Hi PERSONMAN,Thank you for feedback. I am 35 boxes in on the 250 box challenge. There's a lot to learn in such a simple exercise.

Regarding the ellipses, I appreciate the tip on direction of drawing. I didn't notice before how my hand blocked a bit more of the course my pen would take. I made a dozen or so ellipses with the pen drawing away from the body and feel it is an improved method since the result is cleaner - more tight and controled.

I'm looking forwards to developing furhter and learning more from this community.