Garment illustration by Janet Tarjan Erl


Medium: Watercolor, Digital/Photoshop, Image Size: 17.5”h x 15″w, ©2000.

At the time this design was created, my husband and I owned Trekker Designs, an apparel decorating company, and one of the things we did was to screen print our designs onto apparel products and novelty gifts and sell them to our wholesale clients. One of our biggest clients was the Black Bear Diner Corporation. This design was one of the many black bear artworks we created which were printed on clothing, mugs, and cards that we sold to Black Bear Diner to sell in their diners and to be worn by employees. I did this in a woodcut style. The first Black Bear Diner store was in Mt. Shasta, California, so I did a graphic design that included many of the recreation activities that are so popular in that mountain, tourist town. The mountain in the background is Mt. Shasta.

Any Black Bear knows that the best way to exercise is to do it bearobically. The essence of bearobics is to aerobically recreate like a bear, bare of course, because all bears prefer to go bare. Some do, however, choose to leave their boots on.

The bear was drawn in pen and ink, scanned into the computer, floated, graphics, colors, effects, and text were done in Photoshop.

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