. This is one of my favorite songs! This painting is so amazing!

  8. This is my favorite blog post--mostly, because you speak my language. I love art. I love music. And, I often fuse them together. You did a fabulous job of showing the lyrics with the steps used to create the art piece. Plus, you picked a great song. Amazing work.