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.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

#663: Rock-wallaby

This fellow is a Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby. He is one of 17 species of Rock-wallaby. These nocturnal macropods spend their days lurking within the stone fortress of rocks, and venture out at night to graze.

Here's a photo of a short-eared Rock-wallaby taken in Kakadu:

 As you can see, the various species look kinda similar - also like the Nabarlek. I cannot help but wonder if I drew my nabarlek off the wrong reference image. Here's a real nabarlek. Unfortunately, he was in a nocturnal house and wouldn't stop moving. As you can see, I did the tail wrong on my image.

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