Scorpion Scorpio Arachnid Blue, 2006 by Pete Janes

Scorpion Scorpio Arachnid Blue, 2006 by 

Pen, ink, Daniel Smith watercolors on 140 lb hot press.

An illustration-style piece, with a great deal of ink linework. Having come from a comics publishing background, a lot of my earlier work had heavy outlines. It’s only been in the last few years that I’ve discovered the challenges of edgeless painting, but I still do pieces like this one for print work. I selected a very smooth hot press paper in order to preserve the hardness of the subject.

As with many of my insect/arachnid pieces, I sometimes take liberties with color. Perhaps it’s my studio lighting (full-spectrum bulbs or natural light). Even when I make outlandish color choices, Nature itself never fails to surprise and outdo.

Please take a moment to review my other insect and arachnid work

Organic produce slinger by day. Automatic Scribbler and Deliberate Renderer by night.

“Pete Janes entertains the macro insect crowd with meticulous gouache and watercolor specimen pieces, while his more imaginary illustrations seem to be glimpses into faraway realities.”—noted art critic and Portland bum R. Terialspray

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  • Ken Powers
    Ken Powersover 5 years ago

    Very nicely done! Very interesting.

  • Lynne Kells (earthangel)
    Lynne Kells (e...over 5 years ago

    Great stuff for us Scorpios :)

  • JessPerry
    JessPerryover 5 years ago

    Lovely design, and I like ‘outlandish colour choices’!

  • Thank you very kindly Jess!

    – Pete Janes

  • JanelleMcKain
    JanelleMcKainabout 5 years ago

    beautiful work here!

  • Very much appreciated Janelle!

    – Pete Janes

  • Marion Chapman
    Marion Chapmanabout 5 years ago

  • Wow! Thanks for the feature, Marion!

    – Pete Janes

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyabout 2 years ago

    beautiful work! I love you gallery. great talent you have ;)

  • MotherNature
    MotherNatureabout 2 years ago

    Your gallery is AWESOME! What beautiful art. This is a handsome scorpion, even if it is blue – LOL! I like the blue, as a matter of fact. Congratulations on your feature – FAVE:>)

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