Started this one today, based on the little centrepiece on my table in a coffee shop. The colours are all wrong, but I'm just trying to get a sense of depth established first, with that very bright shaft of light… not sure if I'm accomplishing that very well. :\
Anyone have any constructive critiques? (Also attached is a photo, though the perspective is a bit different and the light had moved by the time I took it.)
@rheall Hm, you've got overlap, shadows, contours, so what can we do to reinforce those? I suggest turning that wood grain into a sneaky perspective grid--get those lines converging towards a single point (even if it's really really far away) so the vase sits on something.
Also, the white outlines around the florets look flat when compared to the elements around them. Maybe change that to a gradient, so the flowers hit by the light are white, the rest are faded greys/sages?
@AesAthena Yes, I got a suggestion from another friend to reinforce the perspective on the table top. I'll definitely do that. ^^ The reason the flowers look flat is I haven't started working on them yet. I've been focusing on the table top and pot. But that will happen, and thank you for the super useful suggestions there, too!