Sunday, October 16, 2011

Random thought

"‎"Hot" people grow up like fruits, be ripen then rotten, eaten or forgotten.
"Real" people grow up like trees, be fabulous with all those roots and branches."

Duc Truong Huyen

Things on the go

Monday, October 10, 2011

Visual Comparison

Assignment in Marshall Vandruff Composition class, find things that look like each others to create visual metaphor and analogy.

Resource pictures from books and over internet.

Our country Ly dynasty dragon and a river

Saigon city's Bitexco tower and a cocoon

Lums of flesh

Africa cotton field and a kind of Vietnam's cake (bánh khúc)

Friday, October 7, 2011

Lethal Exhibition

Illustration for an article about Jeanne Woodford, a female warden who against death penalty.
Written by Justine Sharrock, The Progressive Magazine.

My idea is about an exhibition space that show the final destination of death row inmates

Honor class 2011, with Sterling Hundley and Art Director Nick Jehlen

Still life paintings

All done in Jon Foster painting class.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Head paintings

In EHP201 and PNT201 with Jon Foster, Ron and Vanessa Lemen.

Zorn limited palette.

Quick white opaque and pick-out.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


An artwork of mine will be featured in this year EXOTIQUE, and the gifted book will belong to my friend Kim Khánh as her birthday present, thank you for bringing me luck, dear.

Sunday, August 7, 2011


Dear friends at TAD, my fellows, I quit my job and damn that was a good job everybody could wish for, because I want to be 110% focus on my studying, competing gallantly with my friendly rivals, embracing the big ass challenges. Thank you people be there and to be there with me, as Jon said with me tonight, "Don't worry, we're all assless at TAD, you're among friends." Feel like home, even it's far away, physically, just superficially physically.

Sorry Linkin Park, I like your songs, but I will never, never trade this life for anything different.

(Photograph by Duong Hoang Hai Binh, best damn buddy of the world)

Jon Neimeister: One.... two.... FIVE!!!!!!
Duc Truong Huyen: three sir!
Jon Neimeister: WHAT.... is your name?
Duc Truong Huyen: It is Duc, King of HoaHung blackmarket
Jon Neimeister: WHAT!!!!... is your quest?
Duc Truong Huyen: To seek the Holy Brush
Jon Neimeister: WHAT!@#*^!*&@^#... is the air speed velocity of an unladen swallow?
Duc Truong Huyen: What do you mean, painted swallow or drawn swallow?
Jon Neimeister: What? I... What's the differenc-AAUUUGH
Duc Truong Huyen: Hoow doow you knoow soo much aboout swoloows?
Jon Neimeister: You have to know these things when you're at TAD, ye'know.
Just another ordinary day at TAD

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Random thought

"Burning passion is not the fuel for your career, it's the engine and money is the actual combustible material."
Duc Truong Huyen

Saturday, July 23, 2011

EXPOSÉ 9 is released

It has been 5 years since the very first time I laid my eyes on EXPOSÉ book and back then I wish I could be in.

This year's EXPOSÉ 9 will feature 2 of my artworks and one of them got Excellence in environment award.

A dream come true, so let's move on.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Random thought

"Design, in my opinion, is a very accurate science. A good design can be invented, measured, studied and then become standard."
Duc Truong Huyen

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Peter Paul Rubens's Old Man - Master study

My Master study from one of Peter Paul Rubens's Old Man, those beard is such a painful work.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Rembrandt's portrait - Master study

My Master study from one of Rembrandt's self portrait, pretty fast one, about 3 hours.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

More battle scenes

Recent works, I tried to apply some color scheme and composition learned in Jason's class.

Story of a Tree

This is both my personal project and self-training, as using a tree template I want to put it in multiple environments, in each environment, the tree have it's unique appearance.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sam Dillemans - The Madness In The Detail

The awarded documentary Sam Dillemans, a famous Belgian painter living in Antwerp. I love his attitude about art and living.
Stay motivated

Mastery - George Leonard

This book is recommended by Marshall Vandruff in his... well... tremendous lists so we will begin will most fundamental stuff.
Have fun summer with inspirations folks.

You can buy it at: Amazon bookstore
Stay motivated

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Media works

Some portrait works, master studies and others media such as oil and watercolor... Most of them I didn't use before. Indeed a very fun class with John English as our beloved instructor.