Looking through the books, I must say that I am not looking to do photo-realistic drawing (if I want something realistic-looking, I could just take a photograph). They are some interesting resources that are still worth looking at (even if some of the images are pretty racist with the "mongoloid" and the "negroid," as the books call them, being the offensive stereotypes). The books are really a product of their time, but I thank you for finding them for me and explaining the stuff to me.
I guess I still am working on anatomy. I often give women a pear-shaped body with very wide hips (the "Hartman Hips" as TV Tropes calls it) and biggish heads. I am still working on hands and I am very careful with feet. I also am working to improve how I draw thighs. I also have a growing folder of images and tutorials that I use for reference.
Maybe using the same pose was not the best thing to do as I am probably guilty of something criminal, but I never claimed it to be original work in the first place (it is not tagged as original work on Pixiv). While I will think twice about using the same pose for something else in the future to avoid legal issues (I rarely use the same pose as the reference), I will say that I did not trace anything.
Anyway, thank you for your input and your politeness. I have no formal training and am completely self-taught, so I would have had no knowledge of Andrew Loomis and usually am put off by the use of le stanky dank maymays. I hope I am not coming off as whiny.