Monday, November 8, 2010


Hello All,
I've been people watching again.
Faces that stay with me and end up in
my sketch book. I just love watching people
he he he he he!
I'll be watching you so have a wonderful
week everyone!
me

38 comments:

Brad said...

woo hoo! i always feel like someone is watching me :)

lovely faces vanessa, you have such a brilliant style, these people are lucky to have been immortalized by your pen.

hope you are doing well!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Honey, if you're watching ME you're better get blinders cause I look like the wreck of the Hesperes!!! LOL!!
I don't want to be *the face* that send you running to the eye doc....especially when there is art to be made. ;)
Love you Sweetie!

XXOO~~♥
ANne

Tamara Henderson said...

Hi Vanessa! Great facial expressions!

adam said...

Just wanted to say that youre amazing!! Seriously, I'm a big fan :)

Missy said...

Great little illustrations, I love the expressions and hair on them all. Keep up with the people watching!

Katie L. White said...

I need to get over my awkwardness about watching people and go draw some day, huh. Great faces.

Desiree Cassidy said...

I love sketching faces too!
these are great - lots of chracter and love!

Ann Marie said...

I'm with you on that! I love drawing from life. Love these characters and their expressions!!

Eric Barclay said...

Awesome!

Krista said...

Hey, that's ME!!! Do you have your spyglass out? (Nah, just kidding, I wish!) Very cool, Vanessa!

Melinda Stanley said...

Wonderful!! I love all the little details, expressions and especially your line work. I really should do this myself (people watch). It seems like it would be a lot of fun, then yet again, I'm so shy, that if anyone ever caught me drawing them, I'd collapse into a ball of goo. haha I hope to see more of your people-watching! :)

rachel awes said...

i too love people watching!
love your illustrations..
especially that hunk of a man!!
xox

salli s. swindell said...

how DO you do these??? they are just so expressive and wonderful!

Bella Sinclair said...

Where do you hang out? I gotta go there. The people you watch are DANG better looking than the people I watch, I'll tell ya that. Oooooh, nice looking man.

How you doing, girlie? Hope you're getting all geared up for T-day. STUFFING and GRAVY, baby!

Love you, love you, boo boo boo!

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

Ahhh, I love people watching! And these faces are gorgeous! Such wonderful details. I'm sure your models would be thrilled to be illustrated so magnificently. You are amazing! Hugs! C.

Ana said...

Great people. I love their different hairstyles :D

Ces said...

I like to watch elderly people, babies and handsome men.

Ces said...

Ooh, I like the guy's hair!

k.h.whitaker said...

great faces Vanessa! Excellent hair too. I wish I had a little people watching time. I am dreaming of drawing :)

nella gatica said...

amazing!! brilliant work! I love these faces!

Lisa M Griffin said...

Fun peaks! You really have such a knack for expressions. Thanks for sharing and I hope you are doing well. :)

Abz said...

Me likey! :) Very well done

AtelierBrigitte said...

Great portraits - I love your style.

donny* said...

I feel like I should be singing a song about the awesomeness that is Vanessa and her illustrations. I love these.

And thank you soooooooo so very much for that comment yesterday! It was a rough one and put a smile on this face. :)

Jack Foster said...

Hey Vee! These faces are terrific! I see why you are the most sought after illustrator in the publishing world! if your not.... you should be :o) blessing and best wishes for continued success and happiness! I see you watching me :0)

roberta baird said...

You are so talented v! You bring each character to life!

bee said...

Yes people-watching is a great way to get inspiration I think! Don't you just wonder what kind of character lies beneath the surface though? It's fun to imagine!! These studies are just gorgeous Vanessa... whatta talent you got girl!!

Janine said...

Dear dear Vanessa
First of all, I hope you are fine and everything is coming up roses.
I have been away for a while but now I enjoy to see the art you made.
And how great and funny your pictures are again.
I hope you forgive me , that I missed your birthday, but I honestly needed a break,I felt kind of exhausted, like a ballon without air ( allthough, this is really not what I look like, hi hi )
I hope you had a super bbirthday with loads of love and presents.
I am so exited about your autograph day with Tori Spelling.
I have thought, you might have seen her before.
However, now she knows you ( good for her).
Have a great day,
till soon
Hugs
Janine

Megan Coyle said...

I love the way you capture people - so many great characters :)

DEB said...

I dunno - I photograph lousy...not sure I wanna end up in your sketchbook Vanessa! LOL!!

Jannie aka Chickengirl said...

Vanessa!!! I just saw a youtube video of you singing at a book signing at B&N!!! You are so incredibly talented! Simply blown away. Wish I was there..!

Alicia Padrón said...

My goodness Vanessa... I have goose bumps! I just heard you sing on youtube!! You are beyond amazing!!

Beautiful art.. beautiful voice.. beautiful YOU!!!
You go girl! :oD

Kay Aker said...

Magical! You create real beings! I love your books!

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anil ks said...

..excellent characterisations!!love their expressions..great work!!

Peter Breese said...

Great expressions V! Always fun to pop in and visit you lady.

Gregory "Artman Greg" Huff said...

That guy looks like me from about 6 years ago!! Hmmm..

thepickledlemon said...

These portraits are awesome! I love the characters and style!