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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Johnny Depp

An accomplished artist, American actor Johnny Depp regularly engages in the creation of portraits, choosing muses that include his children and wife, as well as more famous faces like Marlon Brando and Mick Jagger.

"What I love to do is paint people's faces, y'know, their eyes," he told Vanity Fair. "Because you want to find the emotion, see what's going on behind their eyes."

Depp also has a thing for the inanimate, such as a painting of his favorite pair of boots. "My boot is like an old girlfriend," he told the site DeppImpact. "We are always together and we lived so many things together! I just wanted to give her an homage for its loyalty and being there."

In honoring the late great American actor Marlon Brando with this piece, Depp said: "He was a great teacher for me, a great mentor, a great friend."

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