I need my drawing process critiqued. When I draw I start out with a gesture to get the placement of the body parts down, then I construct the forms using basic geometric shapes and finish with adding more details and clean-up. I think I must be doing something wrong because if you compare the final drawing to the reference image (from Marcus Ranum), you can see in general I made the forms too big, the legs are thicker and the arms are raised too high off the ground.
I think the main problem is I rely too much on the gesture which is inaccurate and I'm also not sure if the forms are accurate. My main concern is placement and proportions. If anyone has feedback or suggestions for a better approach, please let me know. Just to clarify I'm learning contruction techniques from Vilppu, Loomis, Bridgman and by studying a bunch of animation drawings/book. Not sure if I'm missing any key points...