My mom is an active member of the Amsterdam chapter of the Hash House Harriers, a world-wide group of drinkers with a running problem. They are putting together a bike race thing in Texel. They are famous for their sheep. So my mom asked me if I would design something for them to put on a t-shirt.
This was my process.
This was a very sophisticated sketch I made of what I wanted the sheep to be doing.
Then I brought into Adobe Illustrator and made this guy:
But I had forgotten to give him ears. Whoops. So I kept working.
I also added type and a windmill. Still he wasn't edgy enough.
He wasn't Dutch enough, so I added some orange clogs.
Then, I showed it to Mort, my dad. And of course he thought he wasn't getting enough attention as usual and requested his own sheep. Mort is not a very outdoorsy guy, so I changed his sheep around to fit his interests. His sheep is enjoying a Campari with soda while lounging on an Eames chair.
Edit: Mort wanted me to show some photos of his belongings to further explain his mid-century modern sheep.
Campari and other questionable liquors.
Research about sheep.