Ruby the Elephant Research Links

assignment 4 of Animals, People, and Those in Between.

This assignment is a combination of research, character development and implmentation of a documentary form.
You are going to make a piece about an animal as an object, depicted in the 3rd person.
The assignment is a combination of research and storytelling, with the goal of making a portrait.

You will:
a. Research a real animal
b. Do character studies (a character model sheet) and write backstory
c. create a storyboard or a short piece about the character

I decided to choose Ruby the Elephant, who used to live at the Phoenix Zoo and became famous because she painted canvas that sometimes sold for thousands of dollars.  I have many fond memories of her from my childhood in Arizona.  I remember my parents had a print of one of Ruby’s paintings in their office.

Here is a list of links about Ruby.  I’ll make sense of everything and decide what I will do for the project later 😉

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruby_(elephant)

http://www.the-scientist.com/news/display/53264/

http://www.kidzworld.com/article/2096-elephants-painting-pictures

http://dommy.com/alan/nojava/ruby/remember.html

http://www.socialfiction.org/?tag=elephants

http://archives.cnn.com/2000/STYLE/arts/03/22/life.art.reut/

http://www.mahalo.com/Painting_Elephant

http://womensspace.wordpress.com/2008/04/14/elephant-drawing-elephant-with-flower/

http://www.cnn.com/US/9811/06/dead.elephant/

http://duenos.net/article/476/ElephantStoriesandPsychologyPart3

http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/1998-12-10/news/trunk-murder/

http://www.themanorvillemural.com/flushingclasses/ruby/ruby1.htm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/edinburgh_and_east/5203120.stm

http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/1991-06-26/news/brush-with-greatness-dick-george-s-job-is-to-publicize-ruby-the/

http://www.amazon.com/Ruby-Painting-Pachyderm-Phoenix-Zoo/dp/0385321007

http://www.billjayonphotography.com/DickGeorge.html


A painting by Ruby, from Wikipedia

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