I'm trying to make a sunflower. I don't know which brush stroke will give a better result. Here's what I've been trying to do. The area marked 1 was painted using brush strokes parallel to the curves of the petals.
Area 2 was painted by using tiny circular brush strokes as indicated.
The dilema here is I'm not able to preserve details if I use circular brushstrokes but it gives a softer look which is absent in the first technique. How should I approach this issue.