I recommend, before even doing figure studies, to just practice drawing proportionately-correct people in a simple standing pose. Once you get really used to this, then study some basic anatomy like the placement of the rib cage in relation to the pelvis, etc. I see you were already starting to do this with your skeleton study.
Also, I think the reason some of your drawings had flawed proportions is because you didn't give yourself enough room on the page. Try buying larger sketchbooks so you can be loose with your lines and maintain proper proportions without running off the page.
SaucyChinThanks! Sorry for replying so late . But yes, I'm starting to get a little into gestur drawing DSmith Haha thanks! NougeI took a quick look at the Loomis book, be ready for a ton of studies Thanks for really taking your time doing this RumpenstiltzkinI'm going to watch all of his awesome looking videos when I come home from Denmark! Also, I have a goal of doing atleast 20 pages of gestures or more Chevy28360 Thanks I will! Aburnier Doing it now, thanks
An update!, I just finished making this and I'm actually very proud of it . Haven't digital painted in such a long time and drawing muscles is one of my flaws . I have a lot of traditional stuff also, but I can't find my power cable for my camera . I will upload them as soon as I find it!
Hey Woolkid! Keep it up, it is great to see all of your practices on the figure. I wish I was that dedicated early on. I think, because you ask for advice and critique, I have a couple of suggestions. Pay attention to your lines, in a lot of your sketches they could be proved upon by better line design. Choose when to make them thick or thin, or even none existen. Make lines that are interesting and that work together and create rhythm through out the whole piece. Anyways, keep it up my friend.