dinnerware - holiday fox

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Winning design #7 by operhal, Illustration Design for dinnerware - holiday fox Contest
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Project description

Design an illustration for a 4-piece dinnerware set that will include a dinner plate, salad plate, bowl, and mug. The design for each piece can be slightly different but should remain cohesive as a set.

The theme of this design is woodland fox.  One fox ice skating for one plate.  One fox sledding for the other plate. 

The aim of this dinnerware set is to be whimsical and fun. Someone could use this set for the entire holiday season, for any meal of the day.

The canvas uploaded to the example section shows the shape for each dinnerware piece.  The large rectangle is for the mug, the two circles for the plates, and the smaller rectangle will be for the design either inside or outside the rim of the bowl.

The design should not be overtly "Christmas" but rather "holiday" and "winter."

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  • Hi again, please check option with scarf

    My best,
    operhal #7
  • Hi, thank you so much for your submission! It's fantastic! It totally captures the look and feel we are going for and the style is beautiful and whimsical. Can we see what the fox looks like with a scarf?
    • @jls1212 Thank you so much! I am really happy to hear that you like it. Yes I can do the fox with a scarf.

  • Hello! Hope you'll like it. If you need any changes let me know please. Sincerely Christina. Thank you. #4
  • Dear CH, please check my design and let me know what you think.

    My best,
    operhal #3
  • Hi, this is a bit too cartoon-like. Can you revise to be more in the style of the images I uploaded? Can you also remove the words "holiday fox" from the comps?
    • About #2, @jls1212
      Thank you for the feedback. I'll try to submit another entries.

  • Same feedback as sledding image - this fox is a bit too cartoon-like and I'd prefer an image closer to the examples I uploaded. It's very cute but not quite the style I'm looking for. #1
    • About #1, @jls1212
      Hi thank you for the feedback. I will try to make another version of fox.
      Thank you :)

  • Fox should not wear clothes. Scarf and hat ok, ice skates ok.
  • Fox should not wear clothes. Scarf and hat ok, ice skates ok.