Hopefully, all of you are familiar with Animation Meat. It's got lots of great animation handouts including several of Walt Stanchfield's notes. Walt was a gesture drawing teacher at Disney for many years. He started as a clean-up artist and animator way back in the old days. He died a few years ago but left an amazing collection of notes about gesture drawing. Most of the stuff I've learned from his handouts I've never seen written down anywhere else.
His notes are everywhere on the web so hopefully you've read them. But perhaps they are so common that you haven't seen them. When you find a hundred of them on a website, it probably seems overwhelming and you don't know where to start. Well, let me suggest one.
This is my favorite handout of all time: Walt's discussion of "lazy lines". Click over here and scroll down for the handout called "Lazy Lines". Click on it and it will downlaod a pdf file for you.
I loved Walt's talks about gesture but I loved it when he would talk about animation drawing - tricks and tips for improving your animation drawings in ways other than better gestures. Nobody talks about that stuff! But in this great handout he spills the beans on some great tips for improving your drawings by making every line pull it's weight and not be "lazy". It's invaluable stuff!