I always have been fascinated by brickwork. I work in an engineer's office industry, I draw plans for houses and bridges that get built. But mostly concrete these days.
I did learn how to do proper brick walls when I studied for my job, but apparently I have lost my touch. If you look very closely, you can see that I did the corner wrong. Here is how it should be: https://www.baunetzwissen.de/imgs/3/8/3/8/5/12df13486827bd4d.jpg
In any case, you always start a row with a 3/4 brick. Never say you don't learn anything from my pictures!