I know learning to draw poses takes a lot of life drawing,or observation,and practice.I don't like the stick figure idea,I've tried it and got no results for a long time. I like the gesture drawing technique of drawing simplified shapes of the limbs and creating lines of action.I am fine when I draw something from posemaniacs,but when I try to draw something from my head It's a mess.If I start drawing with the head,I end up with a very static and not even ok pose,If I start with the torso,I get stuck quickly.
Drawing simplified torsos are a big challenge for me,I tried using a block and a circle but no luck it ends up looking stupid. I need a shape I can use in poses in different angles.
What part of the body do you guys start drawing a figure with? and what shapes do you use?