Title: Gerbera Daisy Still Life - WIP
Dimension: 16 x 20 inches
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!
I am making a still life piece for my girlfriend to celebrate buying a house together. This is just the outline to get started.
This is my first attempt at a still life of any form.
My first step was to use a pastel pencil and just draw everything out. It will be sitting on some sort of stand and that will be a white tablecloth under it.
I will start doing color soon (possibly tonight if I have time). I had to go into a photo editor and modify the coloring so everything can be seen. The original picture it is very hard to see anything but the flower petals.
MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
1 - My main concern is simply how are my shapes? Does the vase look ok? I think my camera was just slightly off horizontal when I took the picture because everything seems to be slightly slanting. It all looks very level in person. I think the water level may not be perfect though.
2 - I always work in grayscale because I'm color blind. I think I can still make it pretty if the flowers are white. I may be able to add tiny bits of green to the stems so they aren't just gray. I'm sure it is hard to picture, but would that look ok?