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.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Creature Feature #467: Martin

The Martins are members of the Swallow Family. There are numerous species; this fellow is a House Martin. Insectivorous in nature, he flits through the air, catching insects on the wing. They breed in colonies, constructing nests beneath overhangs and shelter, using mud. These start with a bowl-like structure, and eventually extend into a narrow opening. The pair mate inside the nest.

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