Garment illustration by Janet Tarjan Erl

Proud Abearican

Medium: Watercolor, Digital/Photoshop, Image Size: 20”h x 20″w, ©2005.

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 thought this would make a cute, anthropomorphic bear design of a patriotic bear waving the American flag. Of course, this imaginary place is in the land of Abearica where all bears eat for free, and that’s a real good reason they’re so patriotic.

Painted in watercolor, scanned into the computer, floated, graphics, colors, effects, and text were done in Photoshop.

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