Thursday, December 11, 2008

Chyna's Very Special Gift


Hello Everyone,
Here is the finished illustration of my character that I have been plugging away at.
I have decided her name would be Chyna. Chyna has this wonderful pen pal
who lives in Hong Kong and she wants to purchase a gift to send her.
Next week I will be working on her pen pal. I haven't come up with a
good name as of yet. If you have one let me know.
Have great day Everyone!

25 comments:

INDIGENE said...

Oh love, I adore her! She's a beautiful little girl and worth all your hard work! :)

yoon see said...

Cute little girl with a great heart for friends!
How about Tsu San, I really miss my best friend, she is in Singapore now!
Another good friend is in UK, her name is Siew Hoon.

mystele said...

absolutely wonderful!!!

Fannie said...

Great illustration, Vanessa! I can't wait to learn Chyna's friend's name. ;-D

Enjoy your day!

kathy hare said...

Oh Vanessa, she is gorgeous..

LuLu said...

Bonjour Vanessa! Chyna is adorable, love her sweet face and her green boots! How about Tsu Lin? It is the name of a friend's daughter, adopted in China but who turned out to be more Korean ... Have a great day! LuLu

Meridth Gimbel said...

Just delightful Vanessa!! I'm impressed at how prolific you are through thick and thin times. I'm more snail-like in nature.

...can't wait to see Chyna's friend!

tanaudel said...

Yan (best friend in primary school)?

I love the way Chyna looks thoughtful, but pleasantly so - not stressed!

palma tayona said...

chyna's very "pixie-looking" hehehe. i figure she has a quirky, cheerful caharacter.

would her best friend be male or female? can't wait to see him/her.

julie king said...

love this illustration, particularly how chyna is such a bold presence in the foreground and the city is simpler lines in the back! this is my first visit to your blog and i'm so enjoying it.

Tomás Serrano said...

I suggest you "Kinchi". For my daughter Paula kinchi just means something like pal...

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Hello All, You really got me going and I'm charged!!! I thank each and everyone of you for leaving such great energy and comments. It's got me thinking really hard and happily doing so! he he he. This is great! Thanks again and have a fabulous weekend.

Kelli said...

Hi Vanessa,

Your illustrations are beautiful. I am the owner of Hot Peas and Butter Gifts in East Orange and I am looking for some illustrations for a future project. I am also hosting a Christmas Gift Fair in Orange and if you are free would love for you to stop by. We will have free crafts for kids. If you are in the neighborhood, stop by. God bless.

Sincerely,
Kelli Copeland
www.hotpeasandbutter.com

Peter Breese said...

Adorable, she looks like she will be a fun character to work with. You're cookin' here I can smell it! Lots of great feedback my friend. Couldn't happen to a more deserving person.

Cheers!

yoon see said...

How about Pei San, She-Na, Shi Yin, Sze Hue.....

Vanessa said...

Such a gorgeous illustration. Luv your colour choices, very vibrant!

aimee said...

she is ADORABLE!

Kay Aker said...

Great look! Full of your characteristic pizazz!

enigma said...

aw this is so pretty!

Kelly B. said...

She is sooo adorable! I love love love your work!

benedikta atika said...

she's really cute :) aww i can't wait to see her pen pal.
best regards from Indonesia :)

Chickengirl said...

Hong kong! I was born in Hong kong!

I love how your characters are always so stylishly dressed :-)

Ohh and I can't believe you took Cheryl's class at SVA too! Very cool! Alot of people say great things about her. I actually took a small workshop with her before...and knew she was a great teacher.

Have a great holiday and all the best to you in 2009!

Marian Fortunati said...

Everytime I see your work, it makes me smile...
You have such a nice gift in your abilities to bring happiness to your viewers!

Meridth Gimbel said...

Honestly Vanessa you are sooo incredibly fast! You just shoot out brilliant illustrations every two seconds. How in the world do you do it?!?! I'm slow as molasses. Anyway... hope you are having the most wonderful New Year. I think you're tops!!

Allyson Haller said...

This is super cute, I love the colors and the quirky smile on her face!

I had a lot of fun today looking through you blog posts with my morning cup of coffee. and I also wanted to say thanks for the feedback on my submission to IF. It's much appreciated!