Thank you, I appreciate the kind words!
That is a great question. I usually start with a center line for the body. It tells me the pose position. But before I draw the actual body, I sketch in the head shape and position only. That gives me a starting proportion for the rest of the figure. Then I work the shoulders and sketch the arms into position. After that I know the body size and follow my center line to get the torso looking right. Once the torso is sketched in, I add the arms and legs. The torso dictates the arm and leg size and placement. Finally, I get into the details(no shading yet). Adding muscular definition based on the action of the pose. Then I find my light source and shade appropriately. Last thing I do is the face. The face defines the mood, attitude, emotion and focus of the figure. Of course there are slight adjustments that happen throughout. Almost like the piece tells me what it wants while I draw it.
Sorry, I got way into that description. That is my typical process with minor deviations depending on the piece itself.