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Christopher Hart
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Christopher Hart is the world's Best-Selling Author of How-To-Draw books. His books have sold over 6 million copies, and are translated into 20 languages. He is published by Random House, and other fine publishers.

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SophiaDahlen Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just wondering,are most of your books written for male readers?
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ScarsFromMyPastLife Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm very surprised you have a page here :omg:

Deviantart doesn't seem like the kind of place a professional would hang out, nowadays. 

That said, I have one of your books, and while it is rather helpful, my style hasn't improved much (perhaps because I am a writer, not a true mangaka.) 

Do you have any advice for me? Other than 'practice'--I want to reach the level of the greats, like Damai-Mikaz. 
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sleep-run Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My friend loves your books. I gotta show her your page. She'll throw a fit.
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Ainoyu Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Student General Artist
Your books on drawing manga have helped me a lot!
Just a question, but how did you get into doing How-To-Draw books?
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creationtakesun Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome to the group :
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AroonCat Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my god. I' ve never thought i would see you here, on dA... The man who made all my Manga books! I love those books! They helped me so much! I'm sure you hear this a lot, but thank you so much, for making those books. I couldnt even imagine that that great artist would be here, on dA, where i am since my 10th... So yeah, thanks for those great books! Thanks to you, mr. Hart, i tried my best to get better, and i still am trying, so hard to be as good as you one day <3
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evatheshyva Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AroonCat check out this Awesome page!!!:D
maironmatos Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
I love your job!
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Frollopocalypse Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Student General Artist
It's so wonderful to see you here! I'm definitely no master, but your books have helped me a whole lot. :D Side views of people were so difficult before I discovered your Manga Romance book, hah. Thanks for all the help.
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lmkiture Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
To tag a quality deviant: And you’re it! Quality doesn’t mean that you have a lot of followers, or a lot of messages. It means that you’re nice to other people, and you deserve to be happy. If you get this message, someone is telling you that they love you as you are, and they don’t care how many followers you have. Send this to 10 deviants who deserve it. If you break the chain, nothing will happen. But it’s just good to let someone know that you love them!
lewdog17 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've bought one of your books. fantastic art as always 
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Cartoonsdreamgal Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dear Chris Hart,

      I am here to critique about your books, first of all I'm  just going to be honest, you're not very good at manga! Your designs are ugly and your placements are horrendous, before you make a book for the love of god do your research! Why did you not just make a book about how to draw cartoons you're good at that and you are a great teacher! I'm  not trying to be mean I'm  not a hater I just don't see why you did that and by the way not every one is stick thin there's this thing called food that people eat to stay alive! I'm  not trying to be mean or hurt you I just wanted to share my opinion and I would appericiate if you would message back.
                                                                                          Cartoons Dream Gal
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Andorada Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
Hearts In Colour       Hearts In Colour 

                          Thank you for joining

Hearts In Colour        Hearts In Colour
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Matsuyu Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello Mr. Hart,

I'd like to make an honest opinion about how you treat ACTUALLY HELPFUL and LEGITIMATE criticisms from these so-called nonprofessional artists. IF you TRULY want to be seen as a TRUE professional, do not scout the internet for negative comments. It does not help your image. Also, the way you deal with these 'bashings' and 'hate' have no substance. One does NOT have to be a professional to credit you. I have seen that you have been blocking others without making a substantial defense and agrument to their pointa. I believe that these artists WANT to help you. And if you tell me that my comment is too long, or you don't have time to read internet comments further proves your immaturity and unprofessional attitude. Oh, don't ask me for professional credentials, I am but a simple artist who intends to help you improve your image by apparently help you DEAL WITH 'REJECTION' 
I also have something to say about your ways of drawing women or the female figure in itself, your comments are downright sexist. I mean to pinprick this point to you. You show only ONE way of drawing the female figure, while you are so fair on the male figure. I have read your books when I started out drawing, and guess what? I got my art ridiculed for following your style and explaining to others how I drew. And now that I have a better understanding of art from taking proper art classes. Although my style isn't perfect, I would like to ask, if you were really aiming to teach art, especially to younger artists, give them the super basics of how to properly do it and to stop sexualizing woman when you want to portray a certain kind of woman. It is implanting the idea of sexualizing the female figure in the eyes of young readers. Maybe then, others artists, professional or not, would stop 'harshly criticising' , 'ridiculing' and 'bashing' your oh-so-perfect art.

Thank you for your time.

And to be honest, I have friends who have wanted to help better your impression on others. They have complained to me that they were only met with bitter, offended backlashes. I have honestly lost so much respect for you as an artist and as an instructor. If you are going to sell, at least put a little more quality in them. And if I have used 'unprofessional' words, I'm sorry, I don't have a 'Words For Professionals' guidebook.
At least stop and reflect on yourself about how you treat people.
Oh I forgot. Internet comments are pretty much null and useless because these comments come from pompous wind bags? Think that there are people who look up to you and if you don't want anymore hate on wherever you search, shape up and give your art better quality.

PS women are not eye candy. 
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PapaCarebear Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  New member Hobbyist Photographer
Ty for joining :iconbeyond-the-art: and welcome. You may submit your work at any time if you wish to do so...

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Mayorfreak2003 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Student General Artist
could you do a how to video on drawing the element of darkness on a character?
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Robot-and-Alien-Dude Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Dude, I just received one of your books as a Christmas present from my sister and I love it.

Thanks for being amazing.
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AnIm3MaNgA Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, I was wondering would you like to do an art collab? te he 
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PapaCarebear Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  New member Hobbyist Photographer
welcome to :iconbeyond-universe: enjoy your stay the admins
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Darxemnia Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You need to work more on your art before selling books on drawing.
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capecod7 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I have three of your books within the past two seasons, and they are really useful. I just got your Shoujo book, and may I say, after using it as a guide, I drew something next to an original picture from before, and I just... It was so much better. xD Thank you, very much!
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Shadowkat-413 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
Mr.Hart, I have not read many of your books but I assume that you only show how to draw stick thin women and men. Have you ever considered showing how to draw full figured women and men?
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Moonlight8837 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Student Artist
wow, i never knew you had  a deviant art... i have one of your books translated in my language. ^ ^ and i learned how to draw cartoon animals! :D
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TroodontheDestroyer Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Student General Artist
So this is the infamous Christopher hart. 
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LilyCalico17 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey Mr. Hart, do you draw realistic, too?  I'm confident in Manga and regular cartooning, but I want to venture a little further into more relaistic art. Thanks!
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