Friday, October 8, 2010

Transportation


Lulabell's storybook was often the transportation to many spooky places.

Spiders New Whip

After waiting for over an hour for the public bus,
Loredan gets to ride with Spider's Jazz Trio. They are on there way to a gig
at the "Dish and Spoon Supper Club."

47 comments:

Kelly Medina said...

These are so awesome! I love the pig's pin-striped suit. Classy!

So great!

michele said...

What a gas! a Vanessa "two-fer!" What wonderful places you take us with your art! And I'd love to go for a ride with a spider at the wheel! Hee Hee! :o)

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Oh yeah! The hep-cats RIDE!
You're IT Mama! I totally love the Jazz-bo animals~~~they must be in New Orleans, on the way to a gig or to be interviewed on WWOZ.
Cool Baby......Anne wants that. ;)

XXOO~~♥
A.

theartofpuro said...

Don't know which one I prefer,they are both fantastic.Maybe I could say the second one but only because the cat has the same expression of my cat:)

Marián Lario said...

Beautiful!!!!!! I love the cat!!

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Ana said...

love the style of the Spider's Jazz Trio :)

Bella Sinclair said...

HEEHEEHEEEE! Dang, they should call you Quick Draw McDraw!

Love 'em! Gotta love 'em! Love 'em BOTH! Such an energetic pose in the top pic. I had to chuckle at the thought of a spider driving a car. And then I thought about pigs and cats wearing goatees.... Bahahahaha!

Miss, V, I have to tell you, I am absolutely TICKLED with Auntie Mabel! Hahahahahahaha! Oh, your story and pictures made me SO happy. "Bless the roast chicken -- it's much too small." HAHAHAHAHAHA! Aaah, your family dinners must be something else. Save me a seat at the next one, okay?

I'll be sending you a package soon! Love you! XOXO

Tamara Henderson said...

Hey Vanessa! These are great illos! The spider driving the car is funny and creative!! The halloween illustration I love the colors and textures in the background!! You have a wonderful weekend!!!

k.h.whitaker said...

Well,I love them both, of course. Love the double duty illustration for Halloween and the Jazz animals are cracking me up! Love the spider driving,well I love everything about it Vee. How do you find the time sweetie? I can barely find time for one!

Lins Artyblobs said...

I love them both too! Has anyone mentioned the moon's face?

Jennifer Bower said...

These are just wonderful. Your style makes me want to learn how to paint and then learn how to paint digitally. Every line, color, shadow, tone is just perfect and as always the expressiveness is unsurpassed.

rachel awes said...

i am
in love
w/lulabell.
xxoo

roberta baird said...

The things that come out of that mind of yours, girlfriend are simply amazing!!
Your work is instantly recognizable and always a delight!

linda said...

Super cute illos and love how it's two different interpretations of the word :)

yoborobo said...

I love both of them, but that pig has won my heart. Gotta love a pig in a suit! :)

anil ks said...

..Ooh la la..wonderful characters and concept..love them both..great work!!

Loredan Avery said...

Who is this Loredan? That's a pretty class name. The spider's hilarious, and the pig and his goatee is hysterical. Nessa, you're awesome!
Lubbs you!

Ces said...

I love it Vanessa. Actually I just love your blog because it transport me to a place of joy and happiness. I loves you Vee, don't let them take me.

Amalia K said...

Well, V... What can I say? Except that I LLUUUURRRRRRVVVVEEEEEEEE these!!!!! My, ideas seem to constantly swim around in that lovely head of yours, don't they??

Anyway, I can't help grinning widely at the Jazz Trio! That is only lucky girl sitting at the back!! (^_^) oxx

Ann Pilicer said...

Hi I am passing on a wonderful award to you my dear! You are my inspiration! you can ck it out on my blog!
Great illo! how fun! :D

Shirley said...

YOU, my friend, are simply tooo amazing for words! I love your work. It's the freshest thing in town and you inspire me every day. I love, love, love the whole concept in your Lullabell scene...fantastic! And wow, Loredan..what a lucky gal...that is one cool trio off to their gig. I am just in awe of you. Hope you're having the best weekend!!

Shirley said...

You got it sister! I'd love to be sitting right next to Loredan for she is one cool cookie! I always love your amazing compositions and ideas, and your characters have that zing that no other have...OK! So perhaps we're on our way to a Harry Connick Jr. night in New York or New Orleans?! I hadn't told you but man, oh man, was he awesome. Amazing. Handsome. Charming. Velvety-smooth. Shook his booty! And sooo fun. I say if you ever get a chance to see him live, it is worth all the money in the world. I'm such a fan..and I know you are too. : ) Have a wonderful rest o' the weekend. I am hoping to get to that painting for ya soon..I'm so sorry for the delay!

Brad said...

oh man how did i miss these! these are beautiful as always. i love the moon in the first one, great expression! the second illo is just lovely and that pig looks like he can throw down the jam! hope you are well. you should be getting your package any day now!

Roger Simó said...

Beautiful images, they are full of hapiness...

AtelierBrigitte said...

They both are so much fun!
I hope the spider got a real driverslicence...

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Vanessa,

Your blog is so much fun and love your fabulous artwork... made me smile.
Many thanks for visiting me and I hope that you have a great week.

Hugs
Carolyn

Mery said...

thanks for your comment in my blog!
these illustrations are wonderfull! ^^ i follow you to! the cat its super cute!

great job!

Francisco Martins said...

Oh Vanessa, I LOVEEE your stuff!! Gorgeous illustrations, love them both! love the characters, love the composition, love the colour palette, love EVERY FREAKING THING! You rock!

Giuseppe Bianco said...

I just love your style so much. You have such a clear vision into your imagination.

IVYALLOVER said...

Oh my dear these are wonderful! I just adore your work there's always so much movement and such great charachters. Those pinstripes are fabulous ♥

Eric Barclay said...

Love them both! The spider driving a car is brilliant.

Tamara Henderson said...

Hey Vanessa! Thanks for stopping and leaving sweet comment! Have a fabulous week!

Ces said...

I hope you were a bald baby. Even if you were not, Bella and I are taking you along for the trip. Hahhaha! WTH am I talking about? Okay Vee, seriously. Were you a baldie baby? I was.

I lov e her expression. I think I saw the same woman driving yesterday...

Missy said...

Oh my gosh both your illustrations are fantastic and super awesome!

Hard Dog Cafe said...

the spider is most adorable!!!

Melissa Saylor said...

I think I just found my favorite artist. It's you. Be still my heart. I just love all your artwork.
Thanks!

Amy C said...

competeeeeeely adorable both of them.

Andrew Finnie said...

haha this is so true. I just started last night readin a book on why children read - and this is it. Children are helpless, at the whimsy and call of adults I(make that whim). And so in reading they can be free and transported to other lands - without being restrained by killjoy adults.

O we adults, we wreck so many things!

Lucky some of us don't grow up, eh?

Mónica said...

Amazing scene, make me smile, thanks so much :)
Hugs and kind regards, have a nice day.

Katie L. White said...

Hey there! I'm back. Your work is awesome as usual. I'm transporting myself to a book store to get the book you illustrated for Tori Spelling. The book stores where I live said they would be out in September, but I haven't had a chance to get out.

Megan Coyle said...

I LOVE the pig :)

Tomás Serrano said...

I love your wonderful style on the black and white car lines.

phi said...

lovely! :)

Kay Aker said...

I'm ever bedazzled by and grateful for the weird wacky wonderfulness of your fevered imaginings and delirious depictions!

jazzlamb said...

The illustrations have SO MUCH character! And they are so YOU! I love them; really cool! You just make me feel like jumping:D

donny* said...

Well, hello again. Hope you had a great birthday! Let me ask you this. You know how awesome you are, right? Because these illustrations are fantastic and point to something on the extreme side of awesome! :)

Tanoshiboy said...

You have a very retro and whimsical style. I really enjoy it. So nice to meet you through the blogsphere.