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Superfood

Superfood is a type of food that has high nutritional content and contain antioxidants which help fight free radicals. They help maximize a persons nutritional intake. Blueberries, for example, are type of superfood since they contain antioxidants, vitamin c, manganese, and fiber.

By using a variety of values artists can render the form of an object to depict the highlights and shadow that are evident within a 3 dimensional object. Analyze the forms of the fruit below to create an illustration using the Shape Tool, the Mesh Tool, and Symbols Tool in Adobe Illustrator. Download the images of the fruit below to work with within Illustrator and use the tutorials that follow to illustrate the fruit.

Botanical illustration combines the art of painting subjects like flowers and plants, and the science of botany as the work by John Lindley shows here. Requiring attention to detail, artists render the subject to depict the various parts of the plant. For this layout show the fruit or vegetable you illustrated on a gradient background, use the font Bickham Script Pro to for the text content and labeles to create the elegant typography.

Still Life

Avocado

AVOCADO-hassNative to Puebla, Mexico, the Avocado is the flowering fruit of a tree of the same name. Sometimes called an alligator pear for the leathery texture of its skin, it is grown in tropical climates around the world. They are a good source of Omega 3 fatty acids and have 60% more potassium than bananas. They are rich in vitamins B, E, A, K, as well as zinc, magnesium, copper, iron and calcium. Avocados have good antioxidant value helping to absorb the free radicals that can damage our cells.

 

 

Grapefruit

Grapefruit

 

 

 

 

 

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Strawberry

strawberry

The Strawberry is a small fruit that is cultivated for its sweetness, strong aroma, and juicy nature. It was first cultivated in France in the 1750’s. Strawberries are a good source of Vitamin C  and manganese. Though not conclusive, studies have shown that strawberry consumption may help in inflammation, cancer, and cardiovascular decease.

 

 

 

Broccoli Top

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Sample Student Works


 

Still Life

A still-life is an arrangement of objects to draw or paint from. Traditionally, artists used bowls of fruit, bread, bottles, fabric, and other artifacts and arranged them on a table to paint the composition from observation. Analyze Paul Cezanne’s  still life paintings featured here,  notice the overlapping arrangement of the objects, the tilted and angled bowls, along with the table surfaces that support the scene. Combine the fruit images you created to compose a still-life scene in a new Illustrator document. Use various 3D Revolve tools and techniques as practiced in previous assignments ( Light & Color ) to construct bowls, plates, and bottles, onto a table surface.

 

Featured Student Works

Tutorial | Still Life

 

Still_Life_Rubric

Text Task

Use the links below to answer the following questions about the fruit in your illustration. Copy and paste the questions onto your Google Portfolio and answer the questions about the fruit’s origin, its nutritional value, and the health benefits associated with it.

Use the facts gathered about the fruit to compose a paragraph in sentence from. Paste the finished paragraph into a text box and format it using the guidelines from the Botanical Illustration tutorial that follows.

  1. What part of the world is the fruit or vegetable native too or where is it grown?
  2. What kind of plant bears the fruit/veggie, a tree, shrub, vine?
  3. What are some distinguishing features of the fruit/veggie; texture, shape, color?
  4. What vitamins, minerals, or nutrients are found in the fruit/veggie?
  5. What are the health benefits of eating the fruit/veggie?
  6. What are Free Radicals and how do they harm the cells in our body?
  7. What are antioxidants and how do they protect our cells from free radicals?

When composing the paragraph be sure to use your own words, do not copy and paste. Use the following tips to help you construct the content in your own words.

Composing Text

 

Composing Text

 

Resource Links

Avocado
How Stuff Works Avocado Fact Sheet
Fruit Info Avocado facts and information
Strawberry
Fruit Info Strawberry facts and nutritional information
How Stuff Works Origin of strawberries and plant description.
Grapefruit
Fruit Info Grapefruit health benefits and nutritional facts.
University of Florida Origin plant structure of the grapefruit.
Encyclopedia Britannica Plant structure, description, and place of origin.

 

Botanical Illustration

Botanical illustration combines the art of painting subjects like flowers and plants, and the science of botany as the work by John Lindley shows here. Requiring attention to detail, artists render the subject to depict the various parts of the plant. For this layout show the fruit or vegetable you illustrated on a gradient background, use the font Bickham Script Pro to for the text content and labeles to create the elegant typography.

Below: John Lindley, 1799-1865.
Ladies’ Botany; or, A familiar introduction to the study of the natural system of botany.. London: H. G. Bohn, 1865. 

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Botanical Illustration

Sample Student Work

 

 

 

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Rubric_Superfood
Image Source: University of Delaware Library, The Art of Botanical Illustration Scientific Botany, 01/03/2016, http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/exhibits/hort/botany.htm

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