Friday, September 26, 2008

IF's Word of the week "Packed"


CoCo loaded up the Choco bar packed with her delicious truffle treats and headed out to make the world right with her chocolate goodness. I did this illustration early this morning. I love to create characters and stories to go along with them.
Meet little Miss Coco Delight. She loves chocolate and believes that is can cure anything from
a bad mood to unemployment. (I wish) Have a smile on me.

46 comments:

Lisa M Griffin said...

Chocolate is truly one of my favorite cures for the blahs... so I think I would love to hope a ride with this little gal. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend. =)

Umbrella said...

I love your illustration! most of all because I could live eating chocolate!

Tomás Serrano said...

Beautiful drawing again. One of the best things that happened when I receive visits like yours are the new discoverings I made retourning to your blog.
Meanwhile Vanessa, my "Salfon" illustrations are from my only children book published. You can made an idea of it. Thankyou

flower girl said...

hmmm... Its just so lovely...I wish I were that little girl with those chocolate!! :)

cata said...

Yes indeed Chocolate teraphy is powerful!!
Beautiful illo Vanessa!
Cata

Connie said...

This is charming and she does have the cure-all here! I shall think of you when I have my chocolate ration (it is good for you!) this evening.

Vicki Smith said...

A nice drawing and story to go with it!

Dot said...

she looks so happy... and who wouldn't be when riding a chocolate bar!

Katie said...

Yours is better. I love chocolate that much too. Really, really cute illustration. Love it. It's dry and sunny and not as hot here. So I could use a piece of that gum too, because I want to be at home and outside, and not think about graphic design.

maplecake said...

love your style! looks like coco's having the time of her life!

Flying Colors said...

Perfect little Coco, she is packed with "sweet spells". Love the colors and her little shelf of Bom-Boms!
Yum :)

Teri C said...

Delightful!

Kristi Valiant said...

Super fun and energetic!

Kris-Tea said...

Aaw! Great idea :)
.yum yum...^^

June said...

I especially love the colour combinations in this piece of work... but now I really, really want some chocolate! Oh dear... and the shops are shut!

Lovely work, I shall revisit your blog often.

murphy girl said...

i hope she is headed over to my house; i could use a pick-me-up about now!

Juan said...

Beautiful illustration Vanessa!!

Kelly B. said...

Oh, This is SOOOO adorable!!!! I love her pure joy and the candy packaging is perfection. Thanks for the smile today!

Debbie Egizio said...

Ok, I'll take a smile!! You are too cute!! I just love your fun illustrations. This girl can't help but make you happy!!

Roberta said...

I think Coco has the right idea... chocolate certainly does make a dark day brighter!

Lovely style!

Asja said...

Wonderful! I believe in healing powers of chocolate, too :)

Bee said...

Definately a cure for all things! Fun vibrant illustration :)

Diana Evans said...

Wonderful work and I really think she could change the world with her chocolate treats!!! yummmmmmmmmmm
....I love that you create cute stories to go with your work...

ms. froggie said...

i'm such a huge geeky fan of your style and work, vanessa...like retro, but not, golden-booky, but not...completely unique and fresh.

and you always give out candy...oh man! :))

INDIGENE said...

Oh honey, there's nothing like chocolate for all ailments! :) Wonderfully done...bravo!

http://indigeneartforms.blogspot.com

Tomás Serrano said...

Vanessa, how can I contact with you? Thank you
Tomás

Pea said...

what a cool illustration . so freah and chocolatty :)

Sylvia Jenstad said...

I agree... chocolate and cute... very powerful!!

soulbrush said...

what a happy illo.

dintoons said...

haha, chocolate - the one and only cure-it-all!! lovely fun design and concept... so much of joy in this work!!
and great story possibilities! thanx for the inspiration!! :)

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

I Love her teeth! She is sooooo cute, I just want to squeeze her. Thanks for your comments, they brighten up my day!

Peter Breese said...

Miss Coco is welcome at my home anytime, so long as she bring the chocolate! Wonderful illustration.

Amy C said...

thanks for visiting me!
Your illustrations the colors and style are so very lovely, I am happy I have discovered them.
I love your banner too.

Brine Blank said...

Really like the old school feel to this! Reminds me of the old Ralphie cartoons style wise...which was one of my favorite groups of toons....(I think there were three but might have only been two...)

Your birthday pic is also great...nice to see multiple styles from an artist and to see them all done so well.

SENTA said...

You never cease to amaze me, what would I do without your wonderful blog?

By the way I finally found a 12x12 envelope so I am sending you some fun stuff this week! Can't wait!!!

Jo1day said...

Wonderful illustration. I love the smile on the little girl's face.

ArtSparker said...

Nice urban feeling, a happy picture.

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh, Vanessa, you just saved me. I hopped here straight from TeriC's sad homeless wanderer and was feeling so blue. But this little sweetie has lifted my spirits again. Chocolate may not cure unemployment, but it sure can cure a heck of a lot.

Goodness, did I read somewhere that the world was running out of chocolate? Oh noooooooo!

Bella Sinclair said...

By the way, I saw your Ruby in my kid's scholastic book order form and I just about screamed!

Carli said...

very cute Vanessa! I think I'll go have some chocolate

SCOTT BURROUGHS said...

Man that's a nice illo- love the face- totally appealing. And the color is rocking. You brought it- AWESOME! Thanks for the comments- you're always very kind and encouraging :)

Bobo said...

This is such a joyful and yummy illustration! Bravo!

Chickengirl said...

This is so gorgeous!! There is this vintage and new feel about your style thats so wonderful. No wonder there are so many comments here!!! :-)

Thanks so much for sharing all the places you like in NYC! There are definitely new places I need to check out! I love purl soho too. I don't go there as much as I should. (its dangerous for me to buy more fabric when I have stacks sitting here.)

Kay Aker said...

Yah, CoCo! I agree chocolate is the ultimate panacea! What a cute character and delightfully retro style!

Kimberly said...

Now that is my kind of ride! This is so sweet:)

Kimberly

travelandsing.com said...

I didn't see this one last week! - it's amazing!! Very beautiful and very magical too. Beautiful work Vanessa - wow!! you're such an amazing artist!!:-)