Garment illustration by Janet Tarjan Erl


Medium: Watercolor, Digital/Photoshop, Image Size: 20”h x 17″w, ©2002.

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. The first Black Bear Diner store was in Mt. Shasta, California, so I did this cute, anthropomorphic, skiing bear design since skiing is one of the many favorite recreation activities that are so popular in that mountain, tourist town.

Vat ist a Bearski? Bearskis are der best skiers who bearrel down der steepest and der fastest slopes with big bear bravery. Jah, sometimes they drink too many brewskis, which might explain why they ski so fluid, but at least you can’t say they bearly make it down der slopes. Go bears!
Painted in watercolor, scanned into the computer, floated, graphics, colors, effects, and text were done in Photoshop.

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