First of all, thanks for the help.I would appreciate the redlining on the sheet, as it would also let me see how badly I screwed up the pose Ireferenced. And I'm using GIMP 2.0, as it feels easier to work with than Photoshop. As far as the reccomended books, I have Right Side of the Brain, and one of the recommended figure drawing books, it's just a matter of being able to translate from a 3D shape to the actual body part that's an issue. My poses come out too stiff, and I have issues not being fluid with my lines.
I see what you're saying with that, and long-eared jerboas (his species) are more mouselike than ratlike, too. And another question: What do I do with the redline? Reference it? Trace it? I'm assuming the former.