As someone who's also dabbled in comic book art myself I'm very familiar with "anatomy" and "proportion" study. I mean my other blog is almost all about anatomy.
|Nobel ponders whilst holding the head of a Quel.|
Gundams are made in humans image (obviously) and it's hard to not notice that. It might be one of the reasons why we like them so much. Or why some prefer more non-humanoid, monster like mechs.
I guess that might be why I like the Nobel Gundam so much. I always think of my Gundams as having "personalities" of their own after I build them but the Nobel Gundam's design allows it a certain level of "expression" that other Gundams just don't have. It's for this reason that I will probably continue to feature her in many pictures for this blog. She's just the best communicator in her class (1/144).
MatX showed a good example of why we want better proportions in our mechs (at least in Gundams) occasionally. It actually affects the type of poses you can do with them.
Worth considering for future modders.