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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