John K says the best examples of construction and form for cartoonists are toys, not humans(too many details). What better place to start than the greatest non-cartoon cartoon character, Gojira--and the original version too--. Someday you'll see my version when my art blog gets started.
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Picture from Wondercon, the ridiculous con from that ridiculous country, Japan. That said, I still wish we had one like this.
and complete with video...