Friday, July 30, 2010

artificial


Chyna's new Seababy adjusted just fine to her new "Artificial" Water play ground.
She promised herself that she would not ruin this one like
she did the Sea Monkey's.

67 comments:

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

OMGosh!!! This is sooooo cute!!! You are DA BOMB!!!
There's a big Cantina party going on that was all Deb's fault, and I did NOT wreck the beer truck....no matter what anyone says!

XXOO!!
Anne...the good driver! Or swimmer, maybe ;)

k.h.whitaker said...

so cute V, thanks for stopping by, I love your water baby, sea monkeys, now that brings back memories too...

Dennis Cornetta said...

Your work never fails to impress me. FANTASTIC work as always!!

Lins Artyblobs said...

I just love the expressions on their faces!

Heather said...

wonderful colors! love her face! Thanks for your visit and your comment. your pictures make me happy!
have a great weekend,
Heather

Junko Miyakoshi said...

What a cute happy illo!
Great work :)

Cheers,
Junko

Cally Johnson-Isaacs said...

So cute and beautiful Vanessa!!

Eric Barclay said...

This is just too cute! I love the spots and textures on that octopus. Wonderful!

rachel awes said...

she is so adorable/as is her sea friends! so glad to be in this blog sea w/you, vanessa!

Tamara Henderson said...

Hey Vanessa!She is an adorable little sweetie pie!!!!I hope everything is going good with you too and thanks for stopping because I know your very busy!I'm doing well in process of moving this weekend packing away and organizing.I will be so happy when it's all over!You have a good weekend and stay cool!

Kactiguy said...

Very cute. Beautifully done!

Kristyna litten said...

you have a great blog, your characters are great

ChasingtheCrayon said...

I really like your work..great characters and fabulous colour!

Amy C said...

She is the cutest little water baby I have ever seen, wishing her lots of luck with her sweet little sea monkey pal!

Eve said...

How pretty! There you go inspiring me again :D Hope you are enjoying your current projects. All that's good!

Sarah Pecorino said...

She is too flippin' cute! It just makes me giggle. Great job :)

roberto said...

Hi Vanessa, delicate color you use for painting, and fun your characters.

Ana said...

Everything`s ok. Thanks for your visit :)
I can almost hear them laughing...so much happiness during these sea adventure, great faces!

bee said...

Just gorgeous Vanessa - her little face is delightful! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog too, your comment just made my day!

Cheryl Lynn said...

I just don't know what to say about this one, Momma! This is the cutest thing I've ever seen! Chyna is adorable and her friends are just fabulous!

You are soooooo talented, it's just crazy!

Jack Foster said...

Hey Vanessa! I didn't realize you were back. I had some catching up to do. Your Diary is so cute... Love the cowboy and this underwater gem is a masterpiece! Wonderful expression and colors. You never disappoint! ... and welcome back.... a little late :o)

Kelly Medina said...

Hi Vanessa! This is so cute! i love the happy little octopus.

Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog. :)

nina seven said...

hey v - very cute water baby and critters. i do so love the new look of your blog..it's so fresh and fun.

Amalia K said...

I had the strangest dream that a lovely bubbling ladybug was tiptoeing into my place and scribbling away a handsome note on my comment page. And it's YOU!!! And you're back!! *huggggggg*

Well, thank you my lovely, for visiting lame ol me. It's been too long since I danced, you see.. heheh.

And you know something else? I want to hug this darling little seababy too! She is just ADORABLE!! (^__^)

Tracy said...

She looks so sweet and happy! Cute illo!

anil ks said...

..beautiful work..love your style..

Maria Bogade said...

This is so cute!

Diana Evans said...

holy cutenesssssssssssssssss!!!! this is so sweet Vanessa just like you my sweet friend!!! love it and thanks for popping by!!!

Hugs
Diana

Jane Grant Tentas said...

That baby mermaid is so darn cute! Great expression!

Gulzar said...

I love this blog! wicked stuffs in here!
Wonderful! very pleasing to the eye :)

Jane Wilson said...

ooooo! she is so cute!

Lisa Graves said...

excellent expressions on all characters! bravo!

Tomás Serrano said...

Ha, ha. Fantastic disguise! Great fish design.

Loni Edwards said...

Hi Vanessa! Fantastic work! I love the expressions, esp. on Chyna's face!

Thanks also for stopping by my blog and leaving such nice comments! You are a sweetie!

Vincent Desjardins said...

This is very cute. I love the character design, your style and color palette and I also love that purple octopus! By the way, thanks for the nice comments you left on my blog posting! They were greatly appreciated.

picapoll said...

Thank you for your words in my blog! Yu've got a really lovely style, I like your work a lot.

debw said...

thank you for the kind words on my blog. i love you work...so cute and playful.

Krista said...

Chef Shiitake was so embarrassed by that incident and sends his deepest regrets!

This is so darn cute, we just threw out the Sea Monsters that never came to life, perhaps we'll try Sea Monkeys next... (or not...)

Sissy Sparrows said...

I have a thing for mermaids....thanks for you wonderful comment! You mermaid is adorable!!!!

Rebekah Leigh said...

Just amazing

nello said...

i love her cheerful expression, and the storyline is too funny! and many many thanks for leaving me such kind words - very inspiring for me!

yoon see said...

Wow! She is a darling mermaid that brings joy to the visitors here.

I wish to have anadventurous day out with you dear cutie!

Andrew Finnie said...

Okay so I finally figured out how to make myself smile. Come and visit your blog! Heh, well your work makes me feel good! So thankyou. Great balance in this one - amazing how you get all those elements working together!!!!!!!!!!

Mechelle said...

What an adorable little mermaid!!

Lisa M Griffin said...

Gorgeous, happy, cheerful fun - Vanessa art! How is your summer going??? I've been missing you!
Lovely share, charming illo, sweet character! ;)

naomi orana said...

so fun! love the cowboy blog, wonderful illustration. great detail :))

Mmm said...

how lovely to meet you , as it were, on my blog. Thanks for the visit. you are so incredibly talented. Whoa. I just ADORE your masthead, btw. Did you colour this in photoshop or illustrator? It must have taken you ages! do you draw your stuff then scan in for digital part or waht?

Pásztohy Lili said...

actually it's not how seababy is in my head i am not sure a seababy should take shape like this little scary but the octopus and its fishmate i love very much but see your seababy's like a stranger toydoll in their world so i guess not your world but your doll looks artificial. to me for sure but for the octopus and the laughing fish i give you my comment too bye

Shell said...

Chyna is adorable!!!

AtelierBrigitte said...

You always have a great way to set the perfect ambiance for your characters in your illo's! Chyna is adorable and she looks so happy.

calbers said...

So cute! Great work!

Ann Pilicer said...

Okay is this a two for one? Thought I saw this for wawe! Okay this is also great for this weeks IF word! So who cares. If I am wrong sorry. It is just beautifully done. Love it!!!!! :D

Ben Clanton said...

I love the octopus! Such lovely simple expression and great colors.

Shirley said...

SOO clever, Nester! Love this baby mermaid..she is a sweetheart! I hope all is wonderful in your world and that you are enjoying the summer. I think of you often and hope that you're getting some mudbaths and spa days in there somewhere between all of the books you're illustrating! Hugs to you!! : )

Brad said...

hi vanessa, i sure hope your summer is going well! these last few illustrations you have done are superb. your style makes me so happy!
i especially like the cowboy yee haw!
cheers

poppylocke said...

Very sweet - I love the fish :)

Kay Aker said...

So beautiful and silly and clever I just can't stand it!

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

Adorable-ness! I just love your gorgeous art. It's amazing and always makes me smile! Hope the summer is being good to you!!!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Thanks Everyone. Thanks so much for your cooments and for stopping by!

Mónica said...

Amazing scene, sooo cute mermaid and octopus :) i like very much these post under the sea. Hugs and enjoy this nice weekend.

Shirley said...

Vanessa!!!! So great to hear from you, my sweet friend!

I just found this! Thought you'd like to see:

http://blueapplebooks.blogspot.com/2010/05/vanessa-newton-performs-let-freedom.html

You, my dear, are a rock star in so many ways!!!

Andrew Finnie said...

Hey Vanessa that is amazing (the singing and book!) How can you be so talented :) ? You know how annoying that is! (heh just joking - BIG congrats!

thanks for the link Shirley. All singing dancing illustrating, gee who would have known ? :)

DEB said...

Oh no -
What happened to the sea monkeys?
No wait -
I don't think I wanna know!

Fun illo as usual Vanessa!

nella gatica said...

Vanessa this is so lovely!!! I love it!

Francisco Martins said...

Awww she's so cuteee!!!! :D
Love it, love it, LOVE IT!!!!

Bella Sinclair said...

Awwwwwwwww! Look at that happy face. I LOVE it! She's cuter than Ponyo! And for me to rank this above a Miyazaki character, well, you KNOW that's high praise.

Aaaahhhh, sea monkeys. I remember how much their food stank. Blech!

Ces said...

What a cutie patootie! Wow, Bella said she is better than Ponyo and Ponyo is cute. I agreeeeeeee!!!