2018 AMI Online Salon

The Tongue Adaptations of the Pangolin

Project Details

  • Artist(s):  Katelyn McDonald; Muscatine, Iowa
  • Client: The University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist
  • Copyright: © 2018 Katelyn McDonald
  • Medium / software used: Graphite & Photoshop
  • Final presentation format: Poster in a museum exhibit
  • Primary audience: The general public: a lay audience who does not have any previous knowledge on the subject.

Project Description

This illustration is part of a museum exhibit about pangolins. The exhibit focused mainly on the poaching of pangolins, but wanted to dedicate a section to the interesting anatomical features of the group. The illustration was used to highlight both the internal and external unique aspects of the pangolin. Pangolins are endangered due to poaching so research and illustrations of them are rare. Pangolins are rare, so this illustration was meant to spark interest in the public to help conservation of this unique group of animals.