Common German Cockroach by Pete Janes

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Arguably the most successful and misunderstood higher animal species on the planet, cockroaches may have our respect for transcending the epochs unchanged, surviving mass extinctions and proving able to thrive in the harshest conditions, but humans as a species loathe them, for they will doubtless continue on long after our world is dust.

I hope you’ll take a look at some of my other insect drawings

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“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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  • Tony Sturtevant
    Tony Sturtevantabout 5 years ago

    love the linework on this!

  • Thanks Tony!

    – Pete Janes

  • Laura Grogan
    Laura Groganalmost 5 years ago

    Great technical illustration!

  • Thanks Laura. It was originally done for BackHome magazine accompanying an article about identifying pests!

    – Pete Janes

  • Lorraine  Stern
    Lorraine Sternover 4 years ago

    Excellent Pete!

  • Thanks Lorraine!

    – Pete Janes

  • BGlatzeder
    BGlatzederabout 4 years ago

    die gemeine Schabe? :-) I definitely agree on the linework!

  • Very much appreciated Barbara.

    – Pete Janes

  • LordTemplar
    LordTemplarover 3 years ago

    Excellent drawing Pete. I really love the line work.

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