Drawing Superheroes in Action Book II - (A Guide to Drawing Body Movements) For the Absolute Beginner

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Drawing Superheroes in Action Book II (A Guide to Drawing Body Movements) For the Absolute Beginner

Table of Contents
Drawing Tools
Moving Around in the Comic Cosmos
Common Comic Superhero Movements
Combat Stances
The Human Body
The Torso and the Bean
Proportion, Perspective, and Foreshortening
Tips for Penciling
The Drawing Process
The Action
Line of Action
Drawing in Layers
Lines, Shapes and Gesture Drawing
Form Construction
Contour Drawing
The Comic Strip
Visual and Narrative Analysis
Exposition begins:
Exposition continues and conflict begins:
Conflict is established and rises:
Conflict enters the climax:
Climax is achieved:
The resolution:
A Review
The Author

Down through the ages, mankind has revered superheroes. It leads one to wonder: What makes them so captivating? Is it our fascination over their superhuman powers and embodiment of incorruptible virtue? Or how they gloriously fight and emerge from gruesome battles? Or is it simply the prowess of the storyteller to enchant readers?

The superhero saga revolves around an inevitable clash between good and evil. Though we ultimately look forward to and aspire for the triumph of good, it is really about the journey they tread and the battles they conquer that lure us.

In a nutshell, the success of the story relies mainly on the exploits, the skirmishthe action. One word that says it all. Precisely the word that brings together superheroes, villains, and comic aficionados. Thus, the need to learn how to draw figures in motion.

In essence, drawing figures in motion involves two aspects: emotions and body movement. We tackle both in the Drawing Superheroes in Action series. In Book I, we explored the essentials of illustrating and inducing the right emotions in each panel. Now, we move on to Book II, where we advance to the second aspect: body movement.

Previously, we also discussed how body language plays a significant role in communicating thoughts and feelings. In the succeeding pages, we will delve deeper into the spatial and anatomical minutiae that affect even the slightest of gestures.

Before wrapping up, we take on another challenge. We will put all that we have learned into practice by crafting yet another comic strip.

With our journey through the comic cosmos nearing its end, here are a few but timely parting words to remember: Fortune favors the bold.
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About the author

John Davidson

Born and raised in Wyoming and Canada on Ranches. Studied at Utah State University and taught drafting at Bridgerland Applied Technology College for 20 years. Own and run several businesses, an architectural design business, a web design business and a Sawmill business. Married to Karla for over 30 years and have 4 great kids, living in Mendon, Utah.
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JD-Biz Corp Publishing
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May 15, 2013
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Art / Techniques / Cartooning
Art / Techniques / Drawing
Humor / Form / Comic Strips & Cartoons
Juvenile Nonfiction / Humor / Comic Strips & Cartoons
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 Table of Contents 
Preparations before the Interview 
How to Answer Frequently Asked Questions 
Apparel and Grooming 
First Impressionand Language Used 
What to Carry and What Not To Carry 
Author Bio 


Some people are lucky enough to get several job opportunities in their lifetime. Others are unlucky and get just a few job opportunities. Since you can never be sure of whether you’re one of the lucky or unlucky ones, you have to do everything you can to get a good job as soon as an opportunity arises. As soon as there is a vacant position in any firm, an advertisement will be placed on several platforms to invite qualified people to apply to this position. If you applied for the job and were shortlisted as a potential employee, the firm will go ahead and invite you to an interview. The interview will be the single most important determinant of whether you’re going to get that job or not. 

Throughout the world, companies shortlist several candidates before the best one can be selected to fill a vacant position. This means that you won’t be the only person being interviewed for that job. It is up to you to convince the interviewer(s) why they should hire you and not any of the other applicants to that position. You have to be highly distinguishable from all the others. 

There are several things that you can do before, during and after the interview so as to increase the probability of getting that job. Some of the factors that might influence whether you’ll get the job include your dressing code and grooming, first impression, qualifications and how well you answer questions asked by the interviewer. If you can control all these factors, then you can rest assured that the job is yours. This means that you have to be thoroughly prepared and know what to expect before, during and after the interview. 

The book “How to succeed in a Job Interview” is equipped with everything you need to do before, during and after the interview. With the tips listed in this book, you will significantly increase chances of getting that job that you’ve been dreaming of. Apart from helping you prepare for a job interview, this book will guide you on any other interview including a promotion, admission to college, television interview and even when preparing for an interview after applying for a bank loan. 

Start your journey to your dream job by reading the book “How to succeed in a Job Interview.”
 Table of Contents 
Structure of the business plan 
Company and financing 
Company overview 
Strategic and market analysis 
Industry analysis 
Marketing plan 
Financial projections 
How to Create a Profit and Loss Statement 
Executive Summary 
The whole business plan 
Author Bio 


If you have bought this short book, you are probably thinking about starting your own business. We live in the 21st century and we have more business opportunities now than ever before. Today, it is possible to start a global online business and to manage companies that are thousands of miles away from home. The technology has made our lives much easier. 

The reason you are reading this book is probably not because you don’t have the idea, but because you need to create a business plan and convince investors that what you plan to do is profitable. Before you continue reading this book, I want to tell you that there is nothing to be afraid of. Yes, writing a business plan is a bit difficult and complicated, as you need to pay attention to details, but yes, you can write it! 

In this short guide, we will go step by step through everything you need to know in order to write a business plan. Also, I am going to create a fictitious company and create a business plan for it. That way you can see how a complete business plan is written step by step. 

Before we start, you need to know that when you are writing the business plan, you should not only think as yourself, but as the owner, as well. Remember, the goal is not to convince you. The goal is to convince the investors. So you need to put yourself in the position of the investor and make sure that what you have written is done really, really well. 

The key to writing a good business plan is not only to have all the sections written such as Marketing plan, financial projection, and so on, but also to have answered all the questions that the investor might have for the project you’re presenting. Always keep this in mind. I will remind you of this many times during this book as I am going to write the potential questions with italic font. 

This was a short introduction to what to expect in this book. Now, let’s get started!
 Table of Contents
Basic Materials
--Sewing Machine
--Rulers and Scales
--Cutting Implements
Learning about the Metric System
Preparation of Fabric and Shrinking
--Common Sewing Terms
--Recognizing Grain
--Washable Fabric
--Non – Washable Fabric
--Estimating the Fabric Quantity
Hand Basting on Interfacing
--Basting stitches
--Even Basting
--Uneven Basting
--Machine Basting
Single-layer fabric
--Proper Cutting Out Of the Fabric
--Folding the Fabric – two layers
--Folding the fabric – 4 layers
--Results of Proper and Incorrect Folding
--Folding the Material to Make 8 Layers
--Preparing Your Layout
--Pinning Your Cloth
--Doing the Cutting
Seams Darts and Gussets
--Placement of Darts
--Blouses and Tops
Author Bio


Making your own clothes is one of the most interesting of skills that you can learn. Down the ages, people have learned how to design clothes through trial and error, with new fashion innovations being used as accessories in order to hold the clothes to the body. These included belts and brooches, which held tartans, cloaks, skirts, and other body coverings in place.

As time went by, people began to look for more and more ways in which clothes could be worn fitting and protecting the form while looking elegant at the same time.

This book is going to tell you all about how you can begin tailoring, by making up your own patterns.
You can get plenty of patterns ready-made, which can be cut out or are precut and all you have to do is pin them onto the cloth, and cut it out. According to your requirements, these patterns can be modified by adding or subtracting, and once you know the basics of drafting, you are going to understand exactly what needs to be done, when you see a pattern, and recognize the different parts of it.

You are going to learn all about pattern drafting, and dressmaking in further volumes, of the series, and this is going to be an extensive project, somewhat like an encyclopedia about all the information of which you could think about dressmaking, simple stitch craft, sewing, pattern designing, and everything else, which has to do with tailoring.

But first, before you think about tailoring, you need to have some basic supplies with you. These are essential in order to give your clothes a professional look, or at least to show that you are serious about tailoring!

You can add to these supplies, as time goes by, and you will get more skilled and enthusiastic about how you intend to draft clothes before you cut them out on cloth.

You may want to do some practice cutting sessions on useless pieces of cloth, so that even if you manage to pin the wrong portions together and stitch them together without even finding out what happened during the pinning and sewing process, you can just rip the seams open with the seam ripper, and begin fresh!

As I did not want to waste lots of cloth, because I have a bit of problem visualizing the end product, – I should have started young – I did my cutting out on sheets of newspaper.
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