Working within our framework
So, what do we do now? Before digging into our project with paint, it's important to realize there can be some pitfalls when doing direct photo studies like this. Working on every aspect of still-life at the same time is a recipe for disaster, as a few possible outcomes tend to happen:
- You can hyper-focus on a specific aspect of the piece (such as colors or texture), ignoring the "entire picture" as a standalone piece of art.
- You can rely too heavily on the stock photo to give you exact information, to such an extent that you don't to deviate from the reference image. So, you could potentially spend dozens of hours on something...