Xiao Fu in the Summer.

Guess what this lady has been up to?

Woot! Wearable art! I’ve been developing my brand and characters these past 6 months and I’m super excited to reveal this. This is the first new product of mine in a while and I am so happy with the results. It is also a new medium of mine to play with so look out for more in the future. Also notice the new logo. A website is in the works as well as possibly some PVC figures. Crossing my fingers that the brain juice will continue to work and get inspired. ^-^

The design on this shirt was based off of a tiger plushie I made 2 years ago for a art gallery show. It was inspired by my first trip to China with my family and I saw all these amazing folk art. Xiao Fu is in the same set of designs as Boba pig below. They will be an entire line of animal people as well. 😀

Here is a picture of me after I ripped apart the box and immediately put on the shirt in it’s instagrammed glory.

Also would appreciate some love on my facebook page. It’s lonely.

https://www.facebook.com/MerryHappyStudios

New Character post

I’ve always strayed from drawing and creating animal characters because I have a bias towards drawing cute fuzzy animals. Secretly I was also scared that what I created would be so influenced by other graphics I see out there that it would become a blur, unrecognizable and another character we can throw upon a pile. Ex) Monkeys. Tons out there. Most memorable one would be Paul Frank/Tony Millionaire but then there are companies likes Aeropostale and billions of other tween companies that have monkey’s.

My usual dose of characters all have a food obsession and wear it for fashion. So after doing some paintings for the gallery project back in February I realized how animals and my human characters can go hand in hand. Half of the characters created for that show were influenced by Chinese Folk Art. (Piggie painting and tiger felt plush) So I took my paintings and decided to digitally illustrate them. First in the series is the piggie and I’ve been playing with her for a few weeks now. It would be great if I can somehow incorporate my original plans to make the colorful lines in the black costume fluorescent. I dropped a teaser on my flickr of her last week to compare it to the painting but here I am formally introducing my newest character…

There’s a back story to her. For now it might not be visible only for copyright/tracing reasons. But I’m planning on illustrating a little picture book with her in it and I have some vinyl stickers in the works. I already have some glossy note cards printed and in the mail coming to me so I can upload some pictures this weekend. Yay! I’m so excited my head might explode. I just want some personal time to push out all the ideas in my head onto paper.

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I finally did it. After much procrastination I finally got myself some Moo Postcards done. I can’t wait until I’m able to smell that crisp newly printed goods.

These are some of the designs I’ve submitted for the pack of 20.

I’ve been slacking lately. I need to catch up with my homework, work work and designing more characters. I can’t rely on working off the dessert midgets forever.

My health has been declining lately as well. I don’t know what’s causing all this. I don’t feel stressed so it can’t be that. But, I’ve put off the doctor’s visit for too long. I made an appointment and I’m going this Friday. I pray that I’m healthy and what’s happening is merely a allergic reaction.

PROMO of the WEEK: Even though I get nothing from it.

Thursday night I went to a advanced screening of SEXDRIVE. It is so funny, so you get a chance, go catch it. But, it isn’t for people who can’t take perverse jokes and such. Seeing how I am a perverse joker, I loved it.

I don’t get anything from this promo but I did get a wicked hand held fan and a too tiny tshirt for me before the screening. But still, I got something right? haah Look at their website and see the dancing donut.

Chipped Teeth and Champagne

Yes, I chipped my tooth. The big tooth in the back of my right side to be exact. Now, its a bothersome pointed edge slicing the side of my tongue at every movement. I have weak teeth. I need to drink more milk. Perhaps chocolate milk will make it better. heheh. Yeah, that will do.

As casually mentioned in the last post, I am back from the photo shoot. And no, sadly I didn’t get a chance to take any pictures. It would have been quite disrespectful to the photographer that day, which btw is a fabulous nice man. It was a tiring day because I was there from 8-6. But it was a nice experience for me. It fascinates me how natural those kids were at it. They were working it at age 6. And a offer had been proposed to me to continue working beyond the internship at my job. I’m excited yet sad at the same time. That means, less time to have fun the final year before I would graduate but it also means that I would earn more money and gain more experience.

I’m a bit torn right now. I have no time for anything these days. Designing my own characters, friends, my bf or even hanging out in the city.

Other than that, I was finally able to list my new magnets onto my etsy. yeah that took awhile. I finished designing one more character to the set. Miss Blueberry. It took me a long time to finish all this. I hope to have about 15 or so of these characters.

Meet the crew.

Miss Blueberry is slowing starting to be my favorite. haha look at her braces!

Their all happy on my fridge.

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Friday Musings

The weekend is suppose to be hot. HOT HOT HOT. 90 degrees and above yet right now it looks as if it will rain. I sure hope it doesn’t. I’m finally having a get together dinner with some old friends and rain will sure bring it down. Hopefully the sun will come out soon.

Some new things I’ve been working on are more girls illustrations. This time, I wanted them to be a bit more mature looking with fantastic looking hair. Have I got that affect down?

I’m getting excited in doing more of the girls. I’ve been sketching a lot in my lately and perhaps I was hoping I could have a Digi Doodle Post every week. I would post a original of the sketch and a digital version after I got my fingers and hands at it. Sounds fun to me especially since I’ve got so many characters in my book that I would love to see colored in. I will get to that next week hopefully.

Speaking of next week, I start working on Monday. I’m nervous and scared and don’t know what to wear. AI’S.

YEEE!!!

Introducing the New and Old Snack girls. They will soon become sticker and card form and available in a store other than my own. Yippee. So Excited. That’s the update for now. I just got my huge comic book order and I’m giddy. Going to rip open the package and read. Will take pics later for comic book fans.

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President’s Day Weekend

Can you believe it? My school is opened and ready for classes on Monday. I really need a break. I want to sit home and relax with the box of chocolates my bf gave me and watch a continuous marathon of Chinese drama’s. In other words, I WANT TO BE A PIG FOR A DAY! haha. Now, I have to cram my homework to hand in Monday since we don’t have a day off. But I really just want to work on my designs for my etsy. GAHHH!!

But, I’m planning to make a new 3 card set. Not sure whether to make postcards or greeting cards. The postcards are not doing so well for me. Haven’t sold much of those. If anyone else has suggestions on what I should do with these designs, please feel free to email me or comment here.

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JUMPY

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NOSEDRIP

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CATNIP, Professor Catnip, and Catnip’s smiley bum >_<