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

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  12 December 2005
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.
  12 December 2005
Excellent! I love your style very much, she looks great and dangerous
5stars for me, Congratz
  12 December 2005
nice color , i always like your character design and art style , can't wait to see more of your wonderful artwork !
  12 December 2005
You can see more of the art here:

  12 December 2005
Superb work! That chick looks badass!

Nicely done

Id love to see a much bigger picture of the girl without the comic book frame
  12 December 2005
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.
  12 December 2005
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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  12 December 2005
very very cool work !
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  12 December 2005
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.
  12 December 2005
OMG... This is something!
Your style is GREAT!
Lovely textures and colors.

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