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What artist’s portfolio is complete without a careful rendering of one’s footwear? A typical basic art assignment, I found solace and inspiration in my trusted Vasque hiking boots. I chose pen and ink to communicate a sense of time-worn simplicity and utility.

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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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  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottover 5 years ago

    The detailing in this is superb for “Pete’s sake”. ha! Really a very nice piece of work.

    ROUBLE RUSTover 5 years ago

    Amazing work xxx

  • Pete Janes
    Pete Janesover 5 years ago

    Thanks! A lot of memorable miles on them soles, they deserved the treatment!

  • James  Guinnevan Seymour
    James Guinnev...over 5 years ago

    Nice great detail and its true any artist will most likely have a study of their shoes somewhere in one of their sketchpads ,I remember in my college days I had pages and pages of my trainers in my sketchpad as well as some drawings of my soccar boots

  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityover 5 years ago

  • Pete Janes
    Pete Janesover 5 years ago

    Sweetness! thanks Anita!

  • Mollypop
    Mollypopover 5 years ago

    I absolutely love the detail in this boot study, fantastic work. They have so much character. Inspired me to do some footwear studies.

  • Thank you Molly! It’s nice to think that I’m part of the whole RB synergy!

    – Pete Janes

  • bicyclegirl
    bicyclegirlalmost 5 years ago

    This is terrific! I have some just like them lol :D
    Congrats on the feature…

  • Jacqueline Ison
    Jacqueline Isonabout 4 years ago

    Sensational drawing! Congrats on your hp feature!

  • Mieke Boynton
    Mieke Boyntonabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your HOMEPAGE FEATURE, Pete!!!

    No reason not to share your art woth the whole world now!!! :) :)

  • Absolutely THRILLED to represent, Mieke!

    – Pete Janes

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