I start with the eyes. I always start with the eyes from dogs, to my cousin Drew the concert master to bumble bees.
Regarding figurative abstract pieces- If you can’t recognize the eyes then it is hard to read an abstract piece as a living creature. Reading the eyes is important.
Adding the armature for the abdomen and tail and checking the shadow and the eyes.
Adding bee #1 just to see how they relate
I am hoping to be able to add some legs, wings
and dead flowers soon. I am a little worried about the eyes.