Learning First in Black and White

       Throughout the first book, an apple is used to demonstrate design principles. In addition to design principles, there is a section on how to portray movement and change.

Book One

At the left is an excerpt from the book:  These are five small tricks, called removals that help to manage negative/positive space, as foregrounds interplay with backgrounds.

Also, introduced are the eight compositional devices, which are the backbone of  The Design Code® Process.


        When illustrations are limited to one subject, such as an apple, the creative principle of “variation on a theme” takes over.  Each concept becomes a visual problem to solve, which stretches the creative muscle.  Concepts are shown geometrically, as well as realistically. 

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