My kitty mugs were so popular that I immediately got an order for some Moo-Cow mugs! I picked up these awesome white mugs from Amazon and have been doing some brainstorming as to how to design these guys.
The mugs are great and much more heavy duty than the set I used for the kitties (not to mention a lot less expensive, 8 for 33$ instead of 4 for 24$!) They're bigger and heavier and I think they would even work as soup mugs. If these guys bake up as well as the Amazon reviews say, I see another batch of them in my future.
I've been Pinteresting lots of different design ideas. These mugs are going to be for a younger cousin of mine so I want to make sure they aren't too "old school" for her. At the same time, I have no experience drawing Moo-Cows so I'm worried they might turn out a little too cartoony! I wanted to share with you guys some of the images I was able to find during my hunt. (Mind you, these are Pinterest images and I claim no credit for them, I've provided the Pinterest links.)
This first set is more traditional Moo's. These guys are more rustic and Country, not quite the style I'm looking for but I might copy some of the body styles and poses. (A.B.C.D)
These guys are more abstract Moo's. The bottom two are my favorite, I love the old fashioned Disney-esque quality of the blue cow (bottom left) and I love the head on, beach ball shaped cows on the bottom right. I'm definitely thinking of doing a repeating pattern of Cows all the way around like mug D. (A.B.C.D.)
These Moo's are super cartoony, this is most likely the style I will be going with. I like the Mug B, it reminds me of Gary Larson cartoons, though I most likely will be sticking with the plain black and white with maybe a little pink for mouths, ears and udders. Mug D is my favorite, I love his little body shape and his mouth full of grass! So cute! (A.B.C.D.)
I want these mugs to have the same style as the kitty mugs, with all the little Moo-Cows sitting side by side looking adorable, but I have a bit more brainstorming and sketching to do before I get started.
Let me know if any of these mug styles inspire you!
I'll keep you updated on my Bovine progress!
Thanks for reading!
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