Author: Philip Tibbetts.
Rationale: As with my previous version this is simply a re-working of the iconic current flag. It was suggested to me by Peter Orenski that the bear was of a specific type, with a notable bulge on its back, and the current flag artwork is seen as definitive. For this version I have re-worked the bear, basing my illustration clearly on the current flag to ensure that the bear’s posture and species is adequately reflected, however I have styled it in a more heraldic than pictorial manner. I have also removed the star for the design to focus solely upon the bear.
To see earlier design, click here.
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The Bear Flag is the official flag of the state of California. The precursor of the flag was...