Question About Lesson Two Exercises

I noticed though on the lesson two exercises that we're instructed to look at other artist work and and be mindful of what we see there, but not to explore a piece of our own.  Was that intentional on your part?

Not intentional although now that you’ve asked, it was probably because until people study other people’s work they may not have the understanding needed to analyze their own work. You are certainly welcome to look at others and then also your own!