Starting with your organic forms with contour lines, you're definitely drawing these with confidence, and your contour lines are coming along well, but there are two things to keep in mind:

  • Your organic forms are pretty simple but aren't quite adhering to the principles of constructional drawing.

  • Don't forget that as we slide further away from the viewer, the contour lines should be getting wider to properly represent the change in the orientation of that cross-section relative to the viewer. As it gets farther, it'll "open up" a little more, allowing the viewer to see more of the face.

Moving onto your insect constructions, these are really well done! You're applying construction extremely effectively across the board. I honestly don't really have any significant complaints - you're building things up with very simple components with complete respect for how they all relate to one another in 3D space. Throughout each drawing, you maintain the solidity of each element and build it up.

I honestly just have a few comments to offer, but all in all as I've already made pretty clear - your work here is very well done.

  • On this one, you definitely used a lot of contour lines that weren't really necessary. The thing about contour lines is that it's important to weigh ahead of time precisely what you're looking to contribute to the drawing - contour lines suffer from diminishing returns, where your first will contribute a fair bit, your second much less, so on. So during the 'planning' phase of the ghosting method, ask yourself what the mark you're about to draw is meant to contribute to your drawing, and weigh whether that task is already being accomplished by something else. To that point, the contour lines that define the intersection between actual forms are always going to be the most effective ones we can use. That's precisely why we use them at the joints between sausage segments when using the sausage method for our legs. For that same reason, we generally don't add any other contour lines along the sausages, as shown in the middle of this diagram.

  • When it comes to your insect legs, you're off to a great start, but there's often a lot of complexity that we overlook initially, and I'm noticing that you don't quite push far enough to add it back in during your subsequent phases of construction. As you can see here, you can go further by wrapping additional forms around the structure of your insects' legs (and even in animals' legs in the next lesson) to push it much further.

  • Related to that last point, in a number of these you're doing a pretty decent job of wrapping the bit of segmentation around the last section of the insects' legs, but sometimes it comes out feeling a little flat. Always remember that these pieces being wrapped around are themselves three dimensional, and they have thickness to them, as shown here.

So! Keep those last points in mind, but I'll go ahead and mark this lesson as complete so keep up the great work.