Simply been working on getting the contour of proportions and gesture right. Was stuck on the legs for a couple days and then the head a few more. Now I have to go back to the legs again to bring it closer to the upper part of drawing. That is, for maintaining the visual impression.
Next week will start working with the shadow line, at least that is my plan.
(below) Close up of the head, the result after changing it many many times.