Often times, one tends to draw from head to toe (Top to bottom). This one is where you draw the lower body than the upper body (A bit of a zigzag). So far it has helped me get proportions right. And see how it has no details whatsoever, that's because I draw the figure first, then add the details later.
This may be negligible because it's so simple and doesn't look that nice, but once you learned the basics and the technical stuff, that's when you get creative and make things pretty.
Once you get the proportions down, you can get away with just about anything.
P.S I learned this method in a drawing class