Still Life Concept
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Final Version

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Previous Version with Cherries Instead

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Slightly Different Studies for Color and Value Contrast

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Final Sketches

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Thumbnail Sketches

I did this preliminary work as reference for my oil painting that followed up my client's commission. The subject matter is highly inspired by Luis Egidio Meléndez and Caravaggio’s “Basket of Fruit”. But I had to use photobashing and paint-over to visualize general ideas since it’s too hard to get a real Packers helmet and a ton of rotten fruits. Anyway, I just want to say this is a great opportunity that I can use digital techniques to help making a traditional oil painting at preliminary and concept stage. There’re still many things I need to figure out at final stage such as edge control etc... Wish all goes well and I can still capture everything I’ve learned from school in terms of oil painting lol.