Ahhh....similar to the pencil pointing in four directions!
A great resource for texture drawings...zentangles, supermundane, etc.
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The line of action is usually the first thing that should be used before plotting any gesture, one quick shape (gesture), followed by the figure loosely following it.
Im not into the habbit of posting "animation" art, but I thought this one was extremely educational as well as entertaining. Not only does it capture personality and attitude but also movement. I hope you enjoy this as well as I have.
figure drawing reference
visual notes ideas for Filofax