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.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Creature Feature #487: Musk Oxen

... are extremely hard to draw.

The Musk Ox is a large Bovine, noted for his thick coat and named for the sharp odour of the bulls at rutting season. He makes his home in the Arctic tundra. Genetically, he is more closely related to goats and sheep than to other oxen species. His thick wool, which insulates him against the cold, is prized for its softness and length. Populations of Musk Ox have been domesticated for this wool and their meat.

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