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Some more crap I thought of that may be helpful for artists. I'm trying to put together a list of tips that changed the way I drew so they can hopefully give others a new perspective as well.
Rules can be broken more easily once you know what they are. The first bit about balance I could honestly go on forever. I see a lot of drawings where the furry would be falling over, and a lot of it has to do with the fact you can't pose a digitigrade character precisely the same way you'd pose a plantigrade. I don't know EXACTLY what the centre of gravity would be on a digitigrade character but I estimate it's a bit higher than a plantigrade, which makes it easier for them to tip over.
Eye direction is another one. I see way too many furries boning someone while staring at potted plants or off into space. Kinda calls into question whether they're even enjoying themselves, yeah?
The bit about characterization I did not learn from an art teacher. I learned it from an acting teacher who taught us 'acting for animators.' He completely changed how I think about drawing and characterization. The pose should be informed by who the character is, their motivations, not just what they're doing.
As always, these are things I've learned that work for me, but it's your art and you can decide what you want to do with it. I'm by no means an expert. (Also, just because I know these things doesn't mean I always get it right either hehe)