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.
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Creature Feature #407: Langur (or rather, Lutung)
Langur, also known as leaf monkeys or lutungs, are a subfamily of monkeys spread across Asia. In habit they are diurnal, folivores (dine on leaves) and gregarious. Whilst some species - like the grey langur - are common and interact readily with humans, others such as the golden-headed langur or this Francois' Langur are endangered. As their diet is high in fibrous materials, but low in energy, Langur (or Lutung) have a multi-chambered stomach - more akin to that found in ungulates. Family groups mostly consist of a male and his harem of females and their offspring. If a new male takes over the harem, he will likely kill any infants.
You can tell this fellow is actually in the Lutung genera, on account of his very fine quiff.