Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Evidence of.



  • Posted June 14, 2007 at 11:50 am

    Holy crap. As long as you don’t start taking orders from a neighbor’s dog, you’ll be fine.

  • Posted June 14, 2007 at 11:50 am

    I think this shall be the background on my computer.

    It’s purrty. And it makes me a lil dizzy.

  • Posted June 14, 2007 at 11:50 am

    that just looks like art to me..I was thinking about counting the waves, but that would make me just as bad as you.

  • Posted June 14, 2007 at 11:57 am

    Whoa. This is awesome in detail perspective. However, it also makes me feel slightly seasick.

    Lying down now.

  • Posted June 14, 2007 at 12:04 pm

    I have a three part question: How long did it take you to draw this out?

    Okay. You’re thinking, that was only a one part question. That would be correct. Let me explain. When I first began to sit down and write into this little “reply” box, I knew I had a question to ask, and I *assumed* that it would be a three part question. This is the reason that I wrote “I have a three part question” but as it turns out, I didn’t. And it was a bad move on my part. Could I have backspaced all of that? Sure, I could have. But the point is: I didn’t. Maybe you’re hurt/sad/disappointed in me but.. JUST LEAVE ME ALONE ALRIGHT!! It’s over between us. I can’t take your condescension any more, Michael. I’m leaving.. and if you wish to tempt me with donuts, go ahead. I might eat the donuts, but I’m still leaving. After I eat the donuts.

  • Posted June 14, 2007 at 12:05 pm

    i would buy a print of this. i like the pops of color the cars provide.

  • Mike G
    Posted June 14, 2007 at 12:10 pm

    This is taking doodling to a whole nother level. This is like if you went to do karaoke and you had backup dancers and pyrotechnics onstage. This is like that but with doodling. Or like if you went on a date with a chick and you offered to pick her up and you showed up in a hovercraft of some kind. Sort of like that, but in a doodling context.

  • Posted June 14, 2007 at 12:11 pm

    you should work more. i hide my insanity by working more. drawing a pic is like letting the world know your insanity.
    way to go, nutjob.

  • Posted June 14, 2007 at 12:11 pm

    EFD — excessive free-time disorder

  • KBhee
    Posted June 14, 2007 at 12:32 pm

    You went outside the lines. OCD THAT.

  • Posted June 14, 2007 at 12:49 pm

    the cars on the back bridge aren’t colored… part of my wants to print this out and color them so i feel better about it. THERE’S your evidence.

  • Posted June 14, 2007 at 12:49 pm

    I’ve only read about the Sea of Cursive Rs in tales of great Ulysses, but now that I see it with my own eyes, it’s like the Sirens’ call.

  • Zane
    Posted June 14, 2007 at 1:19 pm

    Oh, Warren, you beat me to the punch with the Sea of Cursive R’s. Kudos to you for that.
    I have nothing left to say. Except that ….no, nothing;(

  • Kate
    Posted June 14, 2007 at 1:27 pm

    That’s beautiful.

    I also have OCD (really, ask my shrink), but I never use it to produce beautiful things.

  • Jamie
    Posted June 14, 2007 at 1:33 pm

    That’s nice :) I’d like to see that on a shirt

    Posted June 14, 2007 at 1:42 pm

    You appear to have an excessive amount of graph paper…

  • Posted June 14, 2007 at 1:54 pm

    Also couldve been titled -
    Unemployment: Evidence of.
    No Girlfriend: Evidence of.

    Just kidding of course.

  • Posted June 14, 2007 at 2:50 pm

    This is beautiful! But, it’s not OCD, because the cars don’t follow a color pattern… or do they?

  • jessica
    Posted June 14, 2007 at 2:50 pm

    you were really bored y/y

  • Frodo's Lair
    Posted June 14, 2007 at 3:27 pm

    I would purchase this, frame it and then stare at it for hours. Let’s talk price.

  • camille
    Posted June 14, 2007 at 3:36 pm

    I love it!

  • Ben
    Posted June 14, 2007 at 3:40 pm

    I find this mesmerizing – you are definitely the Maurits Cornelis Escher of traffic

  • Posted June 14, 2007 at 4:36 pm

    I am a little disturbed by the variation in the windows. I would have had to have the same number windows in the same orderly fashion. I think adding a few traf-fuck helicopters would add some more reality. I also had a very sick vision of a tidal wave taking out some of the cars. That would add some drama to the pic. Plus, I think you are discriminating against the variable vehicles in our society. Perhaps they are all Hondas? I’m a Toyota person myself.

    Okay, now that I am done with being a critic, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MICHAEL!!! I know it is early but figured you will be on the road!!! You just keep getting better!!! You are like a vintage wine!!!

    I am OCD with !!!

  • Posted June 14, 2007 at 5:10 pm

    OH MAN i always love your drawing sir showalter.

  • Kaet
    Posted June 14, 2007 at 8:36 pm

    It’s exactly what it’s like going into Brooklyn from the Williamsburg Bridge.

  • Posted June 15, 2007 at 1:04 am

    I’m the guy in the taupe cars, like Heisenberg-style.

  • jen
    Posted June 16, 2007 at 7:28 pm

    I think you should hide Waldo in there. Or maybe something like the artist Hirschfeld and hide a name. How about animals? Be like Highlights magazine… I think I have an OCD now!

  • Posted June 17, 2007 at 4:45 pm

    i’ve never been to a place that feels like that.

  • Bobby
    Posted June 18, 2007 at 1:25 pm

    Hey I got an email saying The State DVD should be out this Fall. Is this true? Got any more info on that?



  • Posted June 27, 2007 at 6:45 pm

    I could easily see this as a painting sitting in the Central Perk coffee house

  • Posted September 4, 2007 at 2:22 am

    the graph paper makes it sort of look like it has been painted on tiles.

    nice, very nice, Mr. Showalter.

  • TJ
    Posted December 11, 2007 at 1:43 pm

    Man, i need one of those

  • Mary Anne
    Posted January 9, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    Woah! This person has waaay to much time on their hands, but uhhhm its a good drawing.

  • dexa
    Posted April 18, 2008 at 2:13 am

    hey,could u please show us the original drawing.

  • Aries
    Posted May 27, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    i have ocd…. and it’s so hard for me. im only 13 years old and i had ocd for 4 years now. i never meat some one with ocd and i would love to talk to someone with ocd . so if anyone would like to talk send me a message at domican224@hotmail.com

  • Brittany
    Posted October 24, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    theres 36 visible cars.. :\
    thats one too many..
    AH, i have to go.

  • Tyler
    Posted February 19, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    So the guy can draw. how is this evidence of OCD? personally i dont think it is even a great drawing

  • Posted March 18, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    I love this drawing!

  • Adam Jezek
    Posted July 28, 2009 at 10:02 am

    The car colors are not in the same or correct order, this picture bothers me.

  • Andy
    Posted March 11, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    How is this anything to do with OCD?

  • kaysha sandlin
    Posted July 12, 2010 at 9:34 am

    i dont like how the cars arnt all the same color or the giant black random tunnel…there should be two…..ocd sucks

  • Posted February 25, 2011 at 2:34 am

    Nice drawing…
    The only thing making me crazy is that there is some abnormal variation (in some specific spots) in the order of the colors of the cars.
    As I see it, it should be “brown(?!), red, orange, blue”, but at the center there was a “brown, orange, red, orange” sequence…and, there are other variations in other spots, too!
    Then, I just stopped paying attention to details, just in case I started finding anything else there…lol.
    OK, sorry…I really have some level of OCD…but, the drawing is great!!!…hehe.

  • Daelyn
    Posted October 22, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Wow…. This is breathtaking. I think that many people are confused or even misinterpreting the meaning behind this painting, though. I dont think that this is sculpting the behavioral patterns of OCD, mainly. But rather, the internal turmoil it truly causes. This is just my interpretation, but as one who has been dealing with OCD her entire life, I feel supremely justified in saying that this painting acutely sums up the means of having OCD. I’d love to purchase and stretch this; thank you for creating such a stunning representation of OCD, it is truly remarkable.

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