I’ve bought some books for inspirational purposes. I highly recommend both of them.
1.) The Animator’s Survival Kit – by Richard Williams
Wow, everything you need to know about walk-cycles and character movement itself.
Hopefully, I’ll find the time to experiment a little during the upcoming holidays. Although I don‘t think I’ll ever really master this unique type of art.
2.) Cartoon Modern – by Amid Amid
This one is about style and design in fifties animation. Man, I love these artsy-fartsy cartoon drawings from back in the days.