Interpret an Apple 50 Ways
In this activity, draw 50 variations of "apple".
Carefully consider the various graphic design elements and principles – including cropping, symmetry, spatial relationship, negative space, texture, scale and color.
Select what you consider is your best apple and draw it in the large rectangle below the thumbnails.
Consider all techniques and approaches in solving this problem. There are no limitations on the use of color.
The 50 Apples Project encourages playing, experimentation and hard mental gymnastics. At the same time, the problem teaches endurance and resourcefulness – the requirement of trying to develop so many ideas can be exhausting! This is the critical point in the assignment, when attention tends to wander and impatience begins to set in.
Note: Selecting a successful solution from a large number of choices is in itself a very important aspect of the design process. Self-editing is a critical skill that requires the ability to be objective and see the material from someone Else's perspective. Good editing skills reinforce good problem-solving skills, and vice versa.