Sunday, November 1, 2015

Happy Halloween!

Hey there! Just wanted to show off my Halloween costume this year. I dressed up as Wei Shen this year for Halloween. He's the main character from Sleeping Dogs, a video game from United Front Games.



Lots of work getting those tattoos on.

The game is a real throw-back to old school Hong Kong cinema, most notably old Chinese mafia movies like Hardboiled and A Better Tomorrow.

There's numerous references to tons of action movies that I grew up watching. You can tell that the guys working on the game really loved the sources that they pulled from. The game plays a bit like GTA, with a Batman Arkham style fighting system.



Game Cover by Tyler Stout

Wei Shen is an undercover cop, sent to infiltrate the Sun On Yee triads in Hong Kong. He's deadly, intelligent, and all around bad-ass. The further he gets in with the mafia, the more attached he becomes.

There's not a lot of Asian Main Characters in these types of video games, and I picked up the game because I wanted to support it. The game has a great storyline, and I highly encourage people to pick it up and play.


 


Me in full costume, with a comparison.

(Me)
(Game)


Not bad, right?


It was a bit of effort getting all the tattoos on AND off, but I'd recommend it for a Halloween costume. I found the images of the tattoos courtesy of sleepingdogs.net. 
The artist explains what each Tattoo means, especially to Wei Shen. I printed them off on some temporary tattoo paper, and had my girlfriend Corey place them on me as I ran some water on them. They were a real hit at the party. Everyone thinks I should get them for real.

^_^

I hope you had a safe and fun Halloween. 'Til next time.


Anyhow, enjoy!

-Chad-

Monday, September 14, 2015

ChandarithMoeun Diversity Day Presentation 2014


Hey there! Thought I'd share with you a presentation I made for my old high school. I was invited back to speak at the Civil Rights Team's Diversity Day in 2014. I spent about a week and a half working on this on and off. I updated it with music, soundfx, and credits, and at the behest of my old homeroom teacher, I'm sharing it with you now. ^_^

Anyhow, enjoy!

-Chad-

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Dave and Navah's Wedding Card

Hey there! Been a little while, but I've been busy with freelance and other projects. Lately I was working on another wedding card with Corey Valois for our friends, Dave and Navah. They're big Star Wars and Steampunk fans, so we incorporated that into our designs. Corey did the illustrating, and I painted.

Outside cover: Back and front

Inside


Three cheers for the newlyweds!<3


Anyhow, enjoy!

-Chad-

Sunday, June 29, 2014

FTJ Game Jam Mock Ups

Hey there! Another update of some work I did, which was also another collaborative endeavor. I participated in a game jam called "Fuck This Jam." I got to work on it with Corey Valois, Kyle Kellogg, and Dan Barron. Super fun, can't wait to do more. 

The challenge of the jam was to make a game in one week in a genre we hate. We ALL hate Facebook games so that's what we chose.

"In this game you are a city planner in a place that gets attacked by kaiju (giant monsters) fairly often. You have to strategize how to effectively keep your city running (rebuilding businesses) while simultaneously creating defenses. Businesses give you money for construction and anti-kaiju obstacles."

 Here's some mock-ups that we created.

There's 3 main characters that you interact with: The General (always angry), The Construction Manager (a bit unhinged), and the Secretary (couldn't care less)

The Secretary kind of gives you the brush off. But hey, things are kinda calm.

The kaijus are attacking!


Anyhow, enjoy!

-Chad-

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Hey there! Here's an update of some of the work that I've done recently. My friends Rob and Rhi JUST got married today. The ceremony was very small and sweet, and I was one of the lucky few that were invited. My girlfriend, Corey and I made this card for them. They're big video game and comicbook  fans, so our card reflects that. 


 
Front and Back Cover

Inside of the Card

I wish them all the happiness. ^_^

Anyhow, enjoy!

-Chad

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Grace trailer

Oh, this is a bit overdue. This is a trailer to the short film that I'm directing that will hopefully be out very soon. It's been a slow work in progress, and I can't wait to show you the whole entire thing.



The story is about a young man named Keo (me) who's in love with a girl named Grace (Audrey Claire Johnson) and vents his dilemma to his two roommates, Tim (Kyle Allard) and Emily. (Mina Son)





  

Song Used in the trailer: "Before I knew" by Basia Balut
Rough Trade Records/Hardwood Records



Anyhow, enjoy!

-Chad-

Power Ranger T-shirt Design

Hey everyone! This is a T-shirt design that I created for the We Love Fine's Power Ranger T-shirt contest. I was a finalist, but didn't end up winning. No big. I based this design off of one of my favorite moments from the first movie.
It was a bit tougher than I thought to make a chibi ranger and make his expression sad. 

Anyhow, enjoy!

-Chad-