7:44 PM, Thursday January 26th 2023
First of all, great job on completing lesson 1!
I can see your lines get better as the lesson goes on, just remember that you should make consistent marks by following through all the way to end with confidence. Same goes for the ellipses, make sure that they don't wobble and that they are consistent. I still struggle with ellipses myself, so something I try to remember is to slow down when I ghost them as I tend to try and speed up while trying to find that consistency. As for your boxes I think your getting the hang of it, just keep in mind that even for smaller boxes you should still use the ghosting method on them.
Over all, great work! I would try and practice my lines more now with the warm ups you will be doing after this lesson, mainly superimposed lines and ghosted planes. The tables of ellipses is excellent for ellipses, and the organic perspective is great for boxes. You should still try and change it up a bit and practice the other lessons on your warm ups, but I find those to be the most effective. Another thing to note is to try and use copying paper for the coming lessons, as it is the preferred method.
Ellipse Master Template
This recommendation is really just for those of you who've reached lesson 6 and onwards.
I haven't found the actual brand you buy to matter much, so you may want to shop around. This one is a "master" template, which will give you a broad range of ellipse degrees and sizes (this one ranges between 0.25 inches and 1.5 inches), and is a good place to start. You may end up finding that this range limits the kinds of ellipses you draw, forcing you to work within those bounds, but it may still be worth it as full sets of ellipse guides can run you quite a bit more, simply due to the sizes and degrees that need to be covered.
No matter which brand of ellipse guide you decide to pick up, make sure they have little markings for the minor axes.