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Hanh Nguyen
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My name is Hanh Nguyen and I began drawing after having a vivid dream about a girl being held prisoner by an ancient tree. She ended up becoming my first OC and inspired me to keep drawing since. My artistic goal is to never lose the joy for art and to create illustrations. My absolute favorite thing is hearing viewer feedback.

My drawing style can be summed up as semi-realistic fantasy, but I like to dabble in other forms of art too. Currently I am studying to become a pastry chef.

"Diversity of opinion about a work of art shows that the work is new, complex, and vital. When critics disagree the artist is in accord with himself. We can forgive a man for making a useful thing as long as he does not admire it. The only excuse for making a useless thing is that one admires it intensely. All art is quite useless."
~Oscar Wilde

Studio Rats Art Show + Update

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 29, 2014, 11:37 AM

Well I might as well put this subscription to some better use. I've been very busy lately and ignoring dA in the process. I swear I check nearly every day but it's only for maybe 5-10 minutes at a time to sort through my messages. So here's what I've been up to:

  • I got a job as a work study at my school tutoring ESOL students. I was hoping to use my wages to save up for my dental work but I've been spending it on school supplies instead.
  • Still, I've managed to save $560 so far for my teeth fund by putting away all of my birthday and Christmas money. Big thanks to Pretty-Angel and CodenameParanormal for the donations. Love you guys!
  • I bought dental insurance though so that should help a lot when it comes to paying for things. 
  • I got two third place finishes and one honorable mention at my school's annual student art show which is the best finish I've received in the three years I've participated. I tied with one of my friends for the most ribbons won by a student in a single art show. On one hand, I'm always happy to place, and I'm even happier with the prizes. On the other hand, I was hoping my 3D entry would've placed higher. This is the first time my 2D pieces have ever won anything and that actually disappoints me because the drawing I entered wasn't something I worked very hard on. I put in work that I was proud of in the past and got nothing, and this year I throw in an ink drawing because it was there and whatever and I freaking get an honorable mention.
  • I am now the Vice-President for my school's art club, the Studio Rats.

Speaking of art club, part of the reason I've been so busy is because of the work I've been doing for the club. Last month, we put together our own art show on campus called "What is Art?" We had traditional paintings, drawings, sculptures, and ceramic pieces but also included chocolate showpieces, a free form candle sculpture, and one person had an installation piece. We spent  8 hour days for a week setting it all up so I want to show my watchers the fruits of our labor. All of the works and the whole set up was done by students in the club.


The room was rather small but I think we managed to utilize our space well and put together an interesting show. The shoe sculptures you see below was what opened our show. We used tempura paint to place footprints from each entrance in the building and had them all leading towards the gallery room.

Notable Works:

Charcoal drawings by Hannah Cruz (Dracorium

Acrylic paintings by Hannah Cruz (Dracorium)


Acrylic painting by Thiang Uk

Chocolate showpiece by Hanh Nguyen and Wallace Hill Lowery III. Don't forget to check out my other account with my pastry work. DictatorDelights

Ceramic plate by Valentina Trinidad

Acrylic painting by Patricia Singer

Chocolate showpiece by Paul & Cora

Ink drawing by Hannah Cruz (Dracorium)

Chocolate showpiece by Amanda and Janette

  • Mood: Thrilled
  • Drinking: coffee with condensed milk


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8ClockworkPurple8 Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the :+devwatch:
8ClockworkPurple8 Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Alembic-Lynx Jun 28, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks much for the :+fav: and the comment [link]
pritthish May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hello stranger! :)
Long time no see.
pritthish May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
indeed! You seemed to have forgotten me!! :(
I haven't forgotten. School's just been eating up all my time.
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You're telling me that if I mix the peanuts and raisins myself I can save 50 dollars a year on trail mix?
Duh. And don't forget to throw in a few M&M's for color and flavor. Actually one of my high school clubs did that and sold the trail mix.
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