Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The Basewood Wolf Dragon

Last year, I created a plush toy version of Alec's Wolf Monster character from his graphic novel Basewood.  I will be creating a couple more to be offered as a reward tier as part of his kickstarter campaign. Please contribute, it's a great project running from August 29, 2013 to September 28, 2013.

When I start making a plush toy I usually draw 3 views to get how it will look once it's made 3D. I don't always use illustrator to make it so tight, but in this case it was actually easier and made sure that I had really clean lines to work from. I then print it out to scale and that is what I base my pattern on.
Since the completed Wolf Dragon is large: 22 in. long by 9 in. wide, I added an internal wire skeleton to support the head, tail, wings and legs. I found a textured plush chenille fabric that was the perfect fit for the body.

All the face details; nose, eyebrows, lines are embroidered by hand.




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