Observation... there is a BIG difference between just mindlessly looking at something and observing something. Sherlock Holmes was an observer - every clue he found was because he was observing. While others were just mindlessly looking at the clues & not realizing they were clues. Anyway, I said all that to say, gesture drawing is all about observation! You've got to really pay attention to the subject. In this case, I was at the mall watching shoppers of all kinds walk by - young, old, impatient, strollers, big & small... here are a few observations I made this morning (BTW - these are about 5-10 second quick sketches): there was an elderly man being dragged around by his grandchild shopping - meanwhile trying to resist her pulling. I really liked how this lady was carrying 5 or 6 heavy shopping bags in one hand (struggling with the weight) and in the other hand her little purse. And a few other things that just caught my eye... well, the best kind of drawing that supports animation is gesture drawing - I'm a bit RUSTY! But, I'm gonna keep at it and keep moving forward. Enjoy & Stay tuned.