For this still life project, I decided to do an outdoor scene featuring flowers and rocks, and later added a cross to the composition for composition and storytelling purposes.
I started the scene by placing the models in the scene and creating simple lights.
Next, I created normal and diffuse maps for the flowers and rocks.
Here, I revised the scene to have a distinct focal point, the cross, and added specularity and further edited the flowers' and rocks' textures. I also edited the lighting to look more natural and warm.
Finally, I decided to add a bit more life to the scene by adding grass, adding a dirt texture to the flowers, displacement maps to the rocks, a background city image, and other details.