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Continuing a series of portraits of The Thousand Races. Pencil on 100lb smooth bristol.

The ape had a cantankerous relationship with its habitat and the suit it had grown for him. He certainly appreciated the suit’s amenities; the chitin sheets growing on the crest of his helmet absorbed solar energy, protected from UV radiation, and radiated excess heat in the form of light. The lichen that covered the suit was a very effective photosynthesizer and temperature regulator. But then one of the icebirds had compared him to the shaggy, silver-backed primate that was his ancestor, and despite his relative solitude he suddenly felt as if he was the butt of a joke, and that somewhere, others were laughing.

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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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  • LisaMM
    LisaMMabout 2 years ago

    fascinating and so wonderfully rendered.

  • Thanks Lisa!

    – Pete Janes

  • Nadya Johnson
    Nadya Johnsonalmost 2 years ago

    Your OUTSTANDING work is featured in the Sci Fi Group! (Click on the banner to reach the forum, where your image is on permanent display!)

    Congrats! And Happy New Year, Pete!

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