Garment illustration by Janet Tarjan Erl

Fish 'N' Fly

Medium: Watercolor, Image Size: 17″h x 21″w, T-shirt Image Size: 10″h x 13″w, 1997.

I created this illustration as part of a line of outdoor sportsman artworks. This art was designed with the fishing enthusiast in mind. Imagine a hungry fish cruising for flies and grubs when a gentle “kerplop” lands nearby with a fly at the center. “Oh my! A fly!?” exclaims the fish. Or does it? Was this fish smart enough to know the difference between a finely presented man made fly and the real buzzin’, lip smackin’, juicy, crunchy fly only nature could create? Such is the dilemma faced by many fish. It?s the kind of dilemma fisherman love to create.

This design was created as a tribute to the art of fishing and its never-ending pursuit to lure, beguile, and persuade.

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

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