“Người Hà Nội thì phải thế này, thế kia…”

Đợt vừa rồi xem phim Trò Đời khiến cho mình nhận ra một vài điều về vấn đề “Người Hà Nội” cảm thấy muốn chia sẻ 1 chút. Trong phim này có rất nhiều nhân vật, từ rất nhiều truyện khác nhau của Vũ Trọng Phụng, đến từ rất nhiều tầng lớp, hoàn cảnh khác nhau, nhưng lại diễn đạt được rất nhiều những ngộ nhận của hầu hết mọi người về chuyện thế nào là “Người Hà Nội” không chỉ ở thời bấy giờ mà còn đúng cả ở ngày nay.

Rất nhiều người mà mình biết luôn cho rằng “Người Hà Nội” thì phải đáp ững được những vấn đề như kiểu: ăn mặc thời trang, sành điệu, hàng hiệu cao cấp, đầu tóc trang điểm xinh đẹp, cử chỉ nói năng nhẹ nhàng, dịu dàng, rồi nào thì phải thướt tha, thanh lịch, lễ phép, phải biết các loại lễ giáo, giao tiếp, phải biết làm nọ làm kia nội trợ, nấu ăn, ăn uống phải kiêng dè, hay vớ vẩn nhất là phải là nhà có gia giáo, có truyền thống, sống ở Hà Nội lâu năm, nhiều đời ông bà cụ kị, rồi là phải thưởng thức các loại văn hoá cao cấp nhất định, phải ăn uống kén chọn, biết ăn biết nấu các món nọ món kia cao cấp, phức tạp văn minh nọ kia lọ chai, vân vân và vân vân. Mình xin đính chính luôn với mọi người là tất cả các khái niệm kiểu ở trên đều sai bét hết, vì đó chẳng là bất cứ cái gì khác ngoài những thứ mang tính bề ngoài, bề nổi, chỉ là cái vỏ nông cạn ở trên bề mặt, thậm chí còn có phần hủ lậu, lạc hậu, hoàn toàn không phản ánh bất cứ thứ gì liên quan tới “Người Hà Nội” cả. Thật ra mấy cái chữ “Người Hà Nội” chỉ để thay thế cho một khái niệm khác cởi mở hơn, gần gũi hơn là “Văn Minh, Tiến Bộ, Chân Thành”. Thế thôi, chẳng có gì khác cả, và thật ra là việc bạn có sống ở Hà Nội hay ở bất cứ tỉnh nào khác, sống bao lâu rồi, quê gốc bạn ở đâu, nó chẳng liên quan 1 chút nào đến việc bạn có xứng đáng được gọi là “Người Hà Nội” (mà thật ra là người “văn minh”) hay không, vấn đề nằm ở cách sống, tư tưởng, cách đối nhân xử thế của bạn chứ ko phải cái gì khác.

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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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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.

Fantastic Four

Fantastic Four, one of my first ever comic book movie/American comic group of characters that I’ve ever known, and they’re still one of my top favourite with their super cool villains and awesome powers. I used to draw them all the time after seeing the 2 movies made by Fox in 2005, but there have been so many great comic book movies since then that I kinda forgot about them. So here’s another interpretation of mine for the family of heroes and their arch nemesis Doctor Doom. If it ever happens in my life time, this is kinda what I imagine them as a cartoon show.

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.

King of the Sea

Vietnam has its own Aquaman – Long Vuong (The Dragon King) – he basically rules the Eastern Sea, King of all sea creatures and controls everything under water. This character was actually inspired a lot from a similar character in Chinese mythology after a thousand years that they colonized us in the past.

And for those who love merchandises, this drawing is available as a T-shirt on my zazzle store here www.zazzle.com/king_of_the_sea… . Thanks

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
Colored T-shirt: www.zazzle.com/saint_giong_col…
Line art T-shirt: www.zazzle.com/saint_giong_tsh…

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.