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Lately I've been inspired to do a lot of still lifes of the interesting plants we have around our house, including this coral we have in our living room! It used to be in our fish tank until we replaced it, and decided to keep it out in the living room instead ^_^
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Great work so far on this still life, IsoChi. Shape and proportion all look to be pretty solid. Although, I cannot say for certain without seeing a reference photo, but without any reference, nothing jumps out at me that needs refining. Your values have been blocked in nicely, but I would keep pushing them until a full range has been achieved. While doing so, focus on value application. This means, blend the areas that should be nice and smooth, then go back in and tighten the areas that should be nice and crisp. Other than that, have you ever looked into the "rule of thirds"? This is where you divide the composition into thirds, both horizontally, and vertically. Then, where the lines intersect, place the important information you want to emphasize. When done properly, it not only emphasizes an area in the composition, but it also creates asymmetrical balance, which is often mostly preferred. The reason I'm bringing this up is because the composition looks a bit unbalanced and top heavy at the moment. I'd suggest cropping off a small portion of the bottom, as seen in the below image, if I can figure out how to post an image in the comment box. This will place a stronger emphasis on the spherical objects and the opening of the driftwood.

Cropped Image with rule of thirds grid

-Nicholas Boyd
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ishdo Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2018
thats so cool!
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IsoChi Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
thanks ^-^
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ishdo Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018
No Problemo :D
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