Michelangelo said that sculpture was quite simply the removal of superfluous matter, or in layman’s terms, when sculpting a camel, take away anything that isn’t a camel.
When designing toys I have to use a completely different approach. I start with something like a blob and make it over and over again until it looks like what I intend. In this instance, I need to pig up my blob until it looks piggy enough for my own standards. I know I’ve succeeded when the proverbial 3 year old kid looks at it and goes “Peeeeeeg”.
The one on the left has the better piggy butt, but the front legs are a bit unstable. The one on the right has a more squished in face, which I prefer, but the butt is too cow. I’ll keep that butt in mind when I’m doing the cow, but right now I need to combine these two blobs and pig it right up to the maximum. Ah well, back to the drawing board.