2018 AMI Online Salon

Blood squirting mechanisms of the Texas horned lizard

Project Details

  • Artist(s):  Lisa Revette; Chicago, Illinois
  • Client: Leah Lebowicz
  • Copyright: © 2018 Lisa Revette
  • Medium / software used: Autodesk 3DS Max, Autodesk Mudbox, Adobe Photoshop
  • Final presentation format: Printed Poster
  • Primary audience: General Public

Project Description

The poster serves to provide an informative and visually compelling overview of a defense mechanism of the Texas horned lizard. In the background, a lizard and coyote are seen in their native environment, establishing the setting and giving context for the other depictions of the animals. In the foreground, a lizard is being attacked by a coyote, showcasing the specie’s blood squirting defense mechanism. Giving stronger emphasis to the action of blood squirting provides a sense of tension and visual interest that draws a viewer in. Once they are viewing the poster, the textual information will draw their eye with the use of simple, graphical diagrams. These diagrams and the surrounding text provides accurate anatomical detail on this mechanism, but utilizes simplified language and visuals to not overwhelm a viewer without prior scientific knowledge. The overarching goal is to spark an interest in the natural sciences for the general population