White eyed river martin

Publication of 8 illustrated images to give visibility to the white-eyed river martin, Pseudochelidon sirintarae, a seriously endangered or possibly extinct bird endemic to Thailand.

Developed as an example of a final project for the students of the online course ILUSTRA INFANTIL, from the Illustraciencia Academy, taught by me, where I share the methodology, techniques and resources to create pieces of scientific communication aimed at children and curious adults.

It covers topics from narrative, character creation, synthesizing and simplifying scientific concepts, storyboarding, types of shots to reinforce messages and emotions…

To develop the final project, we follow a specific methodology that goes through the following stages:

  • Research
  • Filter the information found
  • Development of ideas and Storyboard, adapting the scientific message to the final audience
  • Line Drawing and Test Drive
  • Application of color and textures
  • Final Arts

With the final project of the course, we have the wonderful opportunity to collaborate with WAWA Conservation to give visibility to a threatened species.

WAWA Conservation is a non-profit charity organization dedicated to saving those weird and wonderful animals in danger of extinction, which have a very important role in the balance of ecosystems and unique genetic characteristics.

At WAWA they have realized that there are certain species of animals that are more likely to receive aid for protection and conservation because they are well known and charismatic, which leaves those other lesser known but equally wonderful animals with very few resources. That is why WAWA is dedicated to the conservation of these species, but they encounter a problem: there are few images of these animals and very little outreach material to share with the general public, to make them known…

It is here that the students of the ILUSTRA INFANTIL course will be able to lend a hand: the students’ final project will be an invaluable means of giving visibility to four species that we have selected for each edition of the course.




Isa Loureiro 2022