english tea pot
In this still life I learned a lot about rendering drapery. and the glossy cylinder with different local colors and textures was quite challenging as well.
Thinking about the lightsource and how the light is reflecting in the glass as well as observing the bounce light reflected back to the paper was interesting on this one.
If you know, what you have to look for, when rendering glossy cylinders, a still life like this is not that hard to tackle. ~ 1 hour and 30 minutes
mouse on book
To emulate the aluminium feel is quite easy with noise and motion blur. The reflection on the black plastic added a lot of realism to this one.
bracket and candle
Tried some dark key with really low light here. Only the light of my display reflects off of the metal bracket.