Christmas Ornaments Series Inspired by Dog Breeds
These Pit Bull Puppy Christmas Ornaments are the first in the series. The original design inspiration for the Pit Bull Puppy ornament was a neighbor’s dog when it was a puppy. She was a gray and white and I just loved her floppy ears. Option A was based on the neighbor’s dog.
About the Design Process
In order to capture the essence of the dog, I had to figure out what it was. If I had to think of one adjective to describe the look of this breed, then I would say muscular. It was very challenging to give the sense of muscle using felt in a flat design. It took many rounds of trial and error until I achieved the desired look. When I showed a friend the ornament he said that Pit Bulls get their ears clipped.
So, I made one ornament showing the dog with clipped ears. However, I noticed that the Pit Bulls in my neighborhood don’t have clipped ears. I am curious to know what you all think. Feel free to share your feedback regarding the ears (clipped vs. non-clipped) and which ornament you like best–A, B, or C.