>>516209>>516222>i feel like part of the problem is that i focus on individual body parts one at a time instead of the entire figure itself.
That's exactly the problem right there.
Instead of drawing an individual part, then attaching another part to it, then attaching another part to that, try drawing a loose stick figure/simplified figure and making all of the proportions between the parts correct, then properly drawing the body parts on that frame. Draw a bunch of simple figures doing things (walking, picking things up, doing a specific pose, etc.) with a mind towards the movement, weight, and balance of the body in space. Don't focus on details, construct it out of simple forms and leave them at that. The most important thing is keeping the forms of the body proportional to each other and making the figure feel as if it's got weight and movement. Make it feel alive. Play around and experiment with them, draw poses from reference with them. It's fun to do and it helps a lot.
A thing that also helped me a lot was taking a proportions chart and turning it into a rectangular plane, drawing the plane from a bunch of angles, and dividing them up into 'heads' like on the chart; then copying the figure on the proportions chart down onto those rectangular planes as closely as possible. As before, don't focus too much on the details, just make sure the major forms of the body are in their right places and properly sized in relation to the other parts.
After doing that, make more of those rectangular planes, divide them off, and then draw the figure on them as simplified 3D forms. This will get you accustomed to drawing the body from a variety of angles while still keeping everything proportional.