a merry meecka christmas

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a merry meecka christmas

Post by mr cow » Sun Dec 23, 2007 2:04 pm

hi all! i decided to pimp some of my wife's work for this post since this photo is kinda related to one of my comics. but mainly i just love the photo. jen hand-made an entire miniature forest complete with a tiny christmas tree and itty-bitty presents. then covered the entire thing in fake snow and placed all these meeckas in it that a friend sculpted for me a couple years back. then, being the photographer that she is, shot a picture of it for our christmas cards this year. it's awesome because, well.. it's awesome. but also because it saved me from having to draw something up this very busy year. yay!

anyhoo- she'd love to hear what you think, so leave a comment if you have the time. thanks! and merry christmas!

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Post by shauno » Sun Dec 23, 2007 8:49 pm

Wow, that looks like a lot of work, but the result is great, nice idea. I love the little characters in there too, Merry Christmas!

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Post by willmj » Mon Dec 24, 2007 1:52 am

love those little figures! the whole picture feels like a snow globe... it makes me want to shake my laptop! :D

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Post by EricPineda » Mon Dec 24, 2007 12:55 pm

Thats awesome! Love it!

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Post by Muffin » Wed Dec 26, 2007 8:49 am

so extremely adorable, mike! Tell your wife she's quite a handy! The sculpting work is so good.
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Post by Plognark » Wed Dec 26, 2007 11:33 am

That is so cool! :shock:

Oh, and, what the heck is a meecka???

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Post by kidnemo » Thu Dec 27, 2007 8:57 am

Super cute.

I always want to do stuff like that, bust out the sculpey and make some figures n' such...

but it's just so much easier to open up photoshop and doodle a bit.
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Post by fizzgig » Fri Dec 28, 2007 11:37 am

very cute!
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Post by Og » Mon Dec 31, 2007 11:20 am

That is really great, Mike. I didn't know Jen was so talented.

You know what would be really fun? A strip where she made the background and you drew characters over it.

Hmm. Animated? Did somebody say claymation?

:)

It looks really great, really appealing. Tell her Great Work!
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Post by jdalton » Mon Dec 31, 2007 4:29 pm

Must be the comicker in me, but like Og, all I can think of is the potential for using such a technique in comics. She'd want to have a limited number of sets, I expect, and making the characters would be a lot of work, but it would be pretty cool. Sort of the same genre as those webcomics people make using photos of action figures, only about a thousand times better (and slightly less work than claymation).
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Post by Anteater » Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:22 am

That was a really nice combination of photoghraph and illustration.
Although it is a photo, it has the "staged" quality of, for example, a painting.

I think you could have left the shutter open a bit longer, to get some focus on the background as well. We can often recognise a painting, however realistic it may be, by the fact that everything is in focus. So if you had a wider range of focus, you might get that "half-photo" effect :)

Lovely little caracters, fun to see some different crafts come together.

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Post by mr cow » Wed Jan 02, 2008 9:24 am

hey guys! thanks for all the kind words. i'll forward this to jen so she can read what you all said.

a comic would be cool! but a lot of work. i'm not sure either of us would have the time for it- but you never know. i'd love to collaborate with her on something, that's for sure! :)
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Post by campy22 » Wed Jan 02, 2008 9:29 am

Oh wow!..this is SO cool!

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