Let's study our pal Huck for a minute. Here's the barely legible model sheet:
|A little sloppy but you get my point.|
|This is Huck's basic shape from his neck - hah! what neck?!! - down to the bottom of his torso... sorta like a bean. Or a squash.|
Now we need to connect different parts to this body bean. The leading leg - in our picture, the left leg - has a distinct shape. Here it is superimposed over the body bean:There's a nice curve to it. It's a very aerodynamic shape. In relation to the torso - the bean - the legs are short. Look at Huck on the model sheet; he's basically all torso and head with very short legs, large feet, surprisingly graceful arms that conclude in clumsy looking hands.
Then there's the matter of Hanna-Barbera style arms. Note the curvature:
The feet are also very similar. They are very large in relation to the short legs and to the body bean. They are soft looking, cuddly even, and completely non-threatening. The only exceptions I can think of offhand are Yogi Bear and Wally Gator. They both have claws, or nails, emanating from relatively small feet. It wouldn't make sense to put cuddly feet on an alligator but a bear? C'mon, haven't you ever heard of a teddy bear??
Practice drawing these feet. I find them to be harder to draw than they might first appear.
Next sesh we concentrate on hands. Till then!