The biggest challenge with the first assignment of creating peppers out of the clay was simply trying to render a three-dimensional understanding into a three-dimensional output. My visual style has been almost exclusively translating three dimensions into two. For three dimensions, even when I have an understanding of what the planes of the pepper were doing (where they were concave, where they were convex, their angles), I struggled to successfully reproduce them from in the round with the clay.
The primary success was that I felt that I improved in the three-dimensional "seeing" of the peppers' dimensions. Unfortunately, this success is an ongoing process that has yet to communicate much into the output.
The pepper on the left is by and large the stronger pepper, although it is still in many ways too round. The pepper on the right is the less successful representation, but was more successful in terms of comfort with the material.