Hac Thi Long

Ms. Dark Dragon – female Vietnamese inspired pirate – Queen of the East Sea – one of my favourite assignments in the character design class I just took this last semester of Fall 2014. This design focuses on picking out iconic, recognizable, interesting details that contribute well to the overall design, giving it a fantasy vibe, and less about cultural or historical accuracy. Top left corner are some exploration thumbnail sketches I did that included a lot of research I did from various sources about Vietnamese attires.

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Samurai Baboon

An assignment for my character design for animation class, with the topic of anthropomorphic animal characters: This is my Samurai Baboon that I’ll have a chance to sculpt into a little statue, and I’ll be showing that to you guys later.

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WANTED – Character Design

Wanted – Cowboy character design. He’s basically a hunchback bounty hunter with an eye patch, and he’s bald. His name is literally is “Wanted”. First assignment for character design class. Came out pretty great I think.

Louis – Animation Test

Youtube: http://youtu.be/_ZEhatH3lQ4
Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/94794971
(Tiếng Việt ở dưới)
A short animation test sequence I did in class ANM 362 – Traditional Animation 3, instructed by Michael Vickner, with my original character Louis. The sequence includes a character design turn around and some character exploration sketches.

The sequence Won First Place in the category 2D animation test at the Animation Spring Show Festival at the Academy of Art University, School of Animation and VFX.

Music: Gravity Falls Music box version from user LittleJayneyCakes on youtube.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop, Toonboom Harmony, Adobe After Effects.

Video is for educational purpose only, non-commercial use.


The Cap’n

Cap’n from Popapocalypse – a comic book about a post apocalyptic world ruled by warlords who are pop culture mascots, created by my good friend and colleague – Matt Harding. This drawing was done to celebrate the success of his kickstarter project for Popapocalypse.



Sky Holder

Female Sky Holder (she’s a man in the mythology) – the original Vietnamese Goddess. There are a lot of Photoshop tools experiments in this one, and a lot of them are quite useful I must say.

Before there was even time, the universe was in chaos, sky and earth were mixed together, and no living thing could survive. That was when came the Sky Holder, she pushed the sky up with her hands, and stomped the earth down with her legs, thus, created the world as we know it, and allowed creatures of all kinds to grow and evolve underneath.

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Holding Hands

Final for Intro to Anatomy – 2 nude poses, one front and one back in the same drawing. I used 2 reference photos from http://figuresfordrawing.tumblr.com/ (NSFW) and put them together, and that’s a happy accident that they seem to be holding hands.

This was done on 11×14 paper with graphite pencils, and the teacher kept it for reference. It was kinda big for my scanner so the image quality is not very good here.

Anatomy Drawings

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This album contains in total of 8 anatomical drawing charts for the parts that affect directly to drawing a realistic figure drawing. Done with pencil on 8.5×11 papers, and are assignments that I did for my Intro to Anatomy class that I took in Fall 2013 at the Academy of Art University. All references I used to draw these are cited in the cover page.

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Avengers Wars

Well, lame title, I know. It’s for another challenge from the Comic book club at my school – Academy of Art University. This time is to put Super heroes into a movie poster. I used The Avengers to put into the original Star Wars movie poster.


Drawing for Project: rooftop Fan art Friday, but I missed the deadline by around 20 minutes, I hope they’ll still post it. This might be the first time I’ve ever done a Beast.

Pay the artist

The message is pretty clear. Artists are human also, we also need food to survive to keep producing artworks, we also have families to take care of, we also have bills and needs, just like any of you guys. We can not work for Free and still be able to live and work and draw. So please, if you’re intending on having an artist to do some work for you, be prepare to pay them what’s worth their efforts and time and talent.

For you artists out there, ALWAYS ask for a clear contract that will protect you from being ripped off by companies or individuals, and ALWAYS take the money in a whole OR in parts UP FRONT before you even lay your pencil on the paper. Educate yourself in how to do business and protect your art, your career, and yourself. DON’T ever do works for FREE, because it will hurt not only you but the whole industry. People will look down on you and think that artists are not worth money because they’re willing to work for FREE. NO, be careful, be smart, be prepare, ALWAYS have a rate for yourself, be aware of who you are, how good you are and ask for payment.

Spread the message out as far as you can and raise awareness in communities around the world, make people respect art and artists more, and help each other make a career in a safe working environment for artists.

Thank you.


Hãy chung tay đòi lại công bằng cho các họa sĩ. Cái này mình gửi tới tất cả các doanh nghiệp Việt Nam hiện đang thuê những họa sĩ/nhà thiết kế/bất kể những ai làm công việc sáng tạo – hãy tôn trọng họ, đối xử công bằng với họ, và trả lương/trả tiền công cho họ xứng đáng với những công sức và sự sáng tạo mà họ bỏ ra. Vì một họa sĩ không chỉ vẽ 1 bức tranh trong 15 phút, đó là hàng chục năm học hành, luyện tập để trở thành những họa sĩ cực kỳ giỏi giang, và rồi mới đến 15 phút đó. Họa sĩ cũng là người, họ cũng cần phải ăn cơm, họ cũng có gia đình, con cái, nhu cầu cá nhân để sống, để thở, để tồn tại.

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