Music is art. Duh. But plenty of musicians are a double threat; on top of their musical achievements, they are also accomplished visual artists.
Whether it’s illustration, painting, doodling or comic book drawing, these 12 musicians have some serious artistic talent.
Ninja’s artwork can be seen all through the background of Die Antwoord’s “Enter The Ninja” music video. It’s pretty distinctive of the hip-hop duo’s colorful vibes.
2. Fil Thorpe-Evans
The Neck Deep bassist does a ton of illustrations for the band, and also sells his work on his own online store.
Manson’s big on watercolor paints, and he regularly posts his work to his Instagram account.
4. John Gourley
The lead singer of Portugal. The Man creates artwork that regularly appears on the band’s album covers—and it’s pretty strange.
5. Kim Gordon
Since Donald Trump’s presidential win, Gordon’s been spending some time making gritty, artistic protest signs. Further back, you can see some of her other creative work, like this portrait, on her Instagram account.
6. Luke Lalonde
Much of Lalonde’s work revolves around his band, Born Ruffians, and this example of a T-shirt design he made is no exception.
7. Sherri DuPree Bemis
Much of DuPree Bemis’ illustration work is seen on band merchandise for her band, Eisley.
8. Matt Skiba
Skiba has had his art on display at different galleries. Usually his paintings portray punk and dark themes.
Biersack’s got some talent, even when it’s just a quick drawing. Watch him masterfully doodle a drawing of Batman in this interview.
10. Martin Gore
Gore, a founder of Depeche Mode, is also an active painter, often creating works for charity.
11. Gerard Way
The former My Chemical Romance frontman is also an accomplished comic book artist and writer. He drew concept art and variant covers for his series The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys and The Umbrella Academy, along with other credits.
12. Billy Martin
— Billy Martin (@TheBillyMartin) March 17, 2017
Billy Martin, Good Charlotte guitarist, has created Marvel comic book covers, Grumpy Cat illustrations and children's books drawings.
For even more of your favorite musicians who are also amazing visual artists check out our art special in AP 345, featuring interviews and special posters from Pierce The Veil's Vic Fuentes, Every Time I Die's Jordan Buckley, Neck Deep's Fil Thorpe-Evans and Blink-182/Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba.