Garment illustration by Janet Tarjan Erl

American Eagle

Medium: Watercolor, Image Size: 12″h x20″w, 2000.

I did this illustration of a Bald Eagle as part of my Native Visions preprint line for T-shirts. Native Visions was a collection of illustrations where wildlife and Native American beadwork were combined together. Each design pays homage to an important animal in Native American mythology. The beadwork is painted to create the illusion of beads complete with imperfections. It was done in Photoshop, and I created my own custom bead brushes to do it. I admire eagles because they are stately and beautiful birds. The Bald Eagle is the national symbol of the United States, and for many Americans it represents American pride. Native Americans also admire the Bald Eagle. Whether it symbolizes pride or represents courage, the Bald Eagle has been admired throughout the ages.

Painted in watercolor. Scanned into the computer and floated. Digital painting and enhancements, graphics, colors, effects, and text were done in Photoshop.

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