Figures© 2022 Kef
I quite like how these came out, took the advice of someone on here and stopped using ball joints, I think I need to study the area between the chest and the pelvis a bit more however!
These came out great! studying that area you mentioned is a good idea but I also reccomend to continue to work on making your figures less stiff, doing 30 and 60 second warmup figure sketches regularly can help with this a lot. When doing the warmup, being loose and getting the whole pose is more important than being exact with proportions and detail. Make sure you are trying to draw the whole figure during the warmup rather than just a set of one or two lines following the motion. I'm glad you were able to use my advice i see a definite improvement.
one more thing i didn't include in my original critique, I feel it would also benefit your art to use an egg shape rather than a box to define the rib cage. The shape of an egg is much closer to how it is shaped and will help your arts anatomy be more accurate.
The Pen Holding Wizard
Really good ! Good observation of the overall proportions and form :) You could try to genuinely put the box for the rib cage and the pelvis more together, since there is really just a width of a hand between them (this goes for the picture at the bottom ) and it's always good too exaggerate the pose more, you really did a good job on that at the bottom picture :). Well done !