For those of you who are still getting used to drawing the proportions correctly, try using the simply stick figure to capture the pose limb proportions.
One you have familiarised yourself with the proportions of limbs etc, try some loosely figure sketching, employing a light scribbly method , try to avoid heavy pressure with your pencil.
Here are some really nice loose figure sketches by other professional artists.
When studying other artist's work, try to rigure the layout and composition.
Often the best art uses the simplest layouts Frazetta is well known for his triangular/pyramid balanced compositions as well as using circles to frame the main point of interest. The image shown below has both.
Narrative can usually be found in most good fantasy art, even in a solitary figure drawing. The two Frazetta sketches below are good examples.
Here's a couple of good examples from Richard.
RECAP ON CURRENT EXERCISES
Here are the last stages of where we are at with the current exercises.