Illustration by Janet Tarjan Erl

Artist Totem

Medium: Digital Photoshop, Image Size: 21″h x 21″w, T-shirt Image Size: 10″h x 10″w, 2019.

This design was originally created as an apparel design for T-shirts. It was one of the designs in my preprinted T-shirt line called Funky Totems. Funky Totems can be defined as a colorful, graphic style with humorous characters. They are a modern-day twist on the ancient totems of indigenous peoples. Whereas our ancestors from long ago depicted the animals, plants, and spirit beings of their time, I have reinterpreted that simplistic style to show the many things that go on in our present-day culture, but I did so in a fun and or humorous way.

I was going to enter my Artist Totem to apply for a public art grant for Scottsdale, Arizona, but I did not follow through on the entry.

Sketched in pencil. Scanned into the computer and floated. Painting, graphics, colors, effects, and text were done in Photoshop.

Note: Image Watermark of Copyright and/or Website are NOT on the Original.