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.

Meridian Lake and Mt. Ranier

Garment illustration by Janet Tarjan Erl

Meridian Lake and Mt. Ranier

Medium: Digital Photoshop, Image Size: 12″h x26″w, 2020.

I created this colorful and beautiful digital painting of wild Rhododendrons set against the backdrop of Meridian Lake and Mount Ranier in Washington. This was a sample for an art grant I was applying for to the city of Kent, Washington for art murals downtown. I didn’t win the grant.

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.

The Wave and Roadrunner

Illustration by Janet Tarjan Erl

The Wave and Roadrunner

Medium: Digital Photoshop, Image Size: 15.5″h x21″w, 2020.

I created this colorful and digital painting of a Roadrunner bird set against the backdrop of the extraordinary landmark known as the Wave which is near Kanab, Utah. The features depicted in this artwork are wind and water sculpted rock. I originally created this as a sample for an art grant I was applying for to the state of Utah for art murals for one of their state-owned liquor stores. I didn’t win the grant, but the artwork turned out beautiful.

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.

Crater Lake Wolf

Garment illustration by Janet Tarjan Erl

Crater Lake Wolf

Medium: Watercolor, Digital/Photoshop, Image Size: 22”h x 21″w, T-shirt Image Size: 12″h x 12″w 2001.

This design was created as an apparel design for T-shirts. Our company, Trekker Designs, sold many of these bear shirts to Crater Lake Company who was the gift shop concessionaire for Crater Lake National Park at that time.

Wolves were once common inhabitants of the Crater Lake region. Though wolves are not often within the park, there have been a few rare visits in recent years. However, their canine cousins, coyotes and foxes are still found in the park. Perhaps these wolves will, once again, be regular inhabitants in the park and their lonesome howls will echo across Crater Lake.

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.

Mt. Shasta Azalea Graphic

Garment illustration by Janet Tarjan Erl

Mt. Shasta Azalea Graphic

Medium: Watercolor, Digital Photoshop, Image Size: 20”h x 17″w, 2022.

I created this colorful, funky, digital, graphic painting of a wild Azalea flower set against the backdrop of Mt. Shasta in California. This artwork was derived from a design I did for the Mt. Shasta Run/Walk T-shirt design for 1997. I digitally repainted the original design which was originally painted in watercolor. I also enhanced this new design with a decorative, funky border.

Painted in watercolor. 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.

Death Valley Compilation

Garment illustration by Janet Tarjan Erl

Death Valley Compilation

Medium: Watercolor, Digital/Photoshop, Image Size: 9”h x 21″w, T-shirt Image Size: 6.25″h x 14″w 2002.

This design was created as an apparel design for T-shirts for the Death Valley National Park. The park is the lowest point in the United States, and it is a stark yet beautiful desert. This composite shows the Bad water area, the Sand Dunes area, and the Golden Canyon area. The Coyote is native to Death Valley, though it is reclusive.

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.

Zion River Graphic

Illustration by Janet Tarjan Erl

Zion River Graphic

Medium: Digital Photoshop, Image Size: 14.5″h x21″w, 2020.

I created this colorful, digital painting of Zion National Park which is near Kanab, Utah. The incredible sheer vertical cliffs are awe inspiring. I originally created this as a sample for an art grant I was applying for to the state of Utah for art murals for one of their state-owned liquor stores. I didn’t win the grant, but the artwork turned out beautiful.

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.

Escalante Graphic

Illustration by Janet Tarjan Erl

Escalante Graphic

Medium: Digital Photoshop, Image Size: 13″h x20″w, 2020.

I created this digital painting of a beautiful scene in Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument near Kanab, Utah. The features depicted in this artwork are wind and water sculpted rock. I originally created this as a sample for an art grant I was applying for to the state of Utah for art murals for one of their state-owned liquor stores. I didn’t win the grant, but the artwork is still beautiful.

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.

Yosemite Half Dome

Garment illustration by Janet Tarjan Erl

Yosemite Half Dome

Medium: Watercolor, Digital/Photoshop, Image Size: 15”h x 20″w, T-shirt Image Size: 12″h x 16″w 2001.

This design was created as an apparel design for T-shirts for the Yosemite National Park. The incredible sheer, vertical cliffs are awe inspiring. This artwork depicts Yosemite National Park’s popular attraction – Half Dome – a sheer granite wall of impressive size that was carved by massive glaciers.

Included in the artwork are a flying eagle, a perched eagle, a bear, and a Great horned owl; but there are five other hidden animals. Try to find all the hidden frog, turtle, wolf, gray jay, and lizard.

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.

Mt. Shasta and Wild Blue Flax

Illustration by Janet Tarjan Erl

Mt. Shasta and Wild Blue Flax

Medium: Digital Photoshop, Image Size: 14”h x 21″w, T-shirt Image Size: 8″h x 12″w, 2010.

I created this colorful and beautiful digital painting of a wild Blue Flax flower set against the backdrop of Lake Siskiyou and Mt. Shasta in California. This artwork was derived from a design I did that I entered into the Mt. Shasta Run/Walk T-shirt contest. I didn’t win the competition that year.

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.