Garment illustration by Janet Tarjan Erl

Garlicy Bear

Medium: Watercolor, Digital/Photoshop, Image Size: 16”h x 22″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. This design was very popular at the Black Bear Diner Corporation’s Gilroy, California diner, but it was especially popular during Gilroy’s annual garlic festival.

As this bear has learned, garlic is Unbearably delicious, especially if it’s bear sized.

Sketched in pencil, scanned into the computer, floated, graphics, digital painted in photoshop. Colors, effects, and text were done in Photoshop.

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