It’s important to make sure, from the very start, that the various parts of the figure are to scale with one another.
What is gesture and why is it necessary to study? Gesture is a river of movement, energy, and rhythm that flows through the figure in any given pose.
This is the course I wish I could have taken when I first began studying anatomy. It will give you some of the most important and powerful concepts in representational drawing. When you are familiar with these you can make anatomical knowledge your own.