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.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

#786: Vampire Squid of Hell

The Vampire Squid is a deep-sea denizen of temperate and tropical seas. He is named for his cloak-like webbing and red eyes. His body is covered in photophores, which produce bursts of light. When threatened, he ejects a sticky cloud of bioluminescent mucus, which may last for 10 mins and dazzles the potential predator, allowing the squid to escape. The Vampire Squid is neither a squid nor an octopus, he shares features with both and is placed in his own Order, Vampyromorphid.

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