Loads of new drawings

Hi everyone,

I’ve been pretty lazy about posting here on wordpress because I have so many social medias to handle, one of which is Patreon, which is not easy. And also because I haven’t had anything exciting and new for a while now. So here’s a big post for a lot of new drawings I’ve been doing lately as a daily exercise to get back into the routine. I’m trying to do my sketches in smaller sketchbooks so I can finish them faster, making it more of an “exercise” rather than a “task” that I HAVE to finish everyday. Also, I’m experimenting a lot with new tools like smaller tip felt pens and colored markers. I hope you like this as much I as did doing it.

Also, if you’re interested, I posted a lot of cool things like process GIFs and scanned version of these drawings on my Patreon right here http://www.patreon.com/splendidriver , please come by and take a look and may be become on of my patrons who get exclusive things every week. Or you can simply spread the word around and let more people know about what I’m doing here would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much!


Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) – Review – Part 2


Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) Review Spoiler phần 2, bạn nào chưa xem phim thì đừng đọc tiếp.


Đi xem lại Kubo lần thứ 2 vì sau lần 1 đã quá thích, và muốn ủng hộ một studio tuyệt vời như LAIKA, và mình nhận ra là có quá nhiều thứ mình đã bỏ lỡ, bỏ quên, hoặc không nhận ra từ lần xem đầu tiên. Lần này đi xem, mình đã có nhiều sự tập trung hơn vào cốt truyện và những chủ đề và thông điệp ẩn dụ đằng sau những mồ hôi công sức của tập thể studio đã đổ vào kỹ thuật stop motion cho phim.

Như review trước mình đã từng nói, chủ đề lớn nhất của Kubo and the Two strings chính là sức mạnh của các “câu chuyện”, và suốt chiều dài bộ phim, hầu như bất cứ chi tiết nào cũng đều được xây dựng một cách cực kỳ tinh tế để truyền tải chính xác điều này. Chỉ cần bạn “chớp mắt” hay mất tập trung dù chỉ một chút, đúng như lời hướng dẫn của Kubo khi cậu bé kể chuyện cho mọi người trong làng, bạn sẽ bỏ lỡ rất nhiều điều quan trọng, và rất có thể “người anh hùng” trong câu chuyện mà bạn đang theo dõi sẽ bị “khuất phục”. Có lẽ chưa bao giờ có một bộ phim nào lại miêu tả nguyên tắc số một khi xem phim của chính bản thân mình một cách thấm thía đến như thế này, nhưng nguyên tắc này đặc biệt chính xác khi miêu tả về chính bộ phim.
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Support me on Patreon

www.patreon.com/splendidriver?… Hey guys, for those of you who are interested, if you like my art and want to support me, please take a look and chip in if you like to my Patreon page right here. When you make a pledge which the minimum is $1, you’ll get to see exclusive things that I don’t usually show here on facebook and other social networks like Work-in-Progress pictures and videos, high-res scans of my sketches, colored drawings, etc… As all of you know, I’m still a student going to school, and your financial support, no matter how small it is will be really wonderful to me on my journey to become a professional artist, and you get really cool things along the way like mentioned too.

Again, thank you so much for all of your support over the years, and I look forward to show you guys the exclusive stuffs really soon.

My 2015 Artbook is OUT!

Hey guys, long time no see, eh? As you can see, I’ve just put together a whole new artbook containing all of my best works for the last 2 years, and you guys can buy it!

The book’s name is Toontastic, it has 62 pages, full color, perfect bound, 9″x7″ in size, and it has all of my best art works during the year of 2013 and 2014.

The price for it is $18, and you can follow the link here www.lulu.com/shop/huy-hoang-ha… to purchase it from Lulu.com, or you can Paypal me directly at hahuyhoang.art@gmail.com (please add $5 shipping price for US and Canada), and I’ll send it to you. (I’m afraid if you’re international, you’ll need to purchase it from Lulu).

Even if you’re not financially available to buy the book, please share this around to your friends, I will really appreciate that. Thank you so much for all of your support over the years, I wouldn’t be able to achieve what I have without you guys. Best!

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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