Something to note, is all of the images here are edited. My phone camera is awful and takes dim photos even in sunlight, so I had to do my best to try and make these look as the do in person. Hopefully that doesn't interfere with critiquing them.
I didn't submit the first project here. I had the understanding that it wasn't important that anyone see it, but I will add it if asked.
for the second project "the block in": Since I didn't submit these at first, I had to go back and find them. I think I did few apple/lemon drawings besides what I have here, but I couldn't find them.
I experimented a lot with the gravy bowl, trying to draw it by figuring out it form, but I found myself most successful drawing it but angle sighting and blocking in. It took me hours to complete however, so I wasn't exactly efficient.
The three object I drew together took me around four hours or more to complete. I don't feel I really finished it, but it had gotten late in the day I was working on it, and drawing it had been such a struggle that I didn't want to mess with it any more. Maybe I was trying to hard to draw things perfectly, I think if I loosened up and put some more confidence in my lines, this could have turned out better. Then again, maybe being as accurate as possible was important to my development.
For the third project: These are three different potatoes that I found interesting enough to draw. These potatoes didn't seem to easily simplify into basic volumes, so I mostly relied on the block in process, then created volumes with the rough contours I created. The drawings are ordered from newest to oldest.
for the fourth project "cross contours": Not much to say here, I did drawings of an apple with contours on it. I struggles with the line weight a lot, and I'm not sure why. I just couldn't seem to figure out where to darken lines and where to fade them. I'll have to re-visit this at some point, or perhaps I'll just improve on it as I encounter this situation again.
for the fifth project "foreshortening": For me, this was the most entertaining project to work on. I still have a long way to go as far as my line quality, but looking at the first couple potatoes I drew from the last project, I believe I've improved quite a bit (some input on this would be appreciated)