Garment illustration by Janet Tarjan Erl

Grin and Bare It!

Medium: Watercolor, Digital/Photoshop, Image Size: 20”h x 18″w, ©2001.

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 commissioned by the Black Bear Diner Corporation. It had a cute word play on the popular phrase, “grin and bear it”, which means to put up with something that isn’t desirable. In this case the meaning is changed to a bear baring its’ big hairy butt.

Painted in watercolor, scanned into the computer, floated, graphics, some digital painting in photoshop. Colors, effects, and text were done in Photoshop.

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