Here's my entry. Level 2. Definitely struggled with simplifying enough. Some of these are more successful, some not-so-much. The butterfly thing got way out of hand :D But I'm trying to adopt a new mindset with art and accept failure as part of learning and developing. Shape design is definitely not easy and doing this traditionally complicates things when you aren't really certain. The red pencil I used here doesn't erase 100% so there are parts where it made quite a mess. Normally I would use a very hard pencil very lightly and erase as I go. But I wanted to try and follow the rules. I also keep running out of space. I should try and use an A3 sketchbook instead of A4. The extra references are my own photos aside from the alligator which belongs to the photo pack shot by Dustin Blaise.
Can we all agree that bears and orcas are natures biggest design blunder? Like they look way to cute and cuddly for the fact that they would straight up kill you if you come to close to them. Should have put some triangles on them smh
A ronin frog that haunts gloating artist and carries their bad drawings on his back. With his special right eye he can see all of your structural errors underneath your shading. On his belly he got the kanji "shame" tattooed