2D Foundation II: FINAL – Point of View, literally

Hey apple. Hey hey, hey apple. apple

Oh hey guys!

Congrats on surviving hell week! T’was great seeing everyone again and your final works!

Here’s a little recap, my execution was based on:

  • Anamorphic art
  • Pop art
  • Split complimentary colours
  • Timeline of how ‘Apple’ has changed throughout the ages

And these are my POVs:

  • Apple in the POV of Adam & Eve is Temptation
  • Apple in the POV of Isaac Newton is Gravity
  • Apple in the POV of Snow White is Deadly
  • Apple in the POV of us in the 21st century is MAC
  • Apple in the POV of MACS is unhealthy
  • Apple in the POV of Val is diverse

 

For anamorphic art to happen, I had 12 compositions in total

Left POV: Apple in black BG
Right POV: Pop art of POV subject

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Apple in the POV of Adam & Eve is Temptation

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In the beginning, there lived a couple named Adam & Eve. Serpent tempts Eve with apple. Eve eats apple, Eve dies.  Apple has been known as the ‘forbidden fruit’ and the term itself is a sexual metaphor. Just like how an apple actually represents sexual desires in storybooks. Therefore, I used a playful image of a woman biting into an apple to communicate this idea. Adam & eve were digitally painted into pop art form using this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y93ou2Fcc38

Apple in the POV of Isaac Newton is Gravity

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Talk about Isaac Newton and you will hear ‘apple’ or ‘gravity’ in the upcoming sentences. Therefore, the idea of ‘apple in the POV of Newton is gravity’ is pretty straightforward. Again, I used the same colours for Newton’s face as Adam & Eve – blue pink yellow. For this composition, the challenge was portraying the idea of gravity using the apple. I spent a bulk of time trying different shutter speeds for the falling apple but finally came to using a photo of a static apple being photoshopped into the falling illusion by changing its position and opacity.

Apple in the POV of Snow White is Deadly

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So this Ms White gehkiang went to bite an apple that almost caused her death, therefore it’s deadly to her. Referring back to the fun fact I shared about being poisonous, it is true – just that you’ll need about 200 apple seeds, or about 20 apple cores to receive a fatal dose. Still deadly ya? Please don’t try this at home.

I’ll like to share more about the template here. I increased by canvas to 420 (210 x 2) to nicely fit the two compositions within it. Next, I added in ruler guides for consistent and equal strips. Then, I cut the image and pasted it alternately. Voila.

Apple in the POV of us in the 21st century is MAC

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So moving into the 21st century, the word Apple is usually capitalized these days. It used to only cost a few cents but now it’s a billion dollar industry. Yesh, Apple to us these days ish Macintosh. Therefore, you see a fascinating apple with an Apple logo carved into it. If that isn’t recognisable enough, Steve Jobs is in the corresponding composition in the iconic pop art style. Since this is about the 21st century, I wanted this sort of pop art to represent pop culture.

Apple in the POV of MACS is unhealthy 

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Having talked about Mac, we move on to MACS. It was a nice colour juxtaposition of the yellow Macs logo against the red apple. Again, it was a Macdonalds’ colour theme. Here are the other apple pie compositions I played with, still using pop art.

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Real crispy apple pies? Mmmmh

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Or how about using the packaging instead. Horizontally arranged?

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Alright maybe this! Not so static!

Apple in the POV of Val is diverse

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That’s me with an apple in an Apple macbook and this picture was taken with an Apple iPhone. The composition of apple is a college of different types of apples. Indeed, the apple can mean so many things to different people since creation first started. All in all, these POVs were chosen as they are the ‘apple of my eye’ – favourite characters, story, brand etc.

Reference Artist: Felice Vairani

Perspective art has always intrigued me and I was actually excited that this project is named ‘Point of View’, which I decided to go forward and execute using this concept. I was doing my daily browsing of such art and was inspired by these works within architectural spaces. One needs to physically move their point of view to see the full picture. Also, we also see such optical art around ADM too!

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That’s all from me! See you all around soon! Last project already, jiayou everyone!

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Val Lay

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