Miner with Klamp, Thett Highlands by Pete Janes


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Miners in the Thett Highlands wear Klamps as valuable companions in the mines. Their zipperlike legs seal suits and their foreheads glow.

Another pencil sketch from my Random Folk series, illustrations, often anthropomorphic or surreal which I allow to emerge from a random scattering of lines on a paper. I call the technique ‘combing my brain’ and some of my best pieces had their foundations in supposedly random lines. I like to think it’s akin to automatic writing, or perhaps a glimpse into my subconscious. Or perhaps it’s a perception of some other place in the universe.


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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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  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47about 2 years ago

    You’ve done it again, Pete. I’m not sure just exactly WHAT you’ve done, but I like it!

  • Stacey Lazarus
    Stacey Lazarusabout 2 years ago

    Great Work!
    Your Hosts, SG & Deborah


    – Pete Janes

  • starwarsguy
    starwarsguyabout 2 years ago


  • Thanks dude. Han shot first!

    – Pete Janes

  • waynea3
    waynea3about 2 years ago

    Makes me think of “The Outer Limits” :) Very cool Pete.
    Congratulations on your feature.

  • A great TV program from my youth recently rediscovered on digital broadcast tv. Definitely an influence. Thanks Wayne!

    – Pete Janes

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelabout 2 years ago

    Very well done, great characters!

  • Thanks Cindy!

    – Pete Janes

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