Some elephant/SLON logo designs, as well as a work up sketch for the lady in the former pic. As you can see, played with the positioning of her leg being more tucked in. In the end, it needed to be flared outwards more.
For those of you in the free world, SLON was the acronym for the Northern Special Purpose Camps - the Karelian/Siberian wing of Gulag during its formative years in the 1920's and 30's, if I remember correctly - as well as the Russian word for "elephant". The mascot was apparently used on most anything identified with the camp, including internal-camp monies or coupons issued to the zeks.
I'm not sure how the chimera lady fits into all of this, other than she's as elusive as an elephant in the tundra.