Friday, April 23, 2010

If's Ahead


Sure Richy was tall for his age and still wore his sneakers
on the wrong feet, but Zack and Tyrone
would put his over active pituitary gland to work
to get the trio Ahead.
Nobody dare step to these nerd boyz. These boys
had a wonderful relationship and even put a tall roof
on their tree just for Richy. Ain't frienship grand?

56 comments:

NANCY LEFKO said...

Wonderful !!

roberta baird said...

Grand it is!!! Best buddies for life I'd say!
You fill your characters with such love Nester!

Susan said...

Nerds are so smart - they look pretty impressed with themselves! Who wouldn't want a Richy in their corner? Wonderful work as always Vee, the kids are adorable!

Here's to friendship!

Silke said...

How fun! Great illustration and the little story made me smile! :) Hugs, Silke

emily said...

Great concept, wonderful illustration :)

Manelle said...

I love your stuff. Your sense of design is fantastic!

TJ Lubrano said...

Awesome awesome pose of the little dudes! No one will mess with them ^_^!! Again I love the words you used to accompany your piece!

Have a great weekend!! Ciao! Xoxo!

Ces said...

Yes! Yes! What a grand friendship. I think Ricky later became the center for the Toronto Raptors or was it The San Antonio Spurs? Oh oh oh that's right! He was the actor who played Jaws.

What a grand illustration Vee and most of all the idea of those boys putting up a tall roof on the tree house. That melts my heart. Oh what we won't do for someone we love - almost nothing really - well, except stepping on poop, but even that I may do it if it made you happy. EEEk!

salli s. swindell said...

super great concept. the linework is stellar! and the little highlights are perfect. cute story.

Pencil Pocket said...

Wonderful as ever!! :) Love the fresh colours on the blog too Vanessa! Gorgeous!

Tamara Henderson said...

this is a great one! i like sneakers on the kids!

k.h.whitaker said...

Love it Vanessa, the converse are a very nice touch. My son loves his converse shoes.

Glen Batoca said...

Hi Vanessa!
This is very nice, beautiful style and color to form a beautiful composition!
:-)

Diana Evans said...

oh what a wonderful piece..so fun and the bandage on the knee...priceless...you are always into the fine details!!! and I love it!!!!

Have a wonderful weekend Vanessa!!!

Hugs
Diana

michael robertson said...

I love it!- not only do you draw the best kids, but they're always decked out in the best duds! another brilliant piece, V! have a great weekend.

ColeAndJosephine said...

The story is really the icing on the cake!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Manelle, thanks so much for stopping by.

Mechelle said...

Vanessa I love your adorable illustrations! These guys are like the three musketeers.

Lisa M Griffin said...

Your characters always have such spunk and presence... they must get it from their "creator". ;)
Just love the stance of the two boys in the front, along with their little smirks.
Great entry and share. Have a wonderful weekend.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Are you sure that isn't *ME* instead of Richy??? Because I was ALWAYS waaay taller than my classmates!
And yay rah nerds! We rock!!!! :D

XXOO!!
Anne

Redheaded Stepchild said...

I love the 'tude of the boys - perfect. (I wonder where that comes from?) Thanks for making me smile today, you have a habit of doing that! :)

ValGalArt said...

charming! :) hi gurl ;)

Abz said...

i likey!! :)

T.L. Holmes said...

LOVE IT! Especially the "What you gonna do NOW" look of smuggy-ness on their sweet faces!! :)

Juliette Crane said...

this is adorable and i just love the background!

xoxo, juliette

rachel awes said...

friendship sure is grand.
i appreciate your blogilly kind!
i bet you have great tennis shoes!
your creation of these boys
is awesome fun. x

nidhi said...

awesome work!

Roberto Marín said...

A good digital work, good drawing.
I dont know enough english to tell this: la computadora puede ayudarte en todo menos en el dibujo, si no sabes dibujar ella no te sirve, y veo que tu eres una excelente dibujante.Felicitaciones

Gina said...

That is sooo cute!

Jane Wilson said...

So cute! I had to LOL when I saw this one. My son wears a Size 15 shoe! That's right 15! And the doctor says that he hasn't finished growing!

Amalia K said...

WOW, they're COOL looking nerds, V!!! I love this story... you know, one of the things I like about nerds is that they stick together no matter what! (^_^) oxx

Shirley said...

GOOOOSH, I LOVE this, Vanessa! From concept through awesomely cool execution, this is an A++++ in my book. You're amazing!! Hugs to you - miss you!

Heather said...

Love it! Nerd boyz rule! ...and so do the Chuck Taylors (converse) my kids are wearing them, now, too!!!!

jazzlamb said...

Waah!Nerds are aways cool! And the illustration+your description does make it sound so darn grand! I love it:)

Owl Eng said...

those characters are really cool! love their expressions

Brad said...

oh vanessa, this is soooo awesome! i love your use of color. i really think you draw some of the best kids around. they are always just so perfect and stylish.

Ann Pilicer said...

How Great! You are so fast! Quick thinking! What an excellent illo! They are so workin the tude! ha!

Jack Foster said...

This is so great Vanessa! Love the "nerds"!! Your artwork is always from the heart. I love that! The colors and background are perfect. Love the details... Like the ban-aid on Richy's knee. Nice!

Sandra said...

Awesome illo. I love your style and the idea is so cute and fun. Great job.

Bella Sinclair said...

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Oh boy, Nester, I am laughing so hard over here! These are three adorable and righteous little dudes. Poor Richy. Gets his head cut off all the pictures. You said it, girl, friendship IS grand.

You know, I'd take a nerd over a jock any day.

Ken said...

lovely style here! Im liking it...

Megan Coyle said...

Grand indeed!

These two characters are adorable. I love their glasses :)

Tomás Serrano said...

Always you give a funny story with an excellent drawing.

Ellen Byrne said...

Again, you are a genius!!

Connie said...

Cheerful and touching image and the shoes are brilliant.

Lucy said...

Great job! I love the difference in height... (that is always a topic of debate and comparison in our house).. but friends forever nonetheless. Sweet story.

JNESS said...

Truly Excellent work!

Joy Steuerwald said...

What a wonderful gang! They have such personality and I'm sure will be BFFs! Your story that goes with them is perfect and I can see a book about them for sure! Always love to see what you're up to and what's up next!

aimee said...

Hi Vanessa! Just noticed you won one of Tara's soaps and I realized I hadn't been by to say hi for a long time. We still love our Ruby books - especially the makeup episode with Ro. Hope all is well! Looks like you have been up to some great doodly goodness lately! xo, Aimee

SonatasWelt said...

Wonderful illustration!!! The boys are lovely!!!
Sonata

donny* said...

HI-larious! love this one, vanessa. like i wouldn't, ha. my pen never fails to get sketchin when i visit your blog. so, a big ole thanks to you.

Kay Aker said...

I'm awestruck by your talent!

Dayle's Painted Diary-Dayle Dodwell said...

Love it great personality. Your expressions are wonderful Vanessa.

Rachelle said...

I love the description for this. :) The illustration has such beautiful colors too!

thefridayfrog said...

faannnnnnnnntastic! ")))

Ana said...

wow he's really tall.
Love it <3
I love the look on their faces(though there's a face I cannot see I can certainly imagine his expression)...they seem really proud and confident. Cool kids.