Learn How to Draw Cartoons - For the Absolute Beginner

Learn to Draw

Book 5
JD-Biz Corp Publishing
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 A quick and easy way to illustrate an idea is by using cartoons.Artists use this kind of theme when targeting young viewers or those who’s a little less of art critic and more into the message of the picture being portrayed clearly.

Cartoons are “eye candies” that can easily capture people’s attention because of its stereotypical and simply understandable nature. This is also the reason why it is widely used by advertisers when presenting a service or a product.

This book will teach you how to start drawing your own cartoon characters in a semi-realistic form and how to finish your illustrations easily. It will show you how to produce a traditional quality cartoon drawings and the fundamentals of illustrating your ideas properly.

This step-by-step instruction manual is a great start for beginners and an additional knowledge or guidelines for amateur illustrators.

Learn the very basics of cartoon and start making your own comics or detailed illustrations. Find out how to make a variety of different facial features to improve your characters’ appearance. Turn your thoughts into pictures and explore your creative side while having fun.


• Large Heads
• Body Proportions
• Props and Objects
• Additional Details for Portraying Cartoon Expressions
• Eyes
• Nose
• Mouth
• Ears
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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 / Drawing
Art / Techniques / Pencil Drawing
Juvenile Nonfiction / Humor / Comic Strips & Cartoons
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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.
 Table of Contents 
Chapter # 1: Creating Cartoon Characters 
Have an Idea of How the Character Will Look 
Draw It 
Don't Ignore Colors 
Give it a Personality – 
Give it a Background 
Get Feedback 
Chapter # 2: Writing for Your Animation 
Define Your Objective 
Write a Storyboard 
Write a Script 
Tips to Enhance Your Story 
Your Characters Must Overcome Impossible Challenges – 
Emphasize Emotions 
Chapter # 3: Understanding Your Audience 
Knowing audiences previous knowledge 
You Will Know What Language to Use 
You Will Know What Style They Prefer 
You Will Understand How to Reach Them 
Chapter # 4: Tools You Will Need to Make Cartoons 
Chapter # 5: Methods of Creating Cartoons 
2D Cartoons 
3D Animation 
Chapter # 6: Softwares to Use When Making Cartoons 
Adobe Flash 
Anime Studio 
Chapter # 7: An Introduction to Sound Effects 
It Reinforces Emotions 
Sounds Draw Attention 
Create Anticipation 
Sounds Make Your Movie Come to Life 
Where to Get Sounds 
Chapter # 8: Recording Voices for Your Animation 
Choose a Room 
Have a Good Mic 
Have Recording Software 
Use a Pop Shield 
Have Headphones 
Stand up When Recording 
Put the Script on a Stable Surface 
Voice Must Match Lip Movements 
Chapter # 9: Promoting Your Cartoons 
Have a Website 
Don't Ignore Social Networking 
Submit to Local TV stations – 
Have a Stunning Trailer 
Ask People to Share Your Cartoon 
Chapter # 10: Making a Living as a Cartoon Maker 
Aim High 
Perfect Your Skills 
Make Demos 
Read and Learn 
Author Bio 


You definitely have some cartoons you enjoy watching. And you surely have thought of making such cartoons yourself. The imagination of bringing lifeless characters to life is fascinating, and so is the idea of creating worlds you can only explore in your dreams. 

Producing all this, however, may seem like an impossible task. You can tell that you will need to make huge investments just to get started. Fortunately, this is not the case anymore. Advancements in technology have made the process of making cartoons easy. A computer and some special softwares are all you need to get your feet in the industry. 

In this book, I will show you how you can make cartons without breaking the bank. You will find tips on creating characters, promotion, recording voices, and more. 

I'm sure you will like the book. Enjoy the reading.
Chapter # 1: The Role of Nutrition in Bodybuilding 
Benefits of Proper Nutrition 
How Often to Eat 
How Much Should You Eat 
What Should You Eat 
Chapter # 2: How Long Should You Train 
Fitness Level 
Training Duration 
When Will You See Results 
Chapter # 3: Warming Up 
The Benefits of Warming Up 
How to Warm-Up for Arm Workouts 
Chapter # 4: Exercises for Shoulders 
Formation of the Shoulders 
Best Exercises for Massive Shoulders 
Chapter # 5: Exercises for Bigger Triceps 
Formation of the Triceps 
Chapter # 6: Exercises for Biceps 
Formation of the Biceps 
Exercises to Perform 
Chapter # 7: Avoiding the Plateau 
How the Body Adapts 
Chapter # 8: Introduction to Injuries 
Types of Injuries 
Causes of Arm Injuries 
Chapter # 9: Treatment and Prevention of Injuries 
Preventing Injuries 
Author Bio 


When trying to determine how muscular one is, the arms are usually the first indicator. While not everyone might be able to grow their arms easily, just a little muscle goes a long way in giving you pride. 

Building your arms will not only make them grow in size, but they will also become stronger. Activities that used to make you sweat will start feeling like a piece of cake. As if that's not enough, big arms will get you compliments from both men and women. 

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A Beginner’s Guide to Cacti - How to Make a Cactus Garden

Table of Contents
Cactus Spines
Choosing Your Cacti
Growing Your Cacti
Preparing Soil for Cactus
Suitable Soil for Cactus
Preparing Leaf Mold
Potting Your Cactus Plant
Watering Your Cactus
Watering Methods
Light spray During Summer
Cactus Decaying?
Hibernation for Cactus
Protecting Your Cactus in the Winter
Planting Your Cactus Offsets
How to grow Cacti from Cuttings
Cactus as Food
Diseases and pests
Cactus clubs
Author Bio

For all those people who have confronted a prickly pear, at least once in their lives, cacti are boring spiny plants. Also, cactus plants have long been the subject of a superstition that any house, which has cactus growing in it is going to be filled up with strife and trouble and arguments. That is because of the spines of the cactus which are known as spikes promote ill feeling.
There is something so odd about a cactus plant that it is often difficult until you grow them yourself to believe that these really belong to the plant kingdom. Historically, how many pioneer explorers of the desert areas in America saw them in the twilight and thought stories of monsters with their arms outstretched, and no heads, who turned into plants in the desert in the morning. No wonder, these giants which can grow up to 63 feet have always been the subject for legends.
Even today, most of us are told tales about the cactus, which many of us half believe. Some of us have heard that cacti are poisonous. Other people are going to tell us that cacti flower only once in 100 years, and only when the area is subjected to rain. The first tale is totally and true. The second tale is also untrue because certain species of cacti will flower, almost every year, if given proper cultivation and care.
Cactuses, also known as cacti belong to the family Opuntiaceae. Many of these plant varieties have lost true leaves, but they still have fluted and ribbed stems. The stems store water, and many of the desert varieties have very short growing time periods. Their periods of dormancy may be long, because many times, they have to go without water and rainfall for years, especially when they are growing in the Atacama Desert.
Cactus originally are natives of the Americas, except for some species, which grow in Africa.
 Table of Contents 
Chapter # 1: Important Facts About Dog Health 
Chapter # 2: Common Canine Health Problems 
Ear infections 
Worm infections 
Hot spots 
Chapter # 3: Safety Tips On Canine Handling 
Chapter # 4: Fundamental Canine Communication Skills 
Chapter # 5: Canine Verbal Cues 
Training Your Dog At Home 
Chapter # 6: Instructions For Dog House Training 
Chapter # 7: Instructions For Dog Crate Training 
Chapter # 8: General Rules For Dog Obedience Training 
Chapter # 9: Housebreaking Your Canine 
Chapter # 10: Walking Your Dog 
Chapter # 11: Dog Park Etiquette 
About the Author 


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Dogs have with time evolved to be man’s best friend but many still find it hard to understand them, an aspect that is very important if one wants to ensure that they are well provided for and protected to the best possible manner. This eBook contains all that you will need to achieve this. 

There is always so much to learn about dogs such as; their health and other health related matters, how they communicate, safety tips and precautions, different ways that one can train a dog for different situations, and so much more. All these facts have been elaborated exceptionally in this book and therefore you are assured of gaining so many benefits with it. It has been made fun and interesting to read and it is the hope of the author that it will be able to answer all your questions as every chapter focuses on different aspects of training and understanding your pet. 

Thanks again for downloading this book, I hope you enjoy it!
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