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Your wait is over. My new book, "The Master Guide to Drawing Anime: Tips & Tricks," is NOW available! Amazon just posted a banner by the book, saying that it's their #1 New Release in its category. I am sure I have some of you to thank for that! You can take a look at some of the sample pages on Amazon, right here
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Happy Drawing!

--Your friend and colleague in art,

Christopher Hart
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“The Master Guide to Drawing Anime: Tips & Tricks” comes out in only a week and a half! No one had ever written a book designed to be a trouble-shooting guide for aspiring anime artists. This book has easy-to-follow steps for solving common drawing problems, such as creating luminous eyes, identifying the subtle contours in the head shape, how to keep the expressions effective yet simple, and much, much more.  

Thanks for putting up with my little pitch, it's just that… I’m just so excited about this one!

--Christopher

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Check it out. There are sample pages, too!   amzn.to/2MYaKML

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I've seen people who did not show innate talent, who worked hard, and became leaders in the field of animation. My observation is that you don't need talent, if you have drive, passion and a willingness to learn. What's your point of view?  www.christopherhartbooks.com
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There's "writer's block," but there's also "artist's block." Do you have any tricks you can share about what to do when you're looking for some inspiration?

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Both were visionaries. Who was greater, in your opinion: Steve Jobs or Walt Disney?

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Do you prefer drawing with a pencil or on a tablet? 
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it can be anything: human or animal, anime or cartoon.
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Mine is illustrative, character or figure-driven, and varies in genre. How about you? Graphic design? Painting? Multimedia?
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Would you rather be a well known for what you do, or well paid? And let's say that you can't be both. 
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What do you want to do?
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How do you prefer to draw, with or without technology?
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Artists tend to judge themselves harshly. They only see their shortcomings - the things they have trouble drawing. But it's essential to also recognize what you do well. For example, you may have trouble drawing eyes. But at the same time, you might be ignoring the fact that, for you, drawing hair is easy! Or you may have difficulty drawing hands, and yet, you can draw fashionable clothing well. There are many artists who specialize in a style, character type or genre - based on their strengths, not their weaknesses. Of course, it's always important to work on your problem areas, but it's equally important to focus on the areas where you have strengths. Be encouraged!

--Christopher
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In one sentence, say what you think the word "Artist" means. Visit me at www.christopherhartbooks.com
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Drawing Tip of the Day: Many beginning artists worry about making mistakes when they draw. What they view as a "mistake" is simply trying a new approach, deciding it doesn't work, and then trying another. The problem isn't that beginners make too many mistakes, it's that they don't allow themselves to make ENOUGH mistakes!

And here's the problem: beginners are concerned about making mistakes because they don't want to "ruin" their drawings, so they draw very carefully - and that stifles creativity. The solution: draw in two stages: a rough drawing, and then a finished drawing.

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It's another "Ridiculous Multiple Choice Test!" If you landed on another planet and found yourself standing face to face with an alien life form, would you:

a) Pull its nose because, after all, why not?
b) Introduce yourself as the ruler of all the earthlings?
c) Tell it that your name is Nardac 3Z?
d) Ask directions to Starbucks, because after all, they've got to have one?

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Which job would you rather have (be honest!)

a) Published artist
b) Attorney
c) Surgeon
d) Software developer

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