Coffee illustration

Coffee illustration  - student project

Hello Dear Maria,

Thanks for sharing your coffee illustration skill. I did my best to follow your guidelines and these are the results. The first one I think is good. In the second one I tried to use my imagination and that's why the proportions are not realistic. For third one I had reference photo, but I feel for putting the colors I made some mistakes. I would like to know your opinion and advice.

Coffee illustration  - image 1 - student project

Coffee illustration  - image 2 - student project

Coffee illustration  - image 3 - student project

How can I make my spoon more realistic? Its shadow is too sharp I feel. I used wet on dry and I put two or three layers.