A turtle will always sell you some nice fish. Pencil on 100lb Bristol.

A portrait from my Random Folk series. A member of The Thousand Races, a collective species of Earth’s future, the descendants of the many genetically engineered chimerical species humans had created in the decadence of their final years as an intact species. When human civilization collapsed, The Thousand Races shed their restraints and took over.

RoyJoe met a “human” once, and he’s not entirely convinced that they created The Thousand Races. “So they have a zaftig helix of primate template. Big deal. The Baboon Brothers over on Salt Street vizzed more human than this guy did. He was shaped like a pear and pale as me belly. Do ya really think that all this glory be built by people shaped like pears?”

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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  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47about 2 years ago

    He looks trustworthy to me. What’s he listening to? ‘Yellow Submarine’?

  • Good question . . . I often add headsets to these portraits, but I haven’t thought about what they’re listening to. Ah well, Nick Cave and Warren Ellis are on in the studio. Good fish cutting music.

    – Pete Janes

  • starwarsguy
    starwarsguyabout 2 years ago

    I think he is listening to the Blade Runner sound track.

  • Or Sy Snootles.

    – Pete Janes

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelabout 2 years ago

    Great character!

  • Thanks Cindy!

    – Pete Janes

  • Nadya Johnson
    Nadya Johnsonabout 2 years ago

    Your very innovative art is featured in the Sci Fi Group! (Click on the banner to reach the feature gallery in our Forum, where your work is in the spotlight, on permanent display!)

    Congratulations, Pete!

  • Thrilled to represent, and among such distinguished company!

    – Pete Janes

  • Stacey Lazarus
    Stacey Lazarusabout 2 years ago


    Great work!
    Your Hosts, SG & Deborah

  • Made my day! Thanks y’all!

    – Pete Janes

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