(OMG tumblr increased the amount of captions in the photos!)
Did some experimenting in how I could use my knowledge from gesture drawing to quickly reference a pose without making it look too “referenced”. I liked this method a lot. And just in case you cannot read the captions I’ll just copy-paste it below to read:
Focus mainly on the gesture and not proportions here. Use as few pen strokes as possible (5-7 strokes is good). Find connections, lines and shapes.
Polish the sketch. Now it’s time to focus a bit more on fixing the proportions.
Once you feel that the anatomy is accurate enough, you can add your own stylization to it. It’s good to try to draw the pose again but without the reference.