10 Days Sans Nicotine

…from the sketchbook at that time…Scan 84Scan 85Scan 86

…ideas waning…line work loosening up…composition drifting…

…spending way more time on finished art and manic posting on WordPress…

…oh, and day job stuff.

…(if you’ve arrived here late….this blog was started as part of my journey to exorcise the demon nicotine from my system…”sketchbook” was (still is) largely what I did with my hands instead of smoking…”finished art” is a direct result of that burst of creativity and this blog is an ongoing record of all three…welcome to my nightmare…)…

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…are being celebrated here at Boredinarecordshop…

…being celebrated in fine style with the “piece” that has had me prevaricating all week…

…for anyone who unfollows in disgust, I can be quoted as saying “It seemed like a good idea at the time”…

…enjoy – if you don’t enjoy, don’t judge…

…um…

…Ladies and Gentlemen may I present “Tony’s Political Primer”…Scan 100Scan 101Scan 102Scan 103Scan 105Scan 106Scan 107

 

…wow, you made it this far… I wasn’t sure you’d join me here…

…er… it has been my experience that 4 out of 5 people read “Fatc**t” as “Fatcat”…

…it isn’t…

…still with me?

…picture if you will the “artist” in is 6th week of smoking cessation… to the concern (and amusement ) of his friends, family and peers he has become very manic in his speech and actions… he is continually thrashing around in his sketchbook working thru another set of cigarette-craving induced ideas…

…the fat floaty guys start to get an edge, the “artist’s” imagination dipped in post-tobacco-anti-governmental vitriol…

…describing all establishment suits as Fatc**ts had become a habit (TV news time in our house…the air is BLUE)…

…the idea for the Primer was only going to be a sample page… but “manic” took over and before I knew it I had the whole thing drawn…

Scan 99

 

…all seven pages of it…

…good god, what was I thinking…

..good god, why, when I had returned to a more sedate version of myself did I feel the need to do the whole damn thing again in full colour….

…creative process?…desperate cry for attention?…both?.