Christopher Hart is the world’s best-selling author of How-To-Draw books. Readers have gobbled up over six million copies of his titles, and his work has been translated into more than 20 languages. Chris has had the rare distinction of having the top 1, 2 & 3 art books in the country, simultaneously, as reported by Nielsen BookScan.
Chris is known for his ability to create cute and dramatic characters, brimming with personality. He focuses on the most contemporary styles, genres, and techniques, in order to give his readers and fans the very latest in art instruction.
He has hosted How-To-Draw episodes for Comcast’s Activity TV channel and has been featured on 20 videos for Howcast. His work has been licensed to art kits, board games and sports equipment. In addition to his artwork, Chris wrote original screenplays for 20th Century Fox and other networks and was a staff writer on several NBC prime time comedies.
Chris studied art at the California School of the Arts, Paier School of Art, and the Silvermine School of Art. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from New York University.
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!
Age Range: 4 and up / Grade Level: Preschool and up
Everyone loves chibi, the newest, hottest manga style out of Asia. Chibis—characters that range from hypercute miniature people to bizarrely sexy furry characters—come in all varieties, all roles, including chibi teenagers, faeries, schoolgirls, nurses, mermaids, devils, angels, and everything in between. Now Christopher Hart, the world's best-selling author of cartoon and drawing titles, shows readers exactly how to draw chibis, infusing them with personality and creating authentic costumes for them. Cute chibi-style monsters (small yet powerful), appealing cat-girls (humanlike, but with feline traits), superdeformed manga/chibi characters (used to make funny wisecracks)—every type of chibi character is shown here in crystal clear, step-by-step drawings. Manga Mania Chibi and Furry Characters will get every manga fan in on the chibi fun.
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 everything readers need to go from chibi fans to chibi artists. After an introduction to these elements, readers will have a chance to follow along Hart's in-depth step-by-steps, and will even be invited to draw on their own, right in the book's pages.