This primitive wolf was created in collaboration with Asiya Sukhanova, my first student. Actually, this toy was meant as a present for her. I made a sketch and selected the materials. Asiya cut out 2 details according to the pattern and accurately sewed them. Then she has filled the toy with synthetic filling. So, we got a good base — a dowdy looking gray figure, but all the beauty appears in the process of decoration.
So, I made all the decorative work by means of mixed media. I showed to Asiya all the process step by step and made all the explanations, so she would be able to make a similar toy by herself anytime she likes.
This wolf has a silver shin, partly because of the fabric's nap and partly because of the textile marker's strokes. With great care I made to the wolf a tender tongue from velvet and shawl of the same shade.
Take a look at Flat Squirrel — our first project with Asiya.