2022 AMI Online Salon

Helpers in the nest – Taiwan Yuhiha

Project Details

  • Entrant Name:  Yu-Sin Huang
  • Client: University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Copyright:  Yu-Sin Huang, 2021
  • Medium/software used: Zbrush, 3dsMax, Substance Painter, Adobe CC
  • Final presentation format: Print, poster or education board in national parks
  • Primary Audience: general public/ park visitors

Project Description

Although Taiwan Yuhina is easy to observe in the hill forest in Taiwan, not many people know are joint nesters. Joint nesting is a rare form of cooperative breeding. This poster aims to introduce Taiwan Yuhina and its life stages to park visitors and explains the joint-nesting system. The scene depicts two Taiwan Yuhina couples taking care of nestlings together. The environment of the scene shows that Taiwan Yuhina’s nest is usually located along forest edges. The morphology of the egg is painted based on text documents because of a lack of photographic resources. I used a color blindness simulator to ensure the poster is accessible to individuals with color vision deficiency.