Thanks! I don't usually use ref unless it's on things I can't figure out on the initial try. Stuff like feet really mess me up. And sometimes when the figure gets into forced poses the ref even looks wrong ... if that makes sense. It's like it's more important to feel right than be right. In my case I'm constantly struggling between the two.
Feet give you a hard time? Really? Your art is pretty damned solid in my book sir. I am hoping to reach the level of fluidity you seem to possess. & I totally understand the concepts of browsing reference after an attempt & still seeing it incorrectly. Art is hard sometimes.
Kind words, sir. But yeah I am guilty of letting my skills languish. When I do get a chance to do sketches for myself, I try at least to do one part that is challenging. I need to do that more so new things become challenging instead of the same things.