8 celebrities who are surprisingly talented artists

From Emma Watson to James Franco, here are several artists who are drawn from the camera to the canvas.

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Emma Watson attends the 'Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. Emma Watson attends the 'Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo: Mike Coppola / Getty Images)

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An artist on and off the screen...

While many actors and actresses (like Emma Watson, seen here in this photo) consider their time in front of the camera as fulfillment of their artistic ambitions, there are a handful who seek out the brush or pencil to further express themselves.

Some of these pursuits are purely creative in nature, while others have resulted in side careers that are celebrated by fans and art critics alike.

Click through to learn more about eight celebrities engaged in the creation of original art, from the eclectic to the sublime.

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