Part of the job of the artist/designer is to decide how far to take the image of inspiration. You could go Picasso and portray the essence of the person/object to appear abstracted or you can literally try to translate it onto your medium. I'm not advocating either here, but I find that choice intriguing. Now, if you had the assignment to design a chair based off a sheep, what would you come up with? You might explore what makes up a sheep: the wool, the roly poly body, the cozy texture, the black face, etc. You might come up with something like the bottom image--a cute wooly stool, rounded, with basic wood legs. Or you could go literal like the second image and even mass them together in a heard. I find the literal translation hilarious and if I had the space I might even consider a heard of sheep in my living room. How do you decide how far to take it? Or does it decide for you?