The shape of an ellipse is my achilles heel. I never manage to get the shape right. But, It's a critical part of drawing and I know that I need to practice it. It's for this reason that I'm doing the classroom exercises from Wet Canvas; particularly the ellipses.
Here's what I did tonight. This is from a single 18"x24" piece of newspaper that I used tonight. I scanned it in quarters. Because it's essentially just doodles breaking it up doesn't cause any real issues.
I'm aware that this isn't especially interesting reading. But, I need to catalog these efforts for a couple of reasons. First, it keeps me accountable. Second, it helps me to see how I'm progressing and allows me to see later what helped me the most.