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  • Watching: Silent movies. Why don't they ever say anything??
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  • Eating: Mustard. But it really needs something with it.
  • Drinking: Soda, I like to sip around the bubbles.
  • Listening to: My dog. He's telepathic.
  • Reading: Hey, is this book upside down?
  • Watching: Silent movies. Why don't they ever say anything??
  • Playing: I like to juggle. But with only one torch.
  • Eating: Mustard. But it really needs something with it.
  • Drinking: Soda, I like to sip around the bubbles.
  • Listening to: My dog. He's telepathic.
  • Reading: Hey, is this book upside down?
  • Watching: Silent movies. Why don't they ever say anything??
  • Playing: I like to juggle. But with only one torch.
  • Eating: Mustard. But it really needs something with it.
  • Drinking: Soda, I like to sip around the bubbles.
Advice for the aspiring artist: Keeping the Vision. Sometimes, where you start off in a drawing is not where you end up. Suppose you wanted to draw a personable teenage girl, but you ended up drawing a shy one instead. Are you off the mark? Not necessarily. Take a step back. Now, ask yourself a question: what did you mean to convey with this drawing? If you wanted to draw a likeable character, then draw the shy character so that it is sympathetic. The road to character creation has many stops, not just one. Your gut feeling is your GPS system! I hope that's helpful. --Christopher Hart www.christopherhartbooks.com
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  • Reading: The back of cereal boxes
  • Watching: Everyone. I'm paranoid.
  • Playing: Underwater chess
  • Eating: Can I have a taste of what you ordered?
  • Drinking: Ocean water with extra salt
  • Listening to: The sound of one foot clapping
  • Reading: The back of cereal boxes
  • Watching: Everyone. I'm paranoid.
  • Playing: Underwater chess
  • Eating: Can I have a taste of what you ordered?
  • Drinking: Ocean water with extra salt
If you could have any job as an artist, what would it be?

-Animator
-Cartoonist
-Manga artist
-Video game artist
-Comic book artist
-Comic strip artist
-Toy designer
-Other________________

www.christopherhartbooks.com
  • Listening to: The sound of one foot clapping
  • Reading: The back of cereal boxes
  • Watching: Everyone. I'm paranoid.
  • Playing: Underwater chess
  • Eating: Can I have a taste of what you ordered?
  • Drinking: Ocean water with extra salt

  • Listening to: The sound of one foot clapping
  • Reading: The back of cereal boxes
  • Watching: Everyone. I'm paranoid.
  • Playing: Underwater chess
  • Eating: Can I have a taste of what you ordered?
  • Drinking: Ocean water with extra salt
  • Listening to: The sound of one foot clapping
  • Reading: The back of cereal boxes
  • Watching: Everyone. I'm paranoid.
  • Playing: Underwater chess
  • Eating: Can I have a taste of what you ordered?
  • Drinking: Ocean water with extra salt
  • Listening to: The sound of one foot clapping
  • Reading: The back of cereal boxes
  • Watching: Everyone. I'm paranoid.
  • Playing: Underwater chess
  • Eating: Can I have a taste of what you ordered?
  • Drinking: Ocean water with extra salt
  • Listening to: The sound of one foot clapping
  • Reading: The back of cereal boxes
  • Watching: Everyone. I'm paranoid.
  • Playing: Underwater chess
  • Eating: Can I have a taste of what you ordered?
  • Drinking: Ocean water with extra salt
  • Listening to: The sound of one foot clapping
  • Reading: The back of cereal boxes
  • Watching: Everyone. I'm paranoid.
  • Playing: Underwater chess
  • Eating: Can I have a taste of what you ordered?
  • Drinking: Ocean water with extra salt

Shameless holiday plug: Which makes a better holiday present?

1) Jewel encrusted turnips
2) An all expense paid tour of famous backyards of Maine
3) Fantastic drawing books from Christopher Hart
4) Choice number 3

You can purchase my books, and see the covers and tutorials on my website www.christopherhartbooks.com

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  • Reading: The back of cereal boxes
  • Watching: Everyone. I'm paranoid.
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  • Eating: Can I have a taste of what you ordered?
  • Drinking: Ocean water with extra salt
Thanks to you, my Youtube Channel has now passed 100,000 subscribers. I have over 300 videos, and upload news ones each Monday. If you haven't subscribed yet, please do it now.

Your How-to-Draw Sherpa,
Christopher Hart

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  • Reading: The back of cereal boxes
  • Watching: Everyone. I'm paranoid.
  • Playing: Underwater chess
  • Eating: Can I have a taste of what you ordered?
  • Drinking: Ocean water with extra salt
  • Listening to: The guy next to me on the train on his cell phone
  • Reading: Yeah, why not. What do you recommend?
  • Watching: Entropy
  • Playing: No, I never play
  • Eating: Yes, I do that.
  • Drinking: Pond water
  • Listening to: The guy next to me on the train on his cell phone
  • Reading: Yeah, why not. What do you recommend?
  • Watching: Entropy
  • Playing: No, I never play
  • Eating: Yes, I do that.
  • Drinking: Pond water
INSIDE PUBLISHING! Many of you expressed a desire to publish a children's book or novel. Here's some inside information, which you may not have considered: If you write a children's book, it's wise NOT to pair with an illustrator. Submit your manuscript only. Publishers view it as their job to match your manuscript with the correct illustrator.

HOWEVER, there are two exceptions: If you are the writer-illustrator, or is you work with a well known illustrator. You can get more info at the SCBWI, which is the acronym for The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. (These are my recommendations only, and your are encouraged to do your own research and come to your own conclusions.) www.ChristopherHartBooks.com

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  • Reading: Yeah, why not. What do you recommend?
  • Watching: Entropy
  • Playing: No, I never play
  • Eating: Yes, I do that.
  • Drinking: Pond water
Which would you rather be:

-A children's book illustrator
-A greeting card artist
-A comic strip artist
-A graphic novel artist
-A game artist
-An animator
-A comic book artist
-Other

www.christopherhartbooks.com
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  • Reading: Yeah, why not. What do you recommend?
  • Watching: Entropy
  • Playing: No, I never play
  • Eating: Yes, I do that.
  • Drinking: Pond water

Which monster type do you like most:

-Vampires
-Zombies
-Werewolves
-Frankenstein's Monster
-Mummies
-Grum Reaper
-Freddie
-Your high school English Teacher

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  • Reading: Yeah, why not. What do you recommend?
  • Watching: Entropy
  • Playing: No, I never play
  • Eating: Yes, I do that.
  • Drinking: Pond water
You can read it at this link
youhackers.com/interviews/chri…
  • Listening to: The guy next to me on the train on his cell phone
  • Reading: Yeah, why not. What do you recommend?
  • Watching: Entropy
  • Playing: No, I never play
  • Eating: Yes, I do that.
  • Drinking: Pond water
There are many really good drawings, but I had to decide on only one. And the winner is Sailor Deathstar 15. Here is her super-powered witch character, in full color:

sailordeathstar15.deviantart.c…

Congratulations to the winner and everyone who entered. I'll have many more contests, so if you didn't win, there's always next time. For the winner, to receive your prize, which is a signed copy of my new book, "The Master Guide to Drawing Anime: Amazing Girls," please send your mailing address to artstudiollc@snet.net

Til next time!

-Christopher Hart
www.christopherhartbooks.com

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  • Reading: Yeah, why not. What do you recommend?
  • Watching: Entropy
  • Playing: No, I never play
  • Eating: Yes, I do that.
  • Drinking: Pond water
Ready, Set, Draw!  For this year's Halloween contest, you can choose any of the following characters to draw - in any medium, with or without backgrounds, color or B&W, and in any style:

1) Mummy
2) Witch
3) Zombie
4) Princess
5) Mermaid
6) If you've got a Halloween character of your own you'd like to draw, you can send that, too.  

DEADLINE

Sunday night, October 22, 2017, at the stroke of midnight.

THE PRIZE

A SIGNED copy of my brand new, super-cool book, "The Master Guide to Drawing Anime: Amazing Girls." Here's a link to a sneak peek of the book on Amazon amzn.to/2yB8uo6

PLEASE NOTE

Anyone can enter, but unfortunately, prizes can only be sent domestically within the USA.

WHERE TO SEND YOUR DRAWINGS

Post a link or an image here, or send me a message. But no carrier pigeons, please. They really make a mess.

Good luck, and godspeed, fellow artists!

Christopher Hart
www.christopherhartbooks.com