Wow, that last still-life is mega super uber reflecty! Dang, yo! I hope it hasn’t turned you off of still-lifes all together. That’s the sort of painting where even when you succeed (which you did) you need an aspirin afterwards.
If you feel like trying something new, I vote for a still-life of something fuzzy. :-)
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Hey Seedling. Nothing could turn me off still lifes now I've caught the bug, but that sucker made both my hands hurt and my eyes felt like they were full of sand. I think I'll go for something small and simple, a pair of socks maybe or a bog roll. Fluffy's gonna have to wait 'til I find something fluffy.
loosly based on a marko pic
I know I got the helmet off someone but I don't know who, it was an orky thing.
Mm mm! Yeah, I think these show a lot of confidence now! Before it was almost as if you were second guessing yourself as where a line should go. These are looking really good, I love the two kids and chubby monster above this one.
Now, you might even take this a bit further - it seems you are still doing a little bit of what I've heard called 'petting' the lines where you make many smaller strokes because you are unsure of placement. I might recommend you get a really light pencil or touch and instead try to visualize the proper line and draw it in as few strokes as possible - once you get the shape you need then and only then should you make it as visible as a final line perhaps?