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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Draw Every Day #182 6/30/12: He came from... the 80s!"

Draw Every Day #182 6/30/12: He came from... the 80s!"
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.

Rough thumbnail sketch for Saturday's Draw Every Day (finished drawing coming shortly)




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Got the photo order for June's thepete.mag. Hard work!


Had to cut more than 30 photos I really liked

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ThePeteTV: 14s time-lapse of yesterday's Draw Every Day


14s time-lapse of yesterday's Draw Every Day

ThePeteTV: 15s from my park visit today


15s from my park visit today

My gorgeous view (BOATS!) from Linden Terrace, Ft Tryon Park NYC


it's just a shame it took so much sweat to get here.

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Draw Every Day #171 6/19/12: Boy #3 from #Numerica

Draw Every Day #171 6/19/12: Boy #3
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

Draw Every Day #181 6/29/12: Boy #16g from #Numerica

Draw Every Day #181 6/29/12: Boy #16g from #Numerica
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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Saw this baby carriage and bag left alone in the park today. I think they got raptured!


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Ballpoint Adventures for June 29, 2012: Barbie gets a little questioning with Billy on our society...

Ballpoint Adventures for June 29, 2012: Barbie gets in Billy's face...
...yeah... we're in trouble, folks...

Draw Every Day #170 6/18/12: Fantasy Escape (from #Numerica)

Draw Every Day #170 6/18/12: Fantasy Escape
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

Ballpoint Adventures for March 22, 2006: Live on your knees or...?

Ballpoint Adventures for March 22, 2006: Live on your knees or...?
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!

Draw Every Day #180 June 28, 2012: Shocked and Shirtless (anime boy)

Draw Every Day #180 June 28, 2012: Shocked and Shirtless (anime boy)
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.

a corner of my desk for @cristina_cho


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Inks started for today's Draw Every Day...will post the finished version on my blog tonight


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The pencils for today's Draw Every Day...inking now...


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Holder held in contempt by the House...which will do what, exactly?


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OMG! Where did the oher two Lego ice men go? The Orange Juice Sharks musta got them!!


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The last thing the 5th Lego ice cube sees...


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My @Raspberry_Pi is supposed to ship... TODAY!


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To the winner, the spoils...the loser still has to come pick up his campaign sign.


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America is saved! The Mister Softee truck is now where it always is!


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It's in the 90s today and there's no Mister Softee truck WHERE THERE ALWAYS IS ONE!


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Ballpoint Adventures for June 28, 2012: Barbie asks an important question about our economy.

Ballpoint Adventures for June 28, 2012: Barbie asks an important question about our economy.
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.

Draw Every Day #168 6/16/12: Billy Joe Gray Jr. of #TheFamilyGray

Draw Every Day #168 6/16/12: Billy Joe Gray Jr. of #TheFamilyGray
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

Ballpoint Adventures for March 21, 2006: Barbie wants to know...

Ballpoint Adventures for March 21, 2006: Barbie wants to know...
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.

Draw Every Day #179 6/27/12: Anarchy Rabbit (T-shirt close-up)

Draw Every Day #179 6/27/12: Anarchy Rabbit (T-shirt close-up)
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.

Ballpoint Adventures for June 27, 2012: What will the #NYTimes Endorse Next? Barbie knows!

Ballpoint Adventures for June 27, 2012: What will the #NYTimes Endorse Next? Barbie knows!
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.

Draw Every Day #167 6/15/12: Mama Gray of #TheFamilyGray

Draw Every Day #167 6/15/12: Mama Gray of #TheFamilyGray
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

Ballpoint Adventures for March 20, 2006: BALLPOINT NUDITY!

Ballpoint Adventures for March 20, 2006: BALLPOINT NUDITY!
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...

Draw Every Day #178 6/26/12: Chamber

Draw Every Day #178 6/26/12: Chamber
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...

The East side sky as I left Japanese class tonight.


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Draw Every Day #166 6/14/12: Granpappy Gray of #TheFamilyGray (Enjoying some saturnshine)

Draw Every Day #166 6/14/12: Granpappy Gray of #TheFamilyGray (Enjoying some saturnshine)
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

Pencils for today's Draw Every Day...inks will have to wait for sleep...thoughts so far?


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Ballpoint Adventures for March 19, 2006: There's still plenty for Barbie to be afraid of...

Ballpoint Adventures for March 19, 2006: There's still plenty for Barbie to be afraid of...
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.

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Ballpoint Adventures for June 25, 2012: So much has happened since Ballpoint Adventures began...

Ballpoint Adventures for June 25, 2012: So much has happened since Ballpoint Adventures began...
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.

Draw Every Day #165 6/13/12: Sally Mae Gray of #TheFamilyGray

Draw Every Day #165 6/13/12: Sally Mae Gray of #TheFamilyGray
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

Ballpoint Adventures for March 18, 2006: Barbie has had enough "divine" sex from Billy--er--God...

Ballpoint Adventures for March 18, 2006: Barbie has had enough "divine" sex from Billy--er--God...
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.

Draw Every Day #177 June 25, 2012: Iron American

Draw Every Day #177 June 25, 2012: Iron American
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...

Uploading a bunch of new art using the OLD uploader on #Flickr


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Ballpoint Adventures for June 24, 2012: You know things are bad when...

Ballpoint Adventures for June 24, 2012: You know things are bad when...
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!

Draw Every Day #164 6/12/12: Billy Joe Gray, Patriarch of #TheFamilyGray

Draw Every Day #164 6/12/12: Billy Joe Gray, Patriarch of #TheFamilyGray
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

Strecth-SUV #3: strech-hummer with a jacuzzi room in back (shoot me now).


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Stretch-SUV #2: the pink one


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Two more stretch-SUVs join in the "fun".


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Another stretch SUV at the entrance to the Fort Tryon Park Heather Garden. I hate these things!


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Middle finger spotted on the 14th St. @ Union Sq. L platform.


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From last night: Chocolate & Salted Caramel @Pinkberry! (Spring St.)


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Trader Joe's at 72nd knows how to hype a new refrigerated case! (pt2)


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