After being told I needed to work o proportions i went a-searchin' fora some good tutorials and i stumbled across this site, this goes through all the basics of positioning and proportions as well as an array of other subjects, like expressions clothes and more, it also goes specifically into each gender in a nice amount of detail. I don't know if this has been shared before, but in the case that it hasn't I'll post it now ^^

Hope this is of some use to people