Wolf Mates Beadwork

Illustration by Janet Tarjan Erl

Wolf Mates Beadwork

Medium: Watercolor, Digital/Photoshop, Image Size: 18”h x 25″w, T-shirt Image Size: 9″h x 12.5″w, 1998.

This was one of my Native Visions collection of illustrations where wildlife and Native American beadwork were combined together. Each design pays homage to an important animal in Native American mythology. The beadwork is painted to create the illusion of beads complete with imperfections. It was done in Photoshop, and I created my own custom bead brushes to do it. I admire wolves because they are intelligent, and I wanted to capture that quality in this artwork. I also used these two wolves in my artwork Wolf Moon.

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.

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