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How to Draw a Cartoon People - for Beginners

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Caution: children should use child-safe art supplies. Learn how to draw a funny cartoon step by step. Follow my easy drawing tutorial as I demonstrate the tips and tricks that I use to create original characters. It begins by first establishing basic shapes for the head and body, followed by the details. However, it's important to keep it simple. That actually helps to give it style. And I'll add a goofy expression, to give the character personality. For this picture, I'll sketch with a pencil. Whether you like to draw cartoon characters in the style of the Regular Show, Disney, or anime, you'll enjoy these principles. Thanks for joining me, your cartooning sherpa, Christopher Hart. Now let's get started! Follow Christopher Hart Subscribe on Youtube: http://youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=chrishartbooks Like Christopher Hart on Facebook: http://facebook.com/cartoons.manga Check out Christopher Hart's Books! http://www.chrishartbooks.com
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Raging Ethal (15 days ago)
Im Left handed
Christopher Hart (15 days ago)
join the club!
Raging Ethal (15 days ago)
All of us had different style of our characters i had my own i call it "FallBreak Version" | press that to be blue V
Awesome video! I’m a lefty also & been drawing all my life. I hate smearing my art cuz of my left hand. U have the same issue?
Yea it’s my signature, if it ain’t smudged then it’s not my original work. 😃
Christopher Hart (22 days ago)
It plagued me when I wrote, but when drawing, it doesn't matter. Who cares if a drawing looks smudged? It gives it a spontaneous look!
Alagna P (1 month ago)
just subscribed!
Alagna P (1 month ago)
Why isn't the line in the arm erased?
W Leon (3 months ago)
Damn, I wish I could draw. This was great.
Christopher Hart (3 months ago)
Thanks. I hope you'll try to draw along on another video - maybe an easier one?
Random Nation (4 months ago)
Holyshit never think I can learn so much by just watching 1 video
Christopher Hart (4 months ago)
Thanks for watching
teagan myers (4 months ago)
how come mine looks like trash and theirs looks so good
Roblox Troll (1 month ago)
Roblox Troll (1 month ago)
teagan myers lol
NGore-de (4 months ago)
Janel ann (6 months ago)
Lefty's rule !!!
Christopher Hart (6 months ago)
I second that.
Bezzzzo (7 months ago)
So what's the point of the action line if he already drew the character first? I dont understand
Doom DT (7 months ago)
matt Marshall (7 months ago)
HEY! Thanks for sharing this was a very helpful 5 mins
Christopher Hart (7 months ago)
Sure thing.
4real iamapanda (8 months ago)
Ahh u draw left janded sry just annoyed me
Christopher Hart (8 months ago)
Okay, I''ll change to righty.
Benjamin Alba (8 months ago)
Once I saw the drawing I was like you could make a video game like Fortnite keep it up I just subscribed
cerulean (6 months ago)
what how
3dmaster (9 months ago)
Christopher Hart (9 months ago)
My pleasure.
Sadashivayya Deva (11 months ago)
I bought several books of Christopher Hart,very simple and useful to learn drawing,I want to learn drawing cartoon
Christopher Hart (11 months ago)
Thank you!
Lynne Allred (1 year ago)
loved it!
Christopher Hart (1 year ago)
Georges FOTIC (1 year ago)
very instructive technic. we see that the technic is important but added to a talent and a kinda artistic feeling. congrats from Paris again!
Christopher Hart (1 year ago)
Yes, you need the feeling of the character, but the techniques are the language you use to bring them to life.
Sonali Shrau (1 year ago)
wow nice
Your videos made me fell in love with cartoon style, I'm an amateur at drawing that just draw for relax, but I always used to draw anime, but I used to love cartoons when I was a kid, and never thought about drawing cartoon, you makes me feel that I can do it, so I will start practicing til I be at least 50% as amazing as you. A hug from Brazil!
Christopher Hart does your books sell overworld? I'd love to buy that character compilation one. But I'm afraid that it would become too much expensive to get by mail.
Christopher Hart (1 year ago)
You sound so motivated - that's one of the most important elements in learning to draw. And you can't teach that. You're on your way - good luck!
Jason Cabral (1 year ago)
Me too
TecunUman Tonatiu (1 year ago)
FBI (1 year ago)
Left handed too eh?
neethu palaksha (1 year ago)
Am a newbie here... Love the way you teach.. trying my own charecters
Christopher Hart (1 year ago)
Thank you for joining me.
Kailcratos (1 year ago)
Could anyone tell me how a tutorial like this is filmed? Id love to do videos but I have to hold the camera.
Christopher Hart (1 year ago)
With a tripod and an extension. A camera shop will walk you through it.
webadage (1 year ago)
Hey, QUESTION. I've probably watched more than 500 drawing videos and I suspect 99.95 % of those drawing in the videos are left handed. Why is that? Is that significant? Because I'm NOT left handed.
Clea (9 days ago)
Apparently left handed people are generally more creative, or creative people are more likely to be left handed. One of those
2 Girls 1 Doll (4 months ago)
webadage because us lefties shall rule the world
Meta Brooklyn (4 months ago)
webadage I’m left handed lol
Little weirdo (9 months ago)
I am and it sucks! Because everyone i know is right handed so must of their stuff is for right handed people, and when people see i am left handed they act like they just saw a alien from mars
Ryza Bernardino (11 months ago)
webadage its because the way of the camera is facing is always the opposite side
Amy Samin (1 year ago)
Great cartoon person and lots of helpful tips. Thanks very much!
Christopher Hart (1 year ago)
Glad you like it.
luisa onoza (1 year ago)
Hes left
Christopher Hart (1 year ago)
Yes indeed.
Barath Iraiyarul (1 year ago)
Can you please put some videos on "how to draw the eye (or) lips (or) foot (or) fingers"... this might sound silly, but those small details add real beauty to a cartoon. Some of 'em draw beautiful cartoons but will not be able to give those details
Christopher Hart (1 year ago)
Yes, that's a good point, thanks.
Barath Iraiyarul (1 year ago)
I love the way you draw. You are my inspiration chris
Christopher Hart (1 year ago)
Thank you - that's very nice to hear.
Raju (1 year ago)
thank you for easy and interesting instruction!!
Christopher Hart (1 year ago)
Sure thing, glad you like it.
itsanalias (2 years ago)
You inspired me to write my own comic book!
Dead pool (4 months ago)
Dislike you screaming at him
Christopher Hart (2 years ago)
Good luck with it!
FrankTrinity 21 (2 years ago)
thanks for teaching how great retro characters
Christopher Hart (2 years ago)
Yeah, retro is a fun style.
Random Japan (2 years ago)
can you make a video of simply drawing a human face
Random Japan (2 years ago)
Christopher Hart (2 years ago)
Just did one, and will upload soon.
We Us (2 years ago)
i am about to begin, thanks to you 😊
MarieSueMax (2 years ago)
You're so cool.
Christopher Hart (2 years ago)
Thank you for everything I watch your videos and I have three of your books and I went to the library and borrowed two books. And hey helped me so much my money was worth it not only do u give step by step detailed but you also give a variety of items to do thanks so much!
Christopher Hart (2 years ago)
I really appreciate that.
matt (2 years ago)
Can you make a video on how to make a character with a detailed background pls
Greg Hansen (1 year ago)
I would like to second that. I'd like to see scenes with possibly multiple characters interacting, with a background. It would be more work and take longer, but maybe every once in a while.
Christopher Hart (2 years ago)
Good suggestion, thanks.
Patnip Baka (2 years ago)
Christopher Hart (2 years ago)
Thank you very much!
Rk _1738 (2 years ago)
also you and draw with jazza are my favorite cartoonists,also, do you know Jazza?
Christopher Hart (2 years ago)
Yes - he's a really good artist and a nice guy, too!
Rk _1738 (2 years ago)
Hey chris, can you teach us how to draw western cartooning style
Matthew Amazing (2 years ago)
wow great tutorial i like drawing too
Christopher Hart (2 years ago)
Padmakar Naik (2 years ago)
Hey Christopher can you make SPIDERMAN please I am big fan of you and him.
Christopher Hart (2 years ago)
Sure thing, and thanks.
showman139 (2 years ago)
Christopher Hart What are some examples of cartoonists in animation? What shows were there cartoonists on?
showman139 (2 years ago)
Christopher Hart I actually jumped the gun and bought your book. I thought it would help and took a chance also I have other drawing books that could help me on my journey. Thank you for your reply and please continue posting the way you simplify drawing helps alot of people.
Christopher Hart (2 years ago)
You would enjoy my new book, "Figure It Out: Essential Poses." You can use the info to draw realistic or cartoon characters.
Christopher Hart I agree I hate channels who only do already made cartoon.
SY & SH 2 3 (2 years ago)
christoper hart vs draw with jazza . who win ?
Christopher Hart (2 years ago)
Neither - he's a friend of mine, and a great artist.
cool friend (2 years ago)
i love your videos so much!! ive been dying to buy some of your books as soon as im responsible with my income, i would love to see a video on how you do your mouth/lips until then. thanks for the inspiration :)
Christopher Hart (2 years ago)
Good suggestion, thanks.
Nobody Knows (2 years ago)
I really want to buy your books, I live in Aus can I get them here??? (I liked and subscribed, luv your vids)
Christopher Hart (2 years ago)
You can get it at any bookshop. If they don't have it in stock, you can order it fromthem, and they'll get it for you.
Nobody Knows (2 years ago)
So I can't get them at the book shop :(
Christopher Hart (2 years ago)
Maybe online? Amazon has all of them. Thanks for asking.
caci (2 years ago)
Clinton Watkins (2 years ago)
Love the video. I liked the new approach to the "line of action." I'd never thought about starting the character first and then altering the line to suit. Thanks for the tip.
Christopher Hart (2 years ago)
I bet you can really make use of this technique, Clint.
Timo Aygistov (2 years ago)
can you nake videos not only on mondays
Christopher Hart (2 years ago)
Maybe if I can get enough time, but thanks for the request.
fat yeet (2 years ago)
Loved the vidd, dropped a like & sub =D
Christopher Hart (2 years ago)
Thank you!
Acollectors game (2 years ago)
i really like these tutorials even after years of reading your books i'm still learning. Thanks!!! :D
Christopher Hart (2 years ago)
Thanks for being one of my readers!
manoj gupta (2 years ago)
Love your artwork (cartoon character design) always Chris Sir! Where from you got all this inspirations for your creative work?Please guide about simplified shapes.
Christopher Hart (2 years ago)
From my imagination. Anyone with an imagination can do it, but you ned to develop the tools to express those thoughts.
Mestre dos Magos (2 years ago)
Boa Chris,admiro muito esse estilo!
Christopher Hart (2 years ago)
Sorry, I only speak English, bt it seems that you liked it, so thanks!
ADRIANA SAFIRAH (2 years ago)
i love it
Christopher Hart (2 years ago)
LightWolf 002 (2 years ago)
You is my favorite!!!
Christopher Hart (2 years ago)
Thank you.
LightWolf 002 (2 years ago)
Oooou it is so cute. Sorry i can live in cz republic. :$
POLI ZEI (2 years ago)
god of war kratos malt pls
POLI ZEI (2 years ago)
no problem danke
Christopher Hart (2 years ago)
Aw, sorry.
POLI ZEI (2 years ago)
Christopher Hart (2 years ago)
Thanks for the suggestion, but I focus on my own, original characters.

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