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.

Improve Your Proportions!

It’s important that artists acquire the skills to draw the human figure accurately without using direct reference. Thanks to Chris Hart’s foolproof method, even beginners can quick-check the proportions of their head and figure drawings, identify errors, and swiftly fix mistakes.
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Modern Cartooning

Not only are cartoons a form of entertainment, but they’re an incredibly popular style of drawing! With a fresh and easy-to-follow approach to cartooning, Christopher Hart shows readers basic tips for creating a cast of the most hilarious, outrageous characters inspired by today’s cartoons.
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Draw With Style

This fun introduction to design opens the world of style to budding fashionistas! Bestselling art instructor Chris Hart not only gives step-by-step instructions on drawing figures from many points of view and in varying poses, he explains the tricks of the trade: how to “dress” your figure; render color, texture, and print.
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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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Manga Drawing Class: A Guided Sketchbook for Creating Fantasy & Adventure Characters

For anyone with manga mania, this guided sketchbook will be an endless source of instruction and inspiration. In easy-to-follow lessons interspersed with high-quality pages for hands-on practice, bestselling author Hart shows how to bring manga’s faeries, warriors, villains, sci-fi figures, and monsters to life. The pad encourages students to sketch right along with Hart, mastering the skills to draw characters’ heads, expressions, bodies, outfits, and dynamic action poses.

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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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