@Kim Essentially I used a lot of reference in my illustration work currently. So the ultimate aim is to not rely so heavily on that for figurative work. Which is why i'm going right back to basics and working up from there.
These look great. The only thing I can think of is perhaps noting down some of the poses that you really like and exploring what they could be in different styles, levels of exaggeration and/or body type. An exploration of shape design. It could be useful in your work as comics, especially superhero comics, tend to have some really exaggerated poses