Thanks guys - it means a lot coming from you two.
Studies of miscellaneous old-school American Illustrators:
Figures from imagination:
I've been trying to apply what I've learned from reading Michael Hampton's book on figure drawing. He does a great job of explaining how specific movements affect the arrangement of our anatomy such as how the scapula moves around are back in tandem with the movement of the humerus. Here's a link to the book if anyone's interested: http://www.amazon.com/Figure-Drawing...sap_bc?ie=UTF8