Don't Buy Christopher Hart's Books!Every time I see someone go "Christopher Hart is my favorite artist! He rocks!" and/or suggest his books, I grind my teeth and cringe. I'll be working on this journal off and on to bring up new points and focus on particular examples out of Hart's books. Why? I really think that people shouldn't buy his books. I want to convince them not to. If anything, they're damaging to artists, especially those just beginning and don't know any better.Don't Buy Christopher Hart's Books!9 years ago in Personal More Like This
I think it's important that people know that Christopher Hart is actually a terrible artist who has no grasp of anatomy, creativity, or originality whatsoever. He began as an "Americanized" artist and jumped on the anime and manga band wagon just to make money. He really doesn't know much about anime and manga at all.
His "How to Draw" books don't teach anyone much more than how to draw in an ugly anime-inspired generic style - he more or less states "this is how you should draw this, there is no other way" and his books do not suggest trying to dev