Hard Boiled To The Max, Hoang Nguyen (2D)

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Old 12 December 2005   #1
Hard Boiled To The Max, Hoang Nguyen (2D)

Title: Hard Boiled To The Max
Name: Hoang Nguyen
Country: USA
Software: Photoshop

I was going through my comic collections and came across some really old comics. It brought back allot of happy memories, of childhood. There just something magical about holding it in your hand. The cheap newsprint and that musty smell.

I thought it would be neat to create a mock-up comic. I always love those old pulp magazines; and wanted to create something old and something new. Sort of my take on it. I didn't follow any guideline, just took some liberty.

Anyway, I started this a while back, right after the "Master & Servant" challenge. I've been working on and off for the past few months. It took me roughly about 60 hours to finished the painting. I had fun designing her jacket and coming up with those silly titles. The painting and all the texts were created in photoshop 7

Let me know what you guys think, comments are welcome.
Old 12 December 2005   #2
Excellent! I love your style very much, she looks great and dangerous
5stars for me, Congratz
Old 12 December 2005   #3
nice color , i always like your character design and art style , can't wait to see more of your wonderful artwork !
Old 12 December 2005   #4
You can see more of the art here:

Old 12 December 2005   #5
Superb work! That chick looks badass!

Nicely done

Id love to see a much bigger picture of the girl without the comic book frame
Old 12 December 2005   #6
nice style~~~~~~~the girl is very very cool~~~~~I like this picture~~~~~good job~~~~~
May God bless the grieving families,and may God continue to bless china.
chinese people..don't cry..a za a za fighting.
Old 12 December 2005   #7
I like all the details in this image!

One of the best i ever seen!
Problems are nothing else than thorny chances.

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Old 12 December 2005   #8
very very cool work !
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Old 12 December 2005   #9
Jeez, really impressive work on the gun! Is that a texture, or did you do the rendering via lots and lots of individual strokes? Or maybe both? Either way, this is totally badass. The magazine looks really cool too - battered and used. This image is completely to my liking!
Satellite Soda.
And a gallery.
Old 12 December 2005   #10
OMG... This is something!
Your style is GREAT!
Lovely textures and colors.

Only 5 starZZZ!
My gallery: BlackBastet.net.ru
Old 12 December 2005   #11
Knock me off my feet why donít you!!!
JUST great love the style and the approach you take to your work an amazing result!
Old 12 December 2005   #12
Cripes, that's amazing! Awesome work, I wanna read it!
Boarini Pictures
Old 12 December 2005   #13
wooow!! that is really cool. cover effect is very well done!! keep up.
Old 12 December 2005   #14
Excellent work indeed, just one thing though I'm not a fan of Nazi memorabilia
Old 12 December 2005   #15
Here is the painting before I added the wear-and-tear book:

Thanks to everyone for your feedback and kind words
Monk2 : I did paint the gun from scratch, and added a metal texture to help pop it out a bit.
Blakjak: Please take it with a grain of salt, I'm working on a WW1, action adventure comic book and it does them in there. I hope to one day be able to finish it.
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