Crater Lake Bald Eagle Call

Garment illustration by Janet Tarjan Erl

Crater Lake Bald Eagle Call

Medium: Watercolor, Digital/Photoshop, Image Size: 16”h x 20″w, ©2002.

This design was created as an apparel design for T-shirts. It represented one of the eagle’s calling to its mate.

The immense and beautiful Crater Lake extends to 1,932 feet deep. The now peaceful lake is the remnant of the once 12,000-foot-high Mount Mazama which erupted 7,700 years ago. The cataclysmic eruptions of ash and magma were so immense that the magma chamber emptied and collapsed leaving a huge caldera which later filled with water, thus, creating Crater Lake. Crater Lake is one of Oregon’s greatest treasures. Many animals including our nation’s treasured Bald Eagles (depicted in this artwork) can be seen in the park. At the time we sold these shirts to Crater Lake Company, there had been a pair of Bald Eagles that would nest at the park each summer.

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

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

Grand Canyon Eagle

Garment illustration by Janet Tarjan Erl

Grand Canyon Eagle

Medium: Watercolor, Digital/Photoshop, Image Size: 12”h x 26″w, T-shirt Image Size: 7″h x 15″w 2002.

This design was created as an apparel design for T-shirts for the Grand Canyon National Park. The Grand Canyon National Park is incredible. Its sheer size and complexity of eroded canyons and ridges is awe inspiring. This Golden Eagle looks over the popular south rim of the canyon.

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.

Wise Wolf

Garment illustration by Janet Tarjan Erl

Wise Wolf

Medium: Watercolor, Image Size: 22″h x22″w, 1997.

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.

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

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

Proud Wolves – Beadwork

Garment illustration by Janet Tarjan Erl

Proud Wolves - Beadwork

Medium: Watercolor, Image Size: 16″h x 22″w, T-shirt Image Size: 10″h x 14″w, 2002.

I did this illustration of two wolves as part of my Native Visions preprint line for T-shirts. Native Visions was a 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. These two wolves look proud and noble.

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.

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.

Bald Eagle Beadwork

Illustration by Janet Tarjan Erl

Bald Eagle Beadwork

Medium: Digital Photoshop, Image Size: 21″h x 21″w, T-shirt Image Size: 12”h x 12”w, 1998.

I did this illustration of a Bald Eagle portrait as part of my Native Visions preprint line for T-shirts. Native Visions was a 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. This is a noble portrait of an eagle, and it represents American pride. Whether it symbolizes pride or represents courage, the Bald Eagle has been admired throughout the ages.

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.

Curious Fox Beadwork

Garment illustration by Janet Tarjan Erl

Curious Fox Beadwork

Medium: Watercolor, Image Size: 16″h x 27″w, T-shirt Image Size: 6″h x 10.5″w, 1997, Revised 2022.

I did this illustration of a Red Fox as part of my Native Visions preprint line for T-shirts. Native Visions is a collection of illustrations where wildlife and Native American beadwork are combined together. This cute, curious red fox glances as if it just saw something stirring. The backdrop is a pretty southwest bead design.

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.

Crater Lake Proud Bald Eagle

Garment illustration by Janet Tarjan Erl

Crater Lake Proud Bald Eagle

Medium: Watercolor, Digital/Photoshop, Image Size: 20”h x 18″w, ©2002.

This design was created as an apparel design for T-shirts. Our company, Trekker Designs, sold many of these Bald eagle shirts to Crater Lake Company who was the gift shop concessionaire for Crater Lake National Park. I thought this would make an interesting design by having the Bald Eagle with one of the popular views of Wizard Island in the background.

The immense and beautiful Crater Lake extends to 1,932 feet deep. The now peaceful lake is the remnant of the once 12,000-foot-high Mount Mazama which erupted 7,700 years ago. The cataclysmic eruptions of ash and magma were so immense that the magma chamber emptied and collapsed leaving a huge caldera which later filled with water, thus, creating Crater Lake. Crater Lake is one of Oregon’s greatest treasures. Many animals including our nation’s treasured Bald Eagles (depicted in this artwork) can be seen in the park. At the time we sold these shirts to Crater Lake Company, there had been a pair of Bald Eagles that would nest at the park each summer.

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

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

Pintos

Garment illustration by Janet Tarjan Erl

Pintos

Medium: Watercolor, Image Size: 11″h x 20″w, T-shirt Image Size: 8″h x 15″w, 1998.

This artwork of these perky horses was originally derived from my painting Perky Pinto. I altered it in Photoshop by floating the horses from the background to create a new version for a T-shirt design. I added some beadwork to give it a southwestern look.

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.

Rhododendron Graphic

Illustration by Janet Tarjan Erl

Rhododendron Graphic

Medium: Digital Photoshop, Image Size: 17″h x22″w, 2020.

I was asked to create an artwork for the Evergreen Coho RV Park to accompany a short story about people who volunteer in the park. I thought a Rhododendron would be a nice subject matter, so I created this colorful, digital graphic. I later used this flower in my digital artwork, Meridian Lake and Mt. Ranier.

Sketched in pencil. Scanned into the computer and floated. Painting, graphics, colors, effects, and text were done in Photoshop.

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