Person Picking an Apple from a Tree

15 03 2008


Curious about how you make decisions? I know I am! That’s where the Person Picking an Apple from a Tree (PPAT) drawing assessment comes in handy. The artist is asked to draw a person picking an apple from a tree in anyway they want using shape, line and color (the artist is provided with a drawing medium like markers, pastels or colored pencils). The drawing can then be assessed for prominence of color and color choice, developmental level, energy, line-quality, realism, logic, detail, and problem-solving. Someone with depression might have low prominence of color, detail and may show some difficulty with problem-solving to pick the apple.

How would you draw someone picking an apple from a tree?