2018 AMI Online Salon

Defense Mechanism of the Iberian Ribbed Newt

Project Details

  • Artist(s):  Nicole Ethen; Chicago, Illinois
  • Client: University of Illinois at Chicago, Biomedical Visualization Program
  • Copyright: © 2018 Nicole Ethen
  • Medium / software used: Autodesk Mudbox, Autodesk 3ds Max, Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator
  • Final presentation format: Informational poster
  • Primary audience: Undergraduate biology students

Project Description

For this class assignment, students were prompted to create an informational poster to illustrate a story within the fields of medicine or biology. This didactic piece is intended to illustrate the unique defense mechanism the Iberian ribbed newt uses to defend against predators. This amphibian is one many people have not heard about or seen and its defense mechanism is difficult to capture. Additionally, this poster is intended to provide context for the environment in which the newt is normally found.