Saturday, September 6, 2014

Buncha A-holes

http://splendidriver.deviantart.com/art/Buncha-A-holes-477184821
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.

Monday, August 4, 2014

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

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…

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…


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
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v...type=3&theater

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.

Click the link to see the sketch version of this, and follow me on facebook too https://www.facebook.com/hahuyhoang.art
 
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

Sunday, April 13, 2014

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. 
 
http://splendidriver.deviantart.com/art/The-Amazing-Spider-man-446102076
 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

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 . Also, click like to my facebook page on the link above to follow more of my frequent sketches over there. Thank you :).

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Monkey Goes West

If you've been following me, you'll know that I've done a Monkey King picture a while ago. But now I want to try something new, experimenting some new stylization approaches, a new modernized design and I quite like the result. So I hope you enjoy it. For more frequent updates of my art works, especially sketches, follow me on facebook ->>> www.facebook.com/hahuyhoang.ar…

http://splendidriver.deviantart.com/art/Monkey-Goes-West-443038658

Sunday, March 23, 2014

The 9th Doctor

Another Doctor - this time is Chris Eccleston as the 9th Doctor in the new series. It's a shame that he left the show permanently for reasons unknown only after 1 season.
http://splendidriver.deviantart.com/art/The-9th-Doctor-442089199

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Babayaga's house

Babayaga's chicken legged house. This was a wonderful experiment with brushes and colors. Like some of you may realize, I've been trying to vary my rendering style a little bit to give it a more painterly feel compare to the clean and simple cell shading like before. 

http://splendidriver.deviantart.com/art/Babayaga-s-house-440442551

Friday, March 7, 2014

Mermaid?

http://splendidriver.deviantart.com/art/Mermaid-438143108
I went a bit too crazy with the brush in this one. But good experiment is still good anyway. I've seen some amazing creative mermaids, so I had to do something out of the norm for this.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Griffin

Another sketch_dailies submission. This time it's the Griffin. I've never done a griffin before. This was fun, and was a good experiment for my rendering style. I'm changing my style bit by bit.
 
http://splendidriver.deviantart.com/art/Griffin-437805719
 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The real Sherlock

I've been catching up with the online challenge Sketch_dailies on facebook and twitter where they give you a daily topic to draw, and I'm enjoying it so much. This one is of course, for the topic Sherlock Holmes. I've always been a fan of Sherlock Holmes ever since I was a kid, so naturally I want to give my own spin on the character.
http://splendidriver.deviantart.com/art/The-real-Sherlock-Holmes-436324557

Friday, February 21, 2014

Animals

I've been drawing a bunch of these wacky animals since last year. Plan to do more to expand my style a bit outside superheroes.

http://splendidriver.deviantart.com/art/Animals-434167309

Sunday, February 2, 2014

The Wolf Animation

These are some fun animation I did with my original character/avatar/persona... whatever you call it - The Wolf. One of them was based on Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Animated traditionally with Toonboom Harmony, edited in Adobe After Effects.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Hammer

Final for Traditional Animation 1 class I did this last semester, using Adobe Flash and the traditional frame by frame technique, with the help from instructor Beth Sousa – director of the undergraduate 2D animation department at the AAU.
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Hammer from Ha Huy Hoang "Splendid River" on Vimeo.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Doctor WHOliday


The Holidays season has come, I and my girlfriend - Little Mushroom wishes all of you a nice warm holidays and a Happy new year. I hope you guys will continue supporting our page and enjoy my cartoons.

Yeah, that's me in The Doctor's outfit, trying to lure my girlfriend in Clara's outfit into the TARDIS for a journey in Time and Space.