A good still life takes some thought.
Take your time setting it up and look at it from every angle. So a few sketches to see how it looks.
Try doing a few gesture sketches to see how the relationship develops between shapes.
Go over the values and see if there is enough contrast to be interesting.
Walk around it and change the lighting.
- Change your point of view.
- Try sitting
- Try standing
- Get closer,
- Get further away
- try different media