Saturday, June 30, 2012
This is a guy based loosely off of another anime screencap. I really only use screencaps as inspiration since I'm simply not good enough yet to copy precisely. Also, copying precisely isn't what I'm interested in. The idea is to find my own style by seeing what other artists do.
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Had to cut more than 30 photos I really liked
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14s time-lapse of yesterday's Draw Every Day
it's just a shame it took so much sweat to get here.
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After drawing this character yesterday (in the "Fantasy Escape" DED drawing), I thought I should draw him in a less frightened state. I'm slowly creating a world around this kid and some other characters. I have watched one episode of "Kaiba" (which inspired "Fantasy Escape") and am happy that my ideas are going in a different direction from the ideas on that show. But I've been inspired nonetheless... great another good story idea... I really need to stop having these.
Friday, June 29, 2012
This is a character from my #Numerica project. I started drawing characters from this back on 6/18 but they're only getting around to posting because I fell waaay behind. Anyway, stay tuned for more characters from (and an explanation of) this project posted in the mornings over the next several days.
Rough sketch for today's Draw Every Day--watch for the finished version tonight on my blog. thepete.com
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After catching just a glimpse of the somewhat bizarre 2008 anime series "Kaiba" I was instantly inspired to go off in a weird direction. I'm not even sure what "Kaiba" is about, but the imagery of cute, child-like anime characters in twisted, life-threatening situations, resonated with me, so I drew "Fantasy Escape." I'm not sure who this kid is or what he is escaping from but I do know he's pretty damn scared of it. The main take away is the word "fantasy" in the title. Is the fantasy that he's a fictional character? Or that he'll escape?
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Too many people would rather live on their knees than face death standing up. As if it's even death we're facing by not being afraid of terrorists. Statistically, you're MUCH less likely to get killed by a terrorist than you are a car. And cars aren't even Muslim!
Couldn't think of anything really fun to draw today so I just went with anime-style practice. This is based loosely on a screencap from an anime I was watching. Can't remember the title--it was "Ano Natsu" somethingsomething, I think.
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Of course, this is a question I'd like to know the answer to, as well. It's fun to see all the asses in the air thanks to so many people with their head in the sand.
Here is the final member of #TheFamilyGray--it's Billy Joe Gray Jr., the son and heir to The Family Gray, itself! He's handsom (well, for having no nose) and is good with the ladies (even ones from Earth). However, Billy Joe Jr. hasn't quite learned the smarts his poppy has for keeping his family alive on Earth. Hopefully, that kinda learning will come to him! (Or so Billy Joe Sr. is hopin'!)
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
The one drag about going back through these strips is that it reminds me of how afraid we were of a bunch of guys in the desert. Sad some of us still are afraid of them. Even more sad that President Obama is one of them.
Felt like I hadn't drawn Anarchy in a while, so I thought I'd draw him today. I always want to draw him so somber. Not sure why... Turns out I drew him a mere 5 weeks ago. Ah well.
Yes, our economy isn't getting better (though people we really shouldn't trust are sure it's not getting worse). Now the NYT wants to preemptively blame the Fed and the EU's central bank for things not getting better faster. As if it's not the whole system that is corrupt.
Mama Gray is the matriarch of #TheFamilyGray. She wields her rolling pin like it's a lightsaber and is always worried about what trouble her family is getting into each day. "Don't bring your mischief into my kitchen!" she tells everyone, but that doesn't stop them.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Every time I stop and think "will this offend someone?" I then realize that if anyone is offended by naked stick-figures, they've got bigger problems...
This is based on an idea for a movie I had years and years ago. I'm mostly happy with this, though the wings aren't perfect. Also need to practice hair more...
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Another member of #TheFamilyGray, Granpappy likes the liquor but is never without his trusty space rifle, so best not to mess with him!
Monday, June 25, 2012
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FDR was right--be afraid of fear, first... or else you might find yourself performing oral sex on someone who claims to be keeping you safe.
It's kind of bizarre to think about how incredibly much the world has changed in the list decade-and-a-half. Lots of good changes, too. But the world, at least here in America, is definitely worse than it was.
Here is Sally Mae Gray, daughter of Billy Joe Gray, patriarch of The Family Gray, a family of aliens who crashed in the mountains of post Civil War Kentucky. She gets sooo many human men in trouble! ;)
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Sorry for the break in posting classic BPA strips--read the last few leading up to this one here: thepete.com/tag/ballpoint-adventures/
The gist of it is that Billy convinced Barbie he was God so he could have sex with her. Silly Billy! Pretending to be God takes so much usually people only pretend *to talk* to him.
Iron American is an armored super-hero meant to make America look both tough and more moral. The idea is that the robot drones America uses in the middle east are taken out of use and are replaced with Iron American. No longer does America send a remote control robot into do the job.
The catch is, IA *is* a robot, but has an advanced AI to fool people into thinking he's a real man inside a suit of armor. This way he'll still take orders like a drone... that is until, one day, when he becomes self-aware...
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It just hit me that I've been drawing Ballpoint Adventures, off and on, for 14 years. That's hundreds of strips. I should put them in a book or something!
What if a family of gray aliens crash landed in the mountains of Kentucky way back in the 1870s? What if they couldn't fix their ship and were forced to adopt Earth as their new home? Keep your eyes peeled for more members of The Family Gray.
Saturday, June 23, 2012
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