Monday, September 25, 2017

My NEW book "How to Draw Video Games" ��





My NEW comes out next week. Watch the video to see a sneak peek of this fun drawing book for the video gamer and artist in your life.



Order my NEW book How to Draw Video Games on Amazon

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Friday, September 1, 2017

Harptoons School Visit





Hello drawing fans, Steve Harpster here and I do school visits where I teach kids how to draw, create and imagine. I have been visiting school and drawing with young artists how to draw for a good number of years. My programs are fun, easy to run, and best of all, affordable. Want to learn how your school can have a Harptoons drawing presentation?  Just go to the SCHOOL VISIT section of my website and fill out the school visit form and you will be taken to the School Visit Information page. I hope to draw with your students real soon.



Happy drawing!

Steve Harpster

Sunday, July 23, 2017

How I draw. Speed art with commentary.





Here is a fun video where I show the tools and process I use to create an illustration in my sketchbook. I hope you can use these techniques and ideas for your illustrations.

Happy Drawing!

Steve Harpster

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Turn Number 15 into an Alien





Creating how to draw videos on the road isn't very easy, but I am trying my best to keep on drawing and sharing my love of drawing with everyone out there. So have fun drawing this Alien using the number 15.



Happy Drawing,

Steve Harpster

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Draw A Cartoon Pug - Harptoons





I hope you have fun drawing this crazy looking dog. I think it looks like a pug but my seven year old disagrees with me.



Happy Drawing!

Steve Harpster

Monday, May 29, 2017

Draw Mickey Mouse Using a Fidget Spinner - Harptoons





Not sure what to do with all those fidget spinners? Did you know you can draw a really amazing Mickey Mouse using a fidget spinner? Fidget spinners can be used to draw almost perfect circles. So enjoy this video while spinning your fidget and then try drawing your very own Mickey Mouse.

Happy Drawing!

-Steve Harpster

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Draw Baby Groot - Harptoons





Hey Drawing Fans! What a busy school year it has been. I visited 93 schools this year from Ohio to Texas. Every school was awesome and I had a great time drawing with all my young artist friends. I also say Disney's "Guardians of the Galaxy," last week and it was an excellent flick. Baby Groot stole the show and was a fun character to watch and "root" for (get it? root for.) So enjoy this video and check back soon for more awesome drawing vids.



-Steve Harpster

Friday, April 21, 2017

How to draw a Megalodon - Harptoons





Every school I visit this year requests a drawing tutorial for a megalodon. If you're not sure what one is watch this video and see one for yourself.



Happy Drawing!

Steve Harpster

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Draw a Dragon - Harptoons





So this video was a fun experiment for me. I filmed and edited this entire video on my iPhone. I wanted to see if I could create a great drawing video as easy as possible just using my iPhone, a white board, and my imagination. This month has been super busy, school visits, freelance projects, kids swim lessons, cub scouts, and getting my taxes organized. I had to find an easy way to create how to draw videos and keep them looking fun. So here it is... I really liked how this video came out and I plan on doing more videos like this in the future.



Happy Drawing,

Steve Harpster

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Draw a Leprechaun - Harptoons





Here is a fun video that I came up with a while ago and just couldn't wait to share it with the drawing public. In this video I take the number 17 and turn it into a leprechaun. I also used my new Mevo camera to film this video. I like the fun camera movement it does, but I still need to get used to some of the settings...a few times the camera was focused on some odd things and caught me off guard.



Happy Drawing!

Steve Harpster

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Draw King Kong - Harptoons





This week I decided I came up with the idea on how to draw King Kong. It was a last minute idea that I had to see happen...so I started filming right after one of my school visits. After a school visit I am really tired, but I really liked this idea and with the new film of King Kong coming out this week it was the perfect fit.

Happy Drawing!

Steve Harpster


Thursday, February 2, 2017

Draw Valentines Day Monsters - Harptoons





Hello drawing fans! I took sometime off in January to get things organized and ready for a NEW year of Harptoons how to draw videos. This is the first video for 2017! I have another Valentines Day video coming out next week too and if you like drawing with hearts check out harptoons.com for more drawing with heart videos.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

How to Draw Santa - Harptoons



Santa Claus is coming to town! Here is a fun video where you and your kids can learn how to draw Santa.

Merry Christmas Drawing Fans!
-Steve Harpster

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Draw A Cute Chewbacca - Harptoons



SO a NEW Star Wars is going to be out every December from now till the end of time...and I love it. So here is a fun way to draw a cute little wookie.

Happy Drawing,

Steve Harpster

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Inktober Day 1





Hey, Inktober has started and it's a great daily challenge for artists to create art daily and share it with the world. Anyone can do this, this is a challenge for anyone that enjoys drawing and creating art. The only rule (as I understand it) is you need to ink the art. That means you can use a sharpie, a pen, a quill pen...any kind of ink you like.



Happy Drawing (inking)

Steve Harpster

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Draw a Cool Monster - Harptoons





Hey there drawing fans, I am really excited about this video because it has my new intro video. Learning to make You Tube videos isn't easy, but I love making videos. I love trying to make them better each time too. I always wanted to redo the intro and make it a bit more fun and manic also. I think I achieved that?  I am releasing all my books as digital downloads in my Harptoons Store. I was getting many requests from people in other countries where shipping is too expensive. So I am working over the next few weeks to make all my books available for digital download.



Happy Drawing!

Steve Harpster

Friday, August 26, 2016

Harptoons School Visits





It's time for another year of school visits! Yes, I actually go to schools and draw with 200 - 400 kids all at one time. The school visits are really fun and it's amazing to be in gymnasium with 400 kids all silently drawing and working inside the creative space of their heads. Kids love to draw, but don't always know what to draw or feel confident enough to start a drawing. I show them how to turn letters and numbers into really amazing characters and the kids love it. Want to find out how to book a Harptoons school visit? Just click on this LINK to find out more info.



Happy Drawing,

Steve Harpster

Thursday, August 25, 2016

NEW BOOK! Drawing Super Cute Baby Animals


Hey there drawing fans, I am happy to announce that there will be three NEW Harptoons drawing books out this fall. Here is the first one Drawing Super Cute Baby Animals Using Lowercase Letters. I am really excited about this book and the characters really are cute. I will have more info on how to order this book and the release date soon.

Happy Drawing!
Steve Harpster

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Draw Crazy Baby





Here's another fun video for you to draw from. This is a very easy character to draw and lots of fun too.

Happy Drawing!

Steve Harpster

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Draw An Eagle - Harptoons





Here is an easy way to draw a bald eagle starting with the letter "Z." When I came up with this idea for this drawing I was on my way home from vacation and doodling in my sketchbook. I take my sketchbook everywhere just for times like this. You just never know when an idea might hit.



Happy Drawing,

Steve Harpster


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Draw Jerky Jake





Learn how to draw this funny person with the letter "J." This video is from my book Draw Crazy Cartoons With Letters which you can purchase at Harptoons.com or on my Shopify store here [Link].

I added the Pokemon beast just for fun since Pokemon go is all the rage right now.



Happy Drawing!

Steve Harpster


Friday, July 22, 2016

Draw A Sloth - Harptoons





Hello drawing fans! Here is a fun way to draw a sloth starting with the number 10. Just want you to know that my summer library visits are almost over. There are just a few left and you can find out where and when they are on the home page of Harptoons.com.



Happy Drawing,

Steve Harpster

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Draw A Twin Headed Dragon - Harptoons





You can find many new dragons in my reprint of the book Drawing Dragons With Numbers. Here is one of them, the Twin Headed Dragon. Pretty cool looking beast if you ask me. Check out the Harptoons store if you want to purchase your copy of this fun drawing book.



Happy Drawing!

Steve Harpster


Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Draw a Hamster - Harptoons





Hey drawing fans, I went on vacation to the Jersey Shore with my family for a week and still managed to create some really fun how to draw videos. I want to thanks all the amazing artists that contributed art to this episode. If you would like to email me your art you can email it to art(at)harptoons(dot)com or you can mail it to me at the following address:

Harptoons

Box 168

1081 State Rt 28

Milford OH 45150



Happy Drawing!

Steve Harpster

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Summer Drawing Presentations



Hey drawing fans, I am doing drawing programs this summer at many libraries around Ohio. These events are FREE and everyone gets to draw with me. Below is a list of all my summer drawing presentations. I hope to see you at one of these events. 
Happy Drawing!
Steve Harpster


Indiana

-Lawrenceburg Art Festival
6/15 2:00pm
Greendale Cabin
Book sale and signing after the event

-Sullivan Library
7/5 2:00pm
100 South Crowder
Street Sullivan, IN 47882
phone: 812-268-4957
Book sale and signing after the event

-Carnegie Hall
7/21 11:00am
14687 Main Street,
Moores Hill, Indiana 47032
(812) 744-4015

-Dillsboro Public Library
7/21 1:00pm
10151 Library Lane,
Dillsboro, Indiana 47018
(812)432-5200


Cincinnati

-Cincinnati Main Library
6/15 10:30am
800 Vine Street,
Cincinnati, OH, 45202
(513) 369-6900

-Anderson Public Library
6/21 2:00pm
7450 State Road
Cincinnati, OH 45230
(513) 369-6030

-Blue Ash Library
7/19 1:30
4911 Cooper Road
Cincinnati, OH 45242
(513) 369-6051

Wyoming Branch
7/19 4:00pm
500 Springfield Pike Cincinnati, OH 45215
(513) 369-6014

Northside Branch
7/19 6:00pm
4219 Hamilton Ave.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45223
(513) 369-4449



Delaware OH

Delaware Main Library
6/20 2:00pm
84 E. Winter Street
Delaware, OH 43015
(740) 362-3861



West Chester

West Chester Library
6/18 11:00am younger ages   1:00pm older ages
9363 Centre Pointe Drive
West Chester, OH 45069
(513) 424-0659
Book sale and signing after the event



Lancaster

Fairfield County Library
6/10 2:00pm
219 N. Broad Street
Lancaster, Ohio 43130
(740) 653-2745
Book sale and signing after the event



Granville Public Library
7/29
Drawing Animals With Numbers and Letters: 10am
Drawing  Pre-Hysterical Beasts: 11am
Monsters, Heroes, and Video Game Creator: 12pm
217 E Broadway,
Granville, OH 43023



Marysville Public Library
6/8 6:30pm
231 S. Plum St
Marysville, OH 43040
937-642-1876



Columbus


Driving Park
6/6 2:00pm
1566 E. Livingston Avenue
Columbus, OH 43205

Shepard
6/8 2:00pm
790 N. Nelson Rd.
Columbus, OH 43219

South East
6/9 2:00pm
3980 S. Hamilton Rd.
 Groveport, OH 43125

Hilliard Library
6/13 2:00pm
4772 Cemetery Rd.
Hilliard, OH 43026

Worthington Park Library
6/13 7:00pm
1389 Worthington Centre Drive
Worthington, OH 43085

Southeast
6/14 2:00pm
3980 S. Hamilton Rd.
Groveport, OH 43125

Shepard
6/16 2:00pm
790 N. Nelson Rd.
Columbus, OH 43219

Canal Winchester
6/23 2:30
4077 Karl Road
Columbus, OH 43224

Dublin Library
7/6 11:00am
75 N. High Street
Dublin, OH 43017

Hilltop Library
7/6 2:00pm
511 S. Hague Ave.
Columbus, OH 43204

Whetstone Library
7/13 11:00am
3909 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43214

Parsons Library
7/13 2:00pm
845 Parsons Ave.
Columbus, OH 43206

Reynoldsburg Library
7/13 4:00pm
1402 Brice Rd.
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

-Whitehall Library
7/14 11:00am
4371 E. Broad St.
Whitehall, OH 43213

-Reynoldsburg Library
7/14 2:00pm
1402 Brice Rd.
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

-New Albany
7/25 2:00pm
200 Market St.
New Albany, OH 43054

-Bexley Library
7/25 6:30pm
2411 E Main St,
Columbus, OH 43209

-Martin Luther King
7/26 2:00pm
1600 E. Long St.
Columbus, OH 43203

-Linden Library
7/28 2:00pm
2223 Cleveland Ave.
Columbus, OH 43211

-Whetstone Library
8/2 3:00pm
3909 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43214

-Dublin Library
8/3 11:00 am
75 N. High Street
Dublin, OH 43017



Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Draw An Elephant on a Skateboard


Hey Drawing Fans,
Check out this funny video and learn how-to-draw and elephant riding a skateboard. I have so much fun creating these videos. I really hope you enjoy watching them!

-Steve Harpster

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

School Visits


Wow, what a year. I am scheduled (as of this day) to do over 96 school visits. That's a whloe bunch of schools. I have been to several sates this year. Texas, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and soon Michigan. The response at every school is always great. Teachers had no idea how much kids love to draw! Now teachers are incorporating drawing into their own classroom lessons. I even have some lesson plans on my website that teachers can use for FREE. You can check the out here LINK.

-Steve Harpster

Friday, February 26, 2016

Chipmunk Riding On A Dragon


Here is my strangest drawing video to date. I took the number 291 and turned it into a chipmunk flying on a pterodactyl, only I wasn't sure how to spell pterodactyl so I named it a dragon instead.


It actually looks more like a dragon than a pterodactyl. I had fun with this one and kids are always challenging to turn big numbers into cartoon characters.  I hope you have fun with this one. I have a really fun video for next week.

Oh, and there were some really awesome art submissions this week from young artists. I seem to have one group of artists out of Midway school district in Texas that are real regulars. They send me their illustrations every week. I love seeing the cool stuff they come up with. Here are some of them below.




Happy Drawing!
-Steve Harpster