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Self portrait of the artist as a mask by Pete Janes

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Pencil, pen and ink on 90lb Bristol. A great example of a finished piece arriving out of a random sketch. One of my favorite exercises is to randomly throw some lines or shapes on paper. Sometimes I’m not even looking at the paper. I like to find images and pull them out of the random forms. I’m certain that there is some kind of sub-conscious exercise in this: I call it “combing my brain.”

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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  • Thomas Spiessens
    Thomas Spiessensover 5 years ago

    great linework!

  • Pete Janes
    Pete Janesover 5 years ago

    Thank you Thomas! It’s funny how quick sketches somehow turn into finished pieces.

  • Angela Palibrk
    Angela Palibrkover 5 years ago

    Oh my gosh. This is amazing. I can actually see a likeness to your profile photo, except I only see a gentle man, not a scarey one. I would love love to see another self portrait in a peaceful mood. They would make a great pair. You are very talented.

  • Chris Baker
    Chris Bakerover 5 years ago

    Excellent – love the simplicity of design, and the forced perspective :)

  • Zombie Rust
    Zombie Rustover 5 years ago

  • Thanks for the feature, Zombie! I should scream more often!

    – Pete Janes

  • RaOrEmraeh
    RaOrEmraehabout 5 years ago

    This is really excellent and love your description.

  • Very much appreciated, JK.

    – Pete Janes

  • Lenora Brown
    Lenora Brownabout 5 years ago

    Phenomenal work and analytical as well!

  • Thank you Lenora. Making art is the cheapest and best therapy around!

    – Pete Janes

  • RaOrEmraeh
    RaOrEmraehabout 5 years ago

  • I am most pleased and honored to represent.

    – Pete Janes

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    PorcelainPoetabout 5 years ago

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