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Christopher Hart

CHRISTOPHER HART is the world's bestselling author of drawing and cartooning books. His books have sold more than 6 million copies and have been translated into 20 languages. Renowned for up-to-the-minute content and easy-to-follow steps, all of Hart's books have become staples for a new generation of aspiring artists and professionals, and they have been selected by the American Library Association for special notice.

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Anatomy 101: Christopher Hart's Draw Manga Now!
Written by Christopher Hart
Watson-Guptill | Trade Paperback | June 2013
$9.99/11.99(Canada) | 978-0-385-34587-3 (0-385-34587-9)

Focusing on anatomy, one of the fundamentals of drawing manga characters, Anatomy 101 teaches readers how to accurately draw the manga figure. From lessons on muscular and skeletal structure, arms, hands, and feet to poses and movement, this book covers everything readers need to go from manga fans to manga artists... Read more






Anime Mania
Written by Christopher Hart
Watson-Guptill | Trade Paperback | July 2002
$19.95/24.95(Canada) | 978-0-8230-0158-3 (0-8230-0158-X)

There’s no doubt about it: Japanese animation is hot. Television shows, films, and videos featuring the anime style of animation are wildly popular. Japanese animation is like a comic book come to life, retaining all its power but in moving form. It has a very different style from traditional western animation... Read more






Astonishing Fantasy Worlds
Written by Christopher Hart
Watson-Guptill | Trade Paperback | September 2008
$21.95/24.95(Canada) | 978-0-8230-1472-9 (0-8230-1472-X)

Another sure-fire hit about one of today’s hottest genres—from best-selling author Christopher Hart!



• Drawing fantasy doesn’t have to be just a fantasy anymore


• Journey through fantasy worlds, meet strange and fascinating characters—then draw them, the Chris Hart way


• Brimming with fantastic art from top names!



Everyone loves fantasy, whether they’re young or... Read more






Basic Anatomy for the Manga Artist
Written by Christopher Hart
Watson-Guptill | Trade Paperback | June 2011
$21.99/24.99(Canada) | 978-0-8230-4770-3 (0-8230-4770-9)

Manga Anatomy Like You've Never Seen It!

You know that manga faces are different from those of regular, American-style comic book characters. But did you know that manga bodies are also different? Well, they are, and Christopher Hart is here, once again, to tell you all about it in his signature accessible... Read more






Basic Drawing Made Amazingly Easy
Written by Christopher Hart
Watson-Guptill | Trade Paperback | April 2012
$21.99/25.99(Canada) | 978-0-8230-8276-6 (0-8230-8276-8)

The third title in a bestselling series, Basic Drawing Made Amazingly Easy is a complete drawing book for the beginning artist. Based on a series of lessons that begin with the five basic shapes (circle, oval, square, cylinder, and rectangle) combined with the five basic components of drawing (line, mass, perspective... Read more






Best Friends Forever: Christopher Hart's Draw Manga Now!
Written by Christopher Hart
Watson-Guptill | Trade Paperback | June 2013
$9.99/11.99(Canada) | 978-0-385-34547-7 (0-385-34547-X)

Focusing on the dramatic character friendships (and sometimes rivalries) that are central to any manga narrative, Best Friends Forever teaches readers how to draw characters at slumber parties, school, and parties together, as well as combining character types that complement each other. After an introduction to these elements, readers will have... Read more






Bishoujo Beauties: Christopher Hart's Draw Manga Now!
Written by Christopher Hart
Watson-Guptill | Trade Paperback | December 2013
$9.99/11.99(Canada) | 978-0-385-34603-0 (0-385-34603-4)

Focusing on the glamorous, over-the-top female characters of the bishoujo genre, Bishoujo Beauties teaches readers how to draw the alluring eyes, flowing hair, and stylish outfits that define "bishie" characters. After an introduction to the basics, readers will have a chance to follow along Hart's in-depth step-by-steps, and will even be... Read more






Cartoon Cool
Written by Christopher Hart
Watson-Guptill | Trade Paperback | April 2005
$13.99/17.99(Canada) | 978-0-8230-0587-1 (0-8230-0587-9)

Love that Sponge Bob? Always lurking in Dexter's lab? Wishing for Fairly Odd Parents? Millions of fans watch these shows avidly, often solely for their zingy, stylized look and hip visual jokes. Now there's a drawing book just right for everyone who admires that quirky style: Cartoon Cool. Top-selling author Christopher... Read more






Cartoon Cute Animals
Written by Christopher Hart
Watson-Guptill | Trade Paperback | May 2010
$21.99/25.99(Canada) | 978-0-8230-8556-9 (0-8230-8556-2)

Learn the insider secrets professional cartoonists use to turn regular cartoon animals into completely cute characters
           
Warm and fuzzy characters all have that “certain something” that makes them so memorable and darling. But what exactly is it? This sought-after, ultra-cute quality is based on specific techniques that, when applied to character... Read more






Cartooning for the Beginner
Written by Christopher Hart
Watson-Guptill | Trade Paperback | June 2000
$19.95/24.95(Canada) | 978-0-8230-0586-4 (0-8230-0586-0)

Aspiring cartoonists of all ages can begin drawing a repertoire of characters from the moment they follow the wide-ranging yet simplified lessons that fill these instructive pages, written and illustrated by an all-time best-selling artist/teacher.

This complete course, covering both comic strip and animation techniques, begins with lessons on basic cartoon body... Read more






The Cartoonist's Big Book of Drawing Animals
Written by Christopher Hart
Watson-Guptill | Trade Paperback | February 2008
$21.99/24.99(Canada) | 978-0-8230-1421-7 (0-8230-1421-5)

All of Chris Hart’s how-to-draw titles are best-sellers. And the best-sellers among all of his best-sellers are the ones about animals. How to Draw Cartoon Animals, just one example, appears regularly on the BookScan Top 50 Art Books list, with more than 190,000 copies sold. Now The Cartoonist’s Big Book of... Read more






Chibis, Mascots, and More: Christopher Hart's Draw Manga Now!
Written by Christopher Hart
Watson-Guptill | Trade Paperback | June 2013
$9.99/11.99(Canada) | 978-0-385-34546-0 (0-385-34546-1)

Chibis, Mascots, and More covers the popular genre of Chibis--tiny, highly expressive characters and their faithful but volatile friends. With lessons on the body construction, expressions, and character types that are unique to the chibi genre, as well as demonstrations that teach how to draw their critter friends, this book covers... Read more






Drawing Animals Made Amazingly Easy
Written by Christopher Hart
Watson-Guptill | Trade Paperback | January 2007
$19.95/24.95(Canada) | 978-0-8230-1390-6 (0-8230-1390-1)

Christopher Hart, America’s best-selling author of art instruction books, tosses all that aside to make drawing animals truly amazingly easy, by simplifying animal anatomy so that artists can get the poses they really want. What does that animal look like as it moves, bends, twists, jumps, runs? Simplified skeletons and an... Read more






Drawing Cutting Edge Anatomy
Written by Christopher Hart
Watson-Guptill | Trade Paperback | October 2004
$19.95/24.95(Canada) | 978-0-8230-2398-1 (0-8230-2398-2)

This drawing tutorial from best-selling author Christopher Hart shows artists how to draw exaggerated musculature of super-sized figures in action poses. Read more






Drawing Cutting Edge Comics
Written by Christopher Hart
Watson-Guptill | Trade Paperback | November 2001
$19.95/24.95(Canada) | 978-0-8230-2397-4 (0-8230-2397-4)

Comic book artists are now developing cutting-edge, extreme comic book characters that go beyond the traditional heroes and villains. The heroes are grittier. The women are sexier. The pages are designed for maximum impact. Heroes have been turned into highly cool antiheroes, such as the famous characters Spawn and War Blade... Read more






Drawing Dragons and Those Who Hunt Them
Written by Christopher Hart
Watson-Guptill | Trade Paperback | August 2007
$21.95/26.95(Canada) | 978-0-8230-0612-0 (0-8230-0612-3)

From Smaug to Puff, from wyverns to Hungarian Horntails, dragons are everyone’s favorite mythological beasts. In Christopher Hart's new book Drawing Dragons and Those Who Hunt Them, he brings more power, drama, and depth to dragons than has ever been seen before. Towering, fierce, and merciless, yet devoted to their young... Read more






Drawing Faeries: a Believer's Guide
Written by Christopher Hart
Watson-Guptill | Trade Paperback | April 2004
$16.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-8230-1403-3 (0-8230-1403-7)

Aimed at all those who love fantasy art, this latest instruction guide from best-selling author Christopher Hart deals with all the popular ingredients of the faerie kingdom-faerie personalities, faeries at work, faeries at play, faerie expressions, faeries in flight, faerie magic, faeries facing predatory household pets, and the secret faerie rituals... Read more






Drawing Fantastic Furries
Written by Christopher Hart
Watson-Guptill | Trade Paperback | March 2011
$19.99/22.99(Canada) | 978-0-8230-3345-4 (0-8230-3345-7)

ENTER THE ALLURING, MAGICAL, MYTHICAL WORLD OF THE FURRY KINGDOM
 
What Is A Furry?
A furry is an anthropomorphic being—an animal with human characteristics. Furries have fascinated artists going back thousands of years and as seen in the influx of animal/human characters into popular culture, interest today is at an all time high... Read more






Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Cartooning But Were Afraid to Draw
Written by Christopher Hart
Watson-Guptill | Trade Paperback | April 1994
$19.95/21.95(Canada) | 978-0-8230-2359-2 (0-8230-2359-1)

Written by a master cartoonist with a combination of wit (which every cartoonist needs) and invaluable advice, Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Cartooning But Were Afraid to Draw is the ultimate cartooning book. It serves as a complete course for beginners as well as a great tool for the... Read more






Friends and Crushes: Christopher Hart's Draw Manga Now!
Written by Christopher Hart
Watson-Guptill | Trade Paperback | December 2013
$9.99/11.99(Canada) | 978-0-385-34549-1 (0-385-34549-6)

Friends and Crushes focuses on the flirtatious, romantic, and dramatic characters that run throughout manga stories; from lessons on romantic poses to flirtatious and dreamy expressions to irresistible character types, this book covers everything readers need to go from manga fans to manga artists. After an introduction to these elements, readers... Read more






How to Draw Cartoon Animals
Written by Christopher Hart
Watson-Guptill | Trade Paperback | May 1995
$19.99/24.99(Canada) | 978-0-8230-2360-8 (0-8230-2360-5)

Because people are captivated by the “human” traits in animals, especially those that make us laugh, animals have been an endless source of humor for cartoonists. We chuckle at the antics of Marmaduke and Garfield, recognizing in them amusing behavior in our own pets. We also find humor in more human-like... Read more






How to Draw Cartoons for Comic Strips
Written by Christopher Hart
Watson-Guptill | Trade Paperback | September 1988
$19.95/24.95(Canada) | 978-0-8230-2353-0 (0-8230-2353-2)

Here is a comprehensive approach to drawing comic-strip characters in an appealing contemporary style featuring large-format reproductions that can be easily copied. A wide range of drawings depicting people of all ages as well as such animals as cats,dogs, birds, and fish show you how to capture the personality, mood, and... Read more






How to Draw Comic Book Heroes and Villains
Written by Christopher Hart
Watson-Guptill | Trade Paperback | September 1995
$19.95/24.95(Canada) | 978-0-8230-2245-8 (0-8230-2245-5)

Today comic book heroes and villains are more popular than ever, appearing not only in print but in video games and movies as well. Now fans can learn how to create their own heroes and villains from such successful comic book artists as Gray Morrow of Superman, Frank McLaughlin of Batman... Read more






How to Draw Fast Cars, Monster Trucks and Fighter Jets
Written by Christopher Hart
Watson-Guptill | Trade Paperback | October 2000
$10.99/11.99(Canada) | 978-0-8230-2395-0 (0-8230-2395-8)

Any kid who's ever dreamed of owning a Ferrari, getting behind the wheel of a huge truck or a fierce fighter jet—or at least being able to whip out a pencil and amaze friends by drawing them all—will race to get a copy of this coolest of how-to art instructionals. All... Read more






Human Anatomy Made Amazingly Easy
Written by Christopher Hart
Watson-Guptill | Trade Paperback | September 2000
$19.99/23.99(Canada) | 978-0-8230-2497-1 (0-8230-2497-0)

From head to toe, the human form, in all its complexities, is visually simplified to such a degree in this remarkable workbook that even complete beginners will soon be able to draw accurate, well-proportioned faces and figures every time they try.

Avoiding complex charts of muscles and bones that are more... Read more





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