Looks good. I'd say push the contrast and establish some midtones. The values aren't blending so well; crank down the opacity to blend them together, especially on the grapes. The planes on that apple look great.
on the pumpkin one, one suggestion would be to do what artsy folks call "turning the form." make a layer on top and set it to "soft light." then grab a big fuzzy round brush, pick a nearly-black hue of orange and hit the lower left edges of the pumpkin with it. keep it very subtle and build it up. then do the same on the upper right, but to a much less obvious degree. finally, pick a nearly-white hue of orange (adding a bit of yellow helps, or adding blue if you want to go for contrasting sky-ish highlights) and move your highlight just inside of the shadow on the upper right (follow the form of the pumpkin with them). lastly, modify the stem shadow to follow the shape of the stem. you'll start to get that spherical feeling from it. check the attachment to see what i mean.
Alright, so im working on an idea for the current chow, their are apparently obvious mistakes that i will hopefully work through.
break from vent, studying life, ref and stuff. Will return in a month or so.. + Where can i get allot of quick hand pics, of course the internet, but i was thinking of a posemaniac approach, i tried their system, its in Japanese and loads quite slowly..
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