Character study: the Desert Ranger by Pete Janes

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The folk of the Craters region often appear inscrutable.

Pencil, pen and ink with finish in Gimp

Please have a look at my other anthropomorphic 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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  • Lynnette Shelley
    Lynnette Shelleyalmost 4 years ago

    FAB Pete!

  • Thanks Lynnette!

    – Pete Janes

  • virgosun
    virgosunalmost 4 years ago

    A wonderful and fascinating character, congratulations!

  • Very much appreciated, virgosun!

    – Pete Janes

  • Nadya Johnson
    Nadya Johnsonalmost 4 years ago

    “A Face Only a Mother Could Love….” Very cool! Excellent work. Congratulations on your Feature!

  • Thank you very kindly, Nadya!

    – Pete Janes

  • katie quinn
    katie quinnalmost 4 years ago

    this is sooooo fantastic!!! love it!!

  • Glad you like it Katie. I’m still trying to decide whether I should paint this in watercolor or digital.

    – Pete Janes

  • James Gibbs
    James Gibbsalmost 4 years ago

    Awesome work! Great!

  • Very much appreciated James!

    – Pete Janes

  • FeeBeeDee
    FeeBeeDeealmost 4 years ago


  • katie quinn
    katie quinnalmost 4 years ago

    digital does offer all the great ‘authentic’ vintage colours that work so well on your inks….then again watercolours can be as subtle as you like too…….the decision is all your Pete, you will do a great job anyway :-) !!!

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