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January 23, 2013
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Too Drunk to be Pure by Nattie-Bug Too Drunk to be Pure by Nattie-Bug
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So, the song "Lazy Bones" by Green Day off their second new album "!DOS!" inspired this drawing. The stanza that was my inspiration was this one:

I’m too mental to go crazy.
I’m too drunk to be pure.
And, my mind is playing tricks on me.
And, I can’t sleep tonight ’cause I’m so tired.

More specifically it was "I'm too drunk to be pure" that really inspired the image. But I wanted to play in the rest of the song. The whole song, in my opinion, really expresses that...."I've had enough of this, that life is just too hectic and I'm sick of it. I just want to rest."

And also moves along this soft depressed state, this loneliness.

I didn't want the picture to show Billie as a raging alcoholic, but more as a tainted angel. Which the "ink" spotting his white wings showing the evilness of the world corrupting him. He appeals to this state as if to say "I give up, but I still go on." So the "too drunk to be pure" spot is that he doesn't drink because he has too, he drinks because he wants to and it wakes away the craziness of life. So that's why the way he holds the bottle is the way it is, this relaxed, bored, lonely state.

Goodness, I haven't drawn Billie in almost three years. I know I drew him for the Halloween Series, but I haven't drawn him as part of the fandom since November of 2010. By the way, fuck tattoos. It's so hard to draw them sometimes so that's why his arms are bare. x'D

I actually LOVED how this turned out so PLEASE comment on this, this is, by far, one of my favorite pieces in my gallery, so real feed back would be amazing.

"Lazy Bones" (c) Billie Joe Armstrong/Green Day
Billie Joe (c) Himself
"Lazy Bones" Interpretation and Art (c) =Nattie-Bug
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wow! i love it!i also love the title!lazy bones is also one of my favorite songs!i love the ink splatters it makes it look more....dark.anyway i really enjoyed this!
Nattie-Bug Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!! Though the title is just a lyric xD Yeah, whenever I have a bad day I like to listen to it. I'm so glad you did!! Thank you!!! :heart:
rainismysunshine Jan 26, 2013  Student General Artist
I love the way Billie Joe says "honesty" in this song. :3
Nattie-Bug Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, this song is just so amazing :heart:
rainismysunshine Jan 26, 2013  Student General Artist
I know. :heart:
Nattie-Bug Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the watch!!! :heart:
rainismysunshine Jan 27, 2013  Student General Artist
:3 You're welcome!
ParkaarJay Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats what i always felt about the song! LOVE the drawing by the way
Nattie-Bug Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I really love this song :)

Thank you!! :D
Idunno09 Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Woah, dude, what the-I don't even-I mean, this is great!
I really like it, I mean, iaosjlkwjegh, I don't even know what to begin with :squee:
I like his expression like, it really does say what you mean to tell through this drawing. I adore the meaning, I really find it as something deep and, man, this is amazing :love:
The wings, I love the wings! At first I thought it was blood on them, but any or other way, I must admit it's fantastic :happybounce:
The way you detailed everything, just, asiokjfljehpa˝klrsd˝lw,df, way better, waaaaaaaay much better than anything I'd ever do, dude! :squee:
I love his clothes, and just, asikjdljpkgwg, I love this :meow:
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