Buncha A-holes

Is anyone here obsessed with Guardians of the Galaxy like I am? I’ve seen the movie twice in theatre and listened to the Awesome Mix Vol. 1 thousands of time and still want more. So here’s a little tribute I did for one of/if not the best Marvel studios’ movie yet. This is what I imagine a cartoon version of the movie should look like.

Adult Mutant Samurai Turtles

Because these designs of mine are clearly not teenagers nor ninjas. These are my interpretation of the TMNT’s characters, in which I tried to incorporate a lot of elements from different species of real turtles, and Japanese attire, while still maintaining individual personalities of the turtles. I also tried to make the Shredder a bit more Japanese, and Krang a bit more like a modern android. I will continue doing other characters later.

You can see the sketches here https://www.facebook.com/hahuyhoang.art/photos/pb.471650312872103.-2207520000.1404894666./701157753254690/?type=3&theater

Saint Giong

Saint Giong riding his Metal horse into battle with a flaming bush of bamboos for a weapon.

Saint Giong – a legend from Vietnamese mythology. He didn’t speak a word until he was 3. When our country was invaded and called for volunteers into the army, he started talking and the first thing he asked for was lots of rice to eat. After meals after meals, he stood up and in a blink of an eye, turned into a gigantic and powerful adult man. The Emperor made him a metal armor, and a metal horse, with which he rode into the battle and defeated the enemy like a walk in the park. When his weapon was broken, he pulled a bush of bamboos out of the ground and used it to fight off the rest of the invaders. When the war ended and the country in peace, he rode his metal horse straight for heaven and never came back. People made shrines and temples in his tribute and worship him as a Saint.

See the sketch here: www.facebook.com/hahuyhoang.ar…

Click the following link to purchase a T-shirt with this drawing on it. There’s 2 versions, one with only the line art, and one with colors, it’s all up to you
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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.

 

 

The Amazing Spider-man

Spider-man colored from the sketch I posted the other day (www.facebook.com/hahuyhoang.art/photos/pb.471650312872103.-2207520000.1395731011./651804798189986/?type=3&theater). This was done at the same time with the Ultraman piece, which was also a great experimentation with colors, lighting, and stylization. Like I said before, Spider-man is my all time favourite super hero, so I like to occasionally draw a picture of him, and this time especially is to welcome the new movie The Amazing Spider-man 2 coming up this May. I really am excited for it, the trailers look awesome.

Ultraman

Yup, Ultraman, now in colors! This was a wonderful experiment for me in lighting, colors, and a few new stylizing techniques. Also, it shows the power of the computer when it comes to this kind of stuffs. You can take a look at the sketch I posted the other day done in ink in sketchbook and compare to this one – https://www.facebook.com/hahuyhoang.art/photos/pb.471650312872103.-2207520000.1395645021./652074794829653/?type=3&theater .

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Review: Doctor Who (phần 2)

Sau khi đọc đi đọc lại review Doctor Who mà mình viết trước đây mấy lần (đọc ở đây https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151046631239111&set=a.10150629747494111.407877.533129110&type=3&theater) mình mới phát hiện ra là review đó thiếu sót quá nhiều thứ. Vậy nên trước khi đọc tiếp, bạn hãy đọc lại review cũ theo link trên để biết sơ qua về show này.Review này mình viết chủ yếu là phân tích vào những lý do tại sao show này lại hay, và chủ yếu là từ những nhận định của mình nhảy ra khỏi đầu khá random nên cấu trúc bài viết có thể không được thể thống cho lắm, mong các bạn thông cảm:

– Doctor Who là 1 show có khả năng thỏa mãn tất cả mọi người với tất cả các sở thích khác nhau về điện ảnh. Bởi vì mỗi tập phim của Doctor Who gần như là 1 thể loại điện ảnh hoàn toàn khác hẳn, và đôi khi sẽ khiến cho bạn cảm thấy như show này trở thành 1 show hoàn toàn mới chứ không nhất quán theo 1 công thức cố định nào. Nó có thể là phim kinh dị, phim hài, phim tâm lý, phim tình cảm, phim thiếu nhi, phim phiêu lưu, phim hành động, phim viễn tưởng, phim lịch sử, phim thần thoại, phim sử thi, phim trinh thám, phim tội phạm, phim theo kiểu retro, phim noir… Tất cả, vâng, TẤT CẢ các thể loại điện ảnh trên đời này, bạn hoàn toàn có thể tìm thấy trong Doctor Who. Có thể nó sẽ rơi vào từng tập phim, có thể nó sẽ là một sự kết hợp cực kỳ khéo léo và tinh tế giữa các thể loại khác nhau,… Và dù bạn có là fan của thể loại phim nào đi nữa, hoặc là thể loại truyện nào đi nữa, bạn cũng sẽ được thỏa mãn với Doctor Who.

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50 years in Space and Time

I’ve been drawing a collection of caricatures of all 12 Doctors from Doctor Who, including Peter Capaldi, who will be replacing Matt Smith this Christmas. This was done for the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, the longest running sci-fi TV Show of all time. I got my ticket and am planning to go to the 3-D screening in theatre for the 50th anniversary episode this Saturday – Nov 23rd, exactly 50 years after the very first episode aired on BBC with William Hartnell.

I started watching Doctor Who the new series last year – 2012, and became obsessed by it because of the wonderful, beautiful, creative, and emotional stories that the show brings. To me watching DW is like watching every single genre of films ever, from comedy to sci-fi, from romance to horror, from fantasy to detective, from film noir to art house… everything. Every episode feels like a super good feature film, and they all crossover in incredible bigger story arcs that will blow your mind every time. It’s not about The Doctor himself, it’s not about all the gimmick of CGI, it’s not even about how hot The Doctor or the companions are. It’s all about good stories, and inventive ideas. Now I have seen many TV series, but Doctor Who is hands down the best of all.

Happy Birthday, Doctor Who.

Jedi Ninja Spock Na’vi

A little print I was selling at A.P.E (Alternate Press Expo) in San Francisco a few weeks ago. And of course, for those who have been following me, it’s the next installment in my series of Mash-up art. This time it’s Spock in a Ninja outfit, holding a Jedi lightsaber, having a Na’vi braid and of course, he’s on Pandora. Enjoy.

REVIEW: Pacific Rim (2013)

Pacific Rim (2013) – 10/10

Bởi vì bài hôm trước (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151680986374111&set=a.10150629747494111.407877.533129110&type=1&theater) bị quá nhiều người khi share đi các nơi comment là “review fan boy quá, không đáng tin” (???), nên phải viết bài này để phân tích kỹ những cái hay cái dở của phim để đỡ đầu cho những cái hú hét của mình ở bài trước.

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SONTINH-1 Upgraded

Still SONTINH-1, the anti-Kaiju Jaeger from Vietnam (inspired by Pacific Rim), but this time with some slight updates on the outside (some more yellow plates), and this time the background is Sai Gon with Bitexco Financial tower from afar.

SONTINH-1 (Pacific Rim inspired)

 

Please meet SONTINH-1 – the Vietnamese Jaeger in the Kaiju War on the Red River with Long Bien bridge across. SONTINH-1 was made by the Vietnamese People’s Army with the technical help from Russia and Japan, is a 3rd Generation Jaeger, and has helped the Pacific area Jaeger teams like CRIMSON TYPHOON from China and COYOTE TANGO from Japan fight Kaijus. Unfortunately, SONTINH-1 was taken down in the last year of the war, right before the event in Pacific Rim, by one of the category 4 Kaijus – which was a lot terrifying than previous ones.

(Instead of going to their website and automatic generating a Jaeger from already existed ones from the movie, I prefer to draw like this. The picture was drawn inspired by giant robots Jaegers from the movie Pacific Rim).