Three Gentlemen by Pete Janes

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Black and White, Dixon Ticonderoga #2 pencil and Pigma Micron technical pens on 100lb sketchbook paper.
A portrait of three young gentlemen from out of my subconscious. As happens often during random sketching, a few lines began to “speak” to me. Just an hour or so later, these three beings had emerged from the pencil noise on the page. A couple of hours after that and their portrait was finished. A crab-whale in a shoddy trenchcoat and garlic hat, a noseless DJ in a hoodie, and a dinosaur with Jeri-Kurl and knit hat with ironic pompom.

I hope you will take a moment to review my other anthropomorphic work here.
While you’re at it, you may want to take a look at my pencil work here.

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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  • vampvamp
    vampvampalmost 5 years ago

    excellent mr janes. :]

  • Very much appreciated, Ms. Vamp!

    – Pete Janes

  • Patricia Anne McCarty-Tamayo
    Patricia Anne ...almost 5 years ago


  • Patricia Anne McCarty-Tamayo
    Patricia Anne ...almost 5 years ago

    Don’t forget our new challenge!

  • Awesome! Thanks Patricia!

    – Pete Janes

  • James Lewis Hamilton
    James Lewis Ha...almost 5 years ago

    great drawing… and I hope these GENTLE men don’t come calling anytime soon…;-)))) love all the textures you achieved!

  • Thank you James. Next step is the watercolor.

    – Pete Janes

  • LoreLeft27
    LoreLeft27almost 5 years ago

    oh man i am jealous wonderful masterpiece

  • No jealousy! Just inspiration and challenge! Thanks LoreLeft.

    – Pete Janes

  • madvlad
    madvladalmost 5 years ago

    they are well done,and birthed by you too- thats creative art at its purest

  • Thanks mad. I know that my imaginations is merely a distillation of my knowledge and experience, but I like to think that there are variables which make it unique.

    – Pete Janes

  • Zombie Rust
    Zombie Rustalmost 5 years ago

    Wow, your subconscious must be a real mess man!
    Great done!

  • Thanks Zombie! Almost time for Spring cleaning . . .

    – Pete Janes

    BLYTHARTalmost 5 years ago

    I’d swear I’d seen these guys walking around my home town :) You have a great imagination. I do hope there are more where this came from.

  • Plenty more! In recent years previous to joining RB, most of my work took a turn away from the fantastic, but I’m finding quite an audience here for the crazier stuff. I’m really happiest with pencil or pen in hand. Thanks Dave!

    – Pete Janes

  • Danielle Bain
    Danielle Bainover 4 years ago

    fantastic characters!

  • Thanks Danielle! I start getting into a drawing and the characters begin to create their own stories.

    – Pete Janes

  • jewd barclay
    jewd barclayover 4 years ago

    Great stuff…I see you are a true doodler and executor of the unconcious mind…rock on!!

  • Thanks Jewd. The huge endorphin rush from actually pulling an articulate image from scribbles is also a great motivator!

    – Pete Janes

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