A photography post

I took advantage of the sunlight this weekend and played around with my camera more. I took these shots of these two new toys in my collection. The craftsmenship of these figures are crazy good. They’re Bishoujo manga-fied renditions of DC Comics female characters. The price is a bit hefty but they’re worth it.

First up is Batgirl.

 

The details are so gorgeous it’s sick. Look at the lashes.

Next up is poison ivy. This one was just released last week and the price tag has increased by $10. Sad face.

Look at her nails…

I’m quite pleased with the quality of the camera in daylight. It’s crisp and the colors are amazing.

February 2012

I recently brought a new camera. A Olympus E-Pen PM1 to be exact. I wanted to upgrade my point and shoot to something that will take crisper detailed pictures without the price and size of a DSLR. I’m liking it so far. The only down point to it is that the indoor shots are not that great. It has a red/yellow muted hue to it and still hard to fix in photoshop. In the daylight here are the results I got.

Reprinted these little guys because they were so popular.

Anything with a yellow tint seems hard to translate on this camera.

Parfait postcards. Did a bit of retouching to this pic.

So far these are all pictures of product shots I needed to take for my shop. I’m heading on out to China this coming April. Maybe I can share my beautiful pics then. And for those in the New York City area, I’ll be at the Spring Anime festival at NYU’s Polytech campus. Hope to see some familiar and new faces. I have a booth there as an artist and it will be my debut at a convention 🙂

Here’s some info

Spring Fest 2012
NYU’s Polytechnic University
March 10, 2012 10 A.M – 4:30 P.M
6 Metrotech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201

and I would appreciate if you guys liked my facebook page. 🙂 Check it out here.

Day Job

I clearly lack the motivation to blog once a week. I’m working the grown up gig now. Doing 9-5 at a big publishing firm. But I vow to you, 2012 will be a better year of updates. Here’s the first post of the year filled with lots of sketches. (and some finals) ♥

Professor Buttface says… Series

I’ll be putting prof. buttface in a series of illustrations based off of famous quotes in books.

First up is Candide. “Excellently observed,” answered Candide; “but let us cultivate our garden.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X-Files and Me

I recently brought season 1 of the X-files. So I decided to make a mini comic about it. This is the first 2 panels. HA. Text is TK.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bacon hair Grandma

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sweater Boy

And I made a facebook page. LIKE IT if you’re awesome!

https://www.facebook.com/MerryHappyStudios

Hello Again. Goodbye Summer

Pages of my sketchbook

“Little Riding Hood All in Black” Pen Sketch

“Sexy Nerd Squid is Fine & Dandy” Sharpie Sketch

“I’m King for a Day…at Medieval Times” Pen on paper, colored in Illustrator

And now to the new stuff I’ve been making!

I know some of you have seen the Bread and Olives bag already and I would like to introduce you all to the I like Saltines bag. Yum! Loved saltines with milk as a kid. You can get these lovely little items at my etsy or bigcartel.

NEW ETSY: http://www.etsy.com/shop/merryhappystudios

BIGCARTEL: http://www.merryhappystudios.bigcartel.com