I received a commission for a piece from someone that didn’t have any pets – she wanted a mug in the Lumpy Doodles styles that celebrated the beach and all her memories of long days, playing in the waves, and enjoying the sunshine.
She gave me two landmarks – Island’s restaurant, and a certain cafe in southern California named “Cow’s End” with an iconic sign in front of the cafe, a giant cow hiney.
Filling in the rest of the scene I tried to include all of the activities she remembered from growing up in southern California – boogie boarding, body surfing, riding on the bike path. The waves, the bright sunny days.
Finally, the inside!