Celebrate Life’s Pleasures

Garment illustration by Janet Tarjan Erl

Celebrate Life's Pleasures

Medium: Watercolor, Digital/Photoshop, Image Size: 15”h x 20″w, ©2002.

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. As the diners began to expand into California, I thought it would make a cute, anthropomorphic bear design of two bears picnicking in a classic California wine country scene with an old Airstream trailer and classic old car in the background.

Whatever your pleasures may be, do them as often as possible – preferably 32 weeks a year or more. As these wine loving connoisseur bears have discovered, it will be the best elixir you’ll ever find.

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.

The Journey Is the Reward

Garment illustration by Janet Tarjan Erl

The Journey Is the Reward

Medium: Digital Photoshop, Image Size: 12.5″h x 20″w, T-shirt Image Size: 9″h x 15.25″w, 2004.

This design was created as an apparel design for T-shirts. My husband and I are RV enthusiasts, so I came up with a line of T-shirts designs with a RV theme. This colorful, digital artwork shows the fun places RV’ers go to, plus I added an old Airstream trailer to enhance the design.

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.

Let Me RV

Garment illustration by Janet Tarjan Erl

Let Me RV

Medium: Digital Photoshop, Image Size: 20″h x 20″w, T-shirt Image Size: 13″h x 133″w, 2015.

This design was created as an apparel design for T-shirts. My husband and I are RV enthusiasts, so I came up with a line of T-shirts designs with a RV theme. This patriotic, digital artwork implies that being American and being free is to be able to RV.

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.