Drawing From Politics

Captain Terrible & Jab His Worm by Minaz Jantz

Captain Terrible & Jab His Worm; is a symbolic satire painting of political insanity. I add a splash of color and a twist of humor to sort out the bull crap of our country's leadership ruled by a delusional spoilt MAN/BOY using tactics to destroy the Canadian spirit of freedoms that is stated in our national song. That's my take... this is my art.

O Canada!
Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all of us command.

With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!

From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

 'Captain Terrible & Jab His Worm; 
Why Can't We Be Friends?' 

Captain Terrible & Jab His Worm * Why Can't We Be Friends?
watercolor, watercolor pencils, gouache, ink pen, gold dust with acrylic medium.

 Prime Minister Trudeau a.k.a Captain Terrible calls his citizens derogative names, and accuses us of heinous crimes without much thought of what he is saying while showing a lack of respect and responsibility to handle the honorable position of Prime Minister. We expect him to perform leadership qualities based on Canada's Charter of Rights & Freedoms, the spine of our democratic country. 

Captain Terrible & Jab His Worm: Why Can't We Be Friends?
Original pencil drawing in a sketchbook.

Drawing in my sketchbook is not just for ideas for future paintings, the sketchbook is also the process of expressing feelings put down onto paper. Sometimes I draw directly from realism and sometimes I draw from my imagination connected to my emotions.

Going back to Vancouver B.C. in the early 2000s, I met this handsome young man, Justin Trudeau. I was standing near the window in a small liquor store where I was giving away free cold beer as a promotion.  JT, a young man was kissing a girl out front of the window, all smitten with youthful lusty-love vibes. He came into the shop all 'skip-itty' and flush after the KISS so I tease JT and offer him a cold beer to drink. We chat, he sips and he was like any other young guy with a whole life to look forward to the future. When JT was elected I thought, well it might be good for Canada to have some fresh ideas to enliven up our country's lackluster politics. GEESH, be careful about what one wishes for!!!!

Close-up of painting: 
NOTICE the blue boot stabbing through the center of the maple leaf, 
the wilting symbol of a democratic Canada. 

I will leave all the rest of the symbols for you to resolve that speak your truth. 

Golden Clear Acrylic Medium & Schmincke Gold Dust

Close-up of gold-dusted crown detail over purple watercolor.

The gold on the purple crown is created with a brushed on Golden Acrylic Medium painted in the area for the Schmincke gold dust to stick. Using a puffy old makeup brush, I dab into the Gold Dust and tap it over a finger to let the gold dust fall into the wet medium. I lightly fluff the brush over top mixing in gold dust into spots with little coverage. There is textural surface quality and it relatively stays put where there is the medium while the excess gold dust blows off the dry paper.


Fabriano Hot Press Watercolor Paper
Professional Grade Watercolors
Watercolor pencils
Golden Acrylic Medium
Schmincke Gold Dust
ink pens

Close-up of friends in captivity.

The big disappointment with JT in the news is he shows no respect for his citizens, no reality of anything he is saying, completely disconnected from life all around him, he moves his mouth repeating words like he is in a trance and then everyone is instructed to use same words parroted by all the mainstream media and go-along politicians. I fondly call it, WORD PUKING... I know that sounds gross but that is what my ears hear! Justine wants everyone to LIKE HIM like a fun friend but his lack of empathy shows him up as someone with a bad superhero complex that always has to be the center of attention and get his own way or else!

May you challenge creative inspirations from even the most annoying of topics, it could be a clearing of bad memories... bad dreams... the boggie man... take care, Minaz

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