Friday, August 21, 2009

Meet Davelean

Hello There,
Meet Davelean. She is just one of the newest
characters that I have had the pleasure to
work on. I love developing character for
books. So, of course I want to know what
Yall think. She is about 6 ish or 7.
Have a good one!

37 comments:

Sarah said...

Hi Vanessa,
I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment.
I love your illustrations. Davelean is so beautiful.

Peter Breese said...

Fantastic V!

Owl Eng said...

i have fallen in love with her right after i saw her! i love her strong personalities. She is very beautiful!!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Thanks so much everyone, now lets keep our eyes and fingers and toes crossed and hope that the art director and editor love her too. hee he hee thanks

Kristi Valiant said...

Super cute and full of personality. I especially love the hair!

Charmaine D'Silva said...

She's sooo cute V! Love the expressions and her hair! What's not to love....
xoxo Charm

Janine said...

Hi Vanessa,
This little girl is sooo pretty, I love her hair and her moves.
You were talking about books.
What books?
Can I buy them?
Where?
Please let me know.
I wish you a lovely wekend
Janine

mauricio salmon said...

i love it! very nice character design.

nina seven said...

omg! she is fabulous. so alive and expressive!

linda cardina said...

she is precious just like u!!! hope u are well my talented friend!

xo
linda

Giovanna said...
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Giovanna said...

So lovely!! I love her face! :)
xxx
Have great weekend!
Giovanna
Boho Market

Meridth Gimbel said...

Beyond charming. She's absolutely perfect. Can't wait to see her in more illustrations!

dandeliondog said...

She is so charming! Vanessa, you have an amazing talent for capturing emotion in your characters, and it gives them all such vibrant and endearing personalities and liveliness! (And you make it look so easy!) I wish I could channel some of your talent into my own characters. I love love love the top image of Davelean and her crazy wild hair!!! She's a wonderfully dynamic character!

Alicia Padrón said...

I love her!!!!! She is so fun and alive!!! I think she looks like you :o)

Super adorable!!!

Angela Meijer said...

Davelean looks like she knows how to make any situation fun. She looks like an explorer, and one who makes every day an adventure. I love her hair and her expressions tell all kinds of stories. I love her.

Shell said...

Davelean is adorable. She looks like me when I wake up in the morning with her hair out. I know she is going to have some fun adventures.

Cheryl Lynn said...

Davelean is absitively, posolutely scrumptious! She is obviously the bell of ANY ball! Love you much!

Amy C said...

she is a very special, incredibly cute and totally adorable little girl.

glorv1 said...

I like her face very much and she does appear to be a little feisty and ready to take anything on. Great illustration. Have a great weekend.

Maria Madonna Davidoff said...

This is such an adorable character!

Mighty Kwan said...

Super sassy, silly and stylish sistah!! I love her! Can't wait to see how she continues to develop! Wonderful job Vanessa!! Just Wonderful!!

Jennifer Romans-Smith said...

She is a cutie! I think she has a spunky side and she can also be a little mischievous too!

krisztina maros said...

she's absolutely lovely! i would love to meet her :)

Carla said...

Beautiful! I love how you create your flesh tones. I am still struggling with my tones but at least I have you to be un-official mentor.

nellita said...

Davelean is so beautiful!!! I love this illo!!

Roberta Baird said...

You've really brought Davelean to life Vanessa!

Karin said...

Davelean is so adorable! Wonderful illustration!

MONICA said...

Hi Vanessa!! great expressions in Davelean. Lovely girl. I like very much her orange t-shirt.

Hugs and regards, nice weekend :)

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Thanks to all of you for your comments, I so appreciate each and everyone of them. Now we have to pray that they will love her as much as we do hee he hee! thanks family!

justdoodleit said...

Very nice. She has great hair :)

michael robertson said...

no doubt, they will love her. wonderful character, vanessa!

Bella Sinclair said...

WAAAAAAAHHH! If the art director and editor don't like her, they don't know jack. She is C-U-T-E CUTE! Oh, I just want to pinch those little cheeks and squeeze her till she turns blue and then smother her with kisses. Look at all her expressions! You are the master! She looks like a very playful and charismatic little girl. Good luck with her!

Loni Edwards said...

Oh Davleen is adorable!

Kay Aker said...

Such an vivacious charmer!

caren said...

Vanessa ~ I think she is absolutely adorable!!!!

Jacqueline Hudon-Verrelli said...

She's fantastic - so lively and full of personality. Great expressions. Nice job.