I am new here and just finished a 30-min class to work on my gesture drawing. I would like to improve my overall dynamic figure construction as I feel like my drawings are stiff and lack movement/line energy. I also have trouble keeping my sketches small after putting down the line of action.
We have the same bad habit of using too many lines in our sketches! :D
Don't get me wrong, some extra exploratory or constructive lines is good in early drawing stagesm, but we tend to end up with a lot of them. Struggling to commit to a few stronger lines. I don't really know how to get rid of the habit other than being aware of trying to draw cleaner.
To end with the good: Very nice flowing shapes and good proportions!
Great job! Here's a tip for getting rid of that habit. Try using a pen instead of a pencil. Using a pen will force you to be more thoughtful and help increase accuracy instead, thus reducing the amount of lines you would normally put down. Good Luck!