Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Where the Sweet Things Are

This weeks prompt for WAWE was ," Create a Wild Things scene or characters"
I love this book, but the movie left me feeling very sad. I prefer the book!
Have a sweet week everyone!

43 comments:

ratu lakhsmita indira said...

...
you're so making me cry :')
reminds me of my childhood nostalgia.
thnx for posting this.
Have a sweet week to you too!

Ginger*:) said...

I prefer the book as well. This is a very sweet and lovely version of those wildly sweet things.

Cheryl Lynn said...

Your rendition is beautiful, girlie! I've heard that the movie didn't measure up to the book. Not cool.

Have a wonderful week, and stop by and see me!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

thanks ladies now let the sweet rumpus start!!! I'm going through Zoe's trick or treat bag! It's already started for me he he he he!

MONICA said...

Amazing illustration, Vanessa!!
thanks for make me happy :)
Hugs and kind regards an nice week.

Gabriele Pasqualino said...

great drawing! i agree, i also felt like the movie was kinda aimless

Kelly Light said...

Awesome- GIRL gone Wild!

Diana Evans said...

Hi Vanessa!!! this is so so awesome....I love it and teh cupcake!!! I never read it or saw the movie so I will have to read the book first!!!

Hugs
Diana

Shirley said...

OOOOOOOOOhhhh Nessa!! You leave your distictively brilliant mark on everything you do. This is so wonderful. I have to see the movie!! Have you checked out this?: http://www.terribleyelloweyes.com/
It's already passed, but what an amazing exhibit. I saw this on Cally's blog (http://callyjanestudio.blogspot.com/)....thanks so much Cally! Check it out when you have time. Hugs to you, Vanessa!

Eric Barclay said...

Wonderful! I enjoyed the movie, but I also prefer the book.

Stel.la said...

love these characters!

Loni Edwards said...

Oh how adorable! Fantastic Vanessa :)

Renee said...

Vanessa I am crazy about it.

Love to you dear friend.

Renee xoxoxo

glorv1 said...

I love it to, just like everyone else. Have a great week and thx for stopping by my DIA day and for your nice comment. (also thx for following)

Katherine L. White said...

I love the book too which is why I went to see the movie. The movie was sad, but I thought, this is the boys imagination when he's upset. There's a monster who is shy, one who is fun, one who is mean, and one who stomps his feet. Anyway, I thought it was brilliant. Awesome illustration too.

nina seven said...

oh so cute! LOVE the cupcake! I haven't seen the movie yet, now I don't think I want to!

Heather said...

What sweet wild things. The Jewish Contemporary Musuem in San Francisco has an exhibit of Sendak's work right now--I took the kids to see it. However the website has some neat stuff on it and I wanted to pass that along to you.

Ken said...

well, your image leaves me feeling happy! Great stuff :D

Léo-Vinh said...

beautiful illustration, reminds me so much things...

Shirley said...

Whenever you have time (which I know you don't)..that site is awesome...and I know you'd love to see it...but it'll be there when you can kick up your heels and grab a warm cuppa joe, or a cold iced tea and relax. (Does that ever happen for me? Naaaa...) but hopefully you will get to at some point! Always wonderful to hear from you - I will keep you posted, too. Can't believe it's already WEDNESDAY! Gotta get to work! Hugs to you, my dear friend.

Ken said...

haha the handsomeness is called artistic license!! I love your new avatar btw

Renee said...

Oh Vanessa, how I love you.

xoxoxo

michael robertson said...

I love it, vanessa! what a great idea...you've done it again!

Bella Sinclair said...

AAAHHHH! I'm just WILD about this one!!! I love that book, and the look on her face is SO VANESSA! It's absolutely perfect. You know, I made a Max costume for my daughter last year for her school in Tokyo, and the sad thing was, most of her friends (it was an international school) had no idea who Max was. I said, "WHUH??? It's a CLASSIC!"

MONICA said...

Hi Vanessa! nice day :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTKHpiL7oAA

Tomás Serrano said...

Vanessa, today is the day!!! I´ve just receipt your WONDERFUL pack. I´ve just skimmmed through your fabulous book and I feel like going home to read it and enjoy it!
It´s gorgeous! It goes without sayng that your grasshopper is a top one! I saw it in your blog. Vanessa, you´re a great artist, and even better, a charming person.

Amy Farrier said...

So great! Your style and characters with a nod to the original muted pastels and scratchy lines. Plus, a cupcake! And I'm with you on the movie: beautiful, primal, and sad...

rmsmi said...

Funny, great take on the Wild Things! Great style and texture as always.

Sascratch said...

aweeeee i love this book so much!!!! haven't seen the movie though, but i shall! the characters in ur drawings are super awesome and max and the gang are awfully cute! yumm he sure is making me hungry with that cupcake :D

jennifer said...

I love stopping by your blog. Not only are your creations amazing, but I love reading your comments. You're like sunshine to read. (cheesy, I know.)

Glen Batoca said...

Belo trabalho!Very beautiful work,congratulations Vanessa!

caren said...

Vanessa ~ Darling picture! I haven't seen the movie but like you I love the book!

Patricia González Palacios said...

Beatiful blog, greetings paty

Heather said...

I'm glad you liked the link. I'm amazed at how you are able to keep up with your blog, and comments with all the other work that you do. You are inspiring!

MONICA said...

¡Hi Vanessa! have a nice week :)

Christy Croll (tiddly inks) said...

Yeah, I am not sure I wanna see the movie...I love the book and the movie looks so dark.

Love this version though. :)

Peter Breese said...

Beautiful illo V. I did hear this was a sad flick and I'm bummed to hear that since I absolutely love the book.

wendy w. lee said...

yea, same here-I like the book better and thought the movie was a bit depressing. :(
I love your version!

ArtSparker said...

I agree with you about the film, see,s childhood should allow for a bit of escapism before grim reality sets in. Congratulations on the book, which Tomas has highlighted on his blog.

Angela Meijer said...

I just love this! I liked the movie, but found it sad as well.

Emily said...

Too sweet for sure!
Wonderful take on the classic! I just love seeing how each wild thing out there is individual yet familiar!
Cheers!

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