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Still Life #1 - Tea and Cake

I started this personal project with the intention of developing my modelling skills and have a go at prop design and texturing. I gave myself the brief of designing 4-6 assets to make up a simple still-life. My obsession with food dictated that the theme should centre around drinks or snacks. To avoid spending too much time on one project, I set myself the challenge of completing it in 3 weeks.

I started by gathering references then making thumbnail silhouette sketches while trying to pick out interesting shapes from the images that I'd gathered

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Although it was a challenge, I'm glad I set myself a time limit on this project. Knowing that the self-imposed deadline was looming gave me a bit of extra momentum and kept me moving from one stage to the next, instead of getting bogged down trying to perfect any one task. I'm going to keep working in a similar way and hopefully as my skills improve it will take me less and less time. I did have to give up on texturing the props within the time frame I had set myself but I have plenty of ideas and would like to return to this project when I get the chance, to create some handpainted textures.

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