Thursday, 28 July 2016

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Third Year Project Idea: Lemurs!

This idea started it's life as a trip to ZSL London Zoo. An exhibit there had a walk in lemur section in which you could see ringtailed lemurs. I didn't really know much lemurs and I was fascinated by them. I've included some of my excited shots of them below!

During the ideas surgery on Monday I mentioned these lovely creatures as being a starting point in which I was asked to look into them further and question what if these things were different. 

Lemur Facts

  • Lemurs are small primates that are mammals 
  • Lemurs are only found in Madagascar and Comoro Island
  • Some Lemurs are Herbivores and some are Omnivores
  • Most lemurs are Arboreal meaning they stay in the trees, apart from the ringtailed lemurs which search the ground for food
  • Some lemurs like the dwarf mouse and aye-aye are nocturnal
  • They have pointed noses and a good sense of smell
  • Lemurs are highly social creatures
  • They live in troops of 7-10 Lemurs with a female leader
  • Ringtailed lemurs use their tails to help stay within sight of each other
  • Lemurs are endangered because people want them as pets and their habitat is shrinking

From these facts I wondered what would happen if a lemur accidentally wondered from their group?

I can only imagine being the social creatures they are they'd look for this lemur. 

Then I thought about the lemur itself and why it might wonder in the first place. I thought what if this lemur was a baby and excited about exploring it's world. 


I would like to tell the story of a mischievous baby lemur that wonders from it's troop. It would go on an amazing adventure with some perils along the way but eventually find it's way home to the troop.

Friday, 1 July 2016

Personal Work: Reference pictures (Zoo)

A little while ago I visited the Zoo and took lots of pictures of the animals. I thought these could be used as reference images which you're all welcome to look at! 


Squirrel Monkeys



Who knows maybe these images could lead to the idea of a year three project?