Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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.

http://splendidriver.deviantart.com/art/Adult-Mutant-Samurai-Turtles-468430121

Sunday, July 13, 2014

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…

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http://splendidriver.deviantart.com/art/Saint-Giong-466935326

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Louis - Animation Test

http://splendidriver.deviantart.com/art/Louis-animation-test-464004178

Youtube: http://youtu.be/_ZEhatH3lQ4
Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/94794971
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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.

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Saturday, June 21, 2014

The Cap'n

http://splendidriver.deviantart.com/art/Cap-n-453956301

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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http://splendidriver.deviantart.com/art/Sky-Holder-461851442
 

Friday, May 9, 2014

The Winter Soldier

Winter Soldier and Captain America, inspired by the movie. It's really surprising that the film is doing great both with the critiques and in the box office. I really loved it, and expecting to watch it again soon.

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http://splendidriver.deviantart.com/art/The-Winter-Soldier-452662870

Saturday, April 26, 2014

The God of Thunder

The Vietnamese equivalent to Thor. His name - Thien Loi, literally means "Sky lightning (or Sky Thunder)", and he's the God of Thunder in Vietnamese mythology. Usually he wields an axe and guards the gateway to the Kingdom of Heaven, and protects Ngoc Hoang (The King of Heaven). This was done for Sketch_dailies but I'd like to push it even further in the design, this one is still a work in progress inspired by some stage plays.

http://splendidriver.deviantart.com/art/The-God-of-Thunder-449624362