Christopher Hart Website

Official website of best-selling author Christopher Hart, known for his techniques for drawing manga, anime, cartoons, animals, anatomy and the human figure. His books have sold over 6 million copies, and have been translated into 20 languages. He is published by Random House, Soho Publications and Walter Foster Books.

The Manga Artist's Coloring Book

Christopher Hart celebrates grrrrllll power with a wildly entertaining coloring book featuring manga’s most popular female characters. Not only are the pictures fun to color, but would-be artists can use the illustrations as a tool to practice color design for their own character drawings.

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The Master Guide to Drawing Anime

Nothing satisfies anime artists more than creating original characters for comics and graphic novels — and bestselling author Christopher Hart helps them achieve this goal. He provides insight into the six most popular anime types, from schoolgirls and boys to vengeful bad guys and fantasy creatures.

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Figure It Out!

Chris Hart has a head for figures — human figures, that is. Not only does he draw them with incredible style and flair, he also has a friendly, accessible teaching style that makes his how-to books super-sellers. On every page, his practical advice and clear examples will help readers achieve terrific results.

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Cartoon Faces

Make a face—a funny face! The personality of a cartoon character begins with the face: the head, the features, the expressions. Get that right and you can create a memorable personality.

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map-iconWHERE TO BUY: Christopher Hart books can be purchased on this website via the Order Now direct links to Amazon, and also at Barnes and Noble, Michael’s Arts & Crafts, Books a Million, Hobby Lobby, Jo-Ann’s Fabric and Craft Stores, and other independent bookshops, art stores, and comic book shops.


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The Master Guide to Drawing Anime: How to Draw Original Characters from Simple Templates

Nothing brings anime artists more satisfaction than creating original characters to use in a comic strip or graphic novel. Bestselling how-to-draw author Christopher Hart helps them reach this goal by providing insight into the six most popular anime types: schoolgirls, schoolboys, preteens, vengeful bad guys, humorous personalities, and fantasy figures. He supplies templates for each; an extensive array of “menus” of head and body types, outfits, and accessories; and detailed, accessible, step-by-step demonstrations and drawing exercises. Plus, Hart showcases some of the best anime artists in the world for this title—including Inma R., Tabby Kink, Ayame Shiroi, Euro Pinku, and Tina Francisco. It’s the guide every would-be anime artist has been looking for!

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Drawing Animals Shape by Shape: Create Cartoon Animals with Circles, Squares, Rectangles & Triangles

If you can draw a simple circle, square, rectangle, or triangle, you can draw any of the more than 100 cartoon animals in this fun and colorful book by Christopher Hart, the world’s bestselling author of how-to-draw books. In this follow-up to the popular book Drawing Shape by Shape, kids and adults alike will learn how to draw a wide variety of animals, from common dogs and cats to safari animals, sea creatures, birds, bugs, reptiles, dinosaurs and much more. With step-by-step instructions and a colorful collection of cartoon creatures, drawing animals is as easy as it is fun!

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I love Christopher Hart how to draw manga books!! They are the first thing I turn to when I need help! So creative and full of inspiration!

Danielle from Utters, IL

Chris makes visualising a body as shapes so easy. His characters are emotive and interesting. Who knew learning to draw could be so fun!

TJ from Australia

If not for his books my notebooks would look empty. Best source of tips and information for artists of every level.

Tomek from Jelenia Góra, Poland

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