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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Ring Tailed Lemur

Its starting to get cold up in Minnesota so we decided to warm up by drawing some very warm primates, Ring Tailed Lemurs.

Ring Tailed Lemur Lesson:
The Ring-tailed Lemur is a large strepsirrhine primate and the most recognized lemur due to its long, black and white ringed tail. Like all lemurs it is endemic to the island of Madagascar. The Ring-tailed Lemur is highly social, living in groups of up to 30 individuals. It is also female dominant, a trait common among lemurs. For this lesson we use wildlife artist Sally Michel painting, working on proportion, shape and color to create a lemur in its natural habitat.
Step# 1: Start with the a circle for the lemurs head, then add the eyes, mouth and ears.
Step #2: Attach a oval for the body and connect the front legs and then the back legs. Connect the long black and white tail.
Step #3: Now draw a large branch for your lemur to walking on.
Step #4: Time to add your jungle details like foliage, snakes, birds and more. Then use your choice of watercolor pencils, pastel chalk, ect. to finish the project






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