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, August 19, 2015

#659: Robin

Whilst there are numerous birds across the world known as "robin", the name originates from the Robin Redbreast of Europe. He is a member of the Old World Flycatcher family. He is one of the most recognisable birds in England and the national bird. The male is highly aggressive, and will attack other males and smaller birds who stray into his territory. He favours an insectivorous diet, and will often hop about near gardeners, taking advantage of freshly turned soil.

The American Robin is a member of the thrush family, and as such not closely related. Nor are the Robins of Australia and New Zealand.

the more I look at this wee fellow, the less satisfied I am with my rendition of him. Although, I do like his smile.

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