About the Project

The ZooTrophy Animal-a-Day project began on October 15th, 2013 as illustrator Angela "LemurKat" Oliver began working her way, systematically but selectively, through the alphabet and presenting, via social media, an illustrated animal to the world. Daily.

All pieces are drawn as 2.5 x 3.5 inch collectible cards, using a combination of polychromos and prismacolor pencils, along with other art materials. Many are still available for purchase ($10) or trade, so drop her an email if anything captures your eye or if there is an animal you wish to request.

It is predicted this project will take her at least two years to complete - with approximately 36 animals being drawn for each letter. She has also used the images to create a collectible hardback encyclopedia series, playing cards and a desk calendar, as well as the ZooTrophy collectible trading card game.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Creature Feature #324: Hummingbird

There are numerous species of Hummingbird, spread throughout America. The smallest, the Bee Hummingbird, is the smallest bird in the world. They are named for the whirring, humming noise made by their wings in flight. Hummingbirds have an exceptionally fast metabolism, faster than and other vertebrate - their heart can beat 1,260 times per minute. This requires a large intake of high energy food to sustain it, and every day a Hummingbird will consume more than his own weight in nectar. At night, or when food is not available, he will slow his metabolism and enter a torpor state.

No comments:

Post a Comment