Wednesday, June 29, 2011

More from the Sketch Book


Cordell Monkhouse has escaped from my
sketch book. Said he'd had it with the smell
of moth balls and Buttered Rum Life savers candy stuck to
the bottom of my purse. He going to be a print soon.
I'll let you know when. Have a good one everyone!

29 comments:

rachel awes said...

so adorable!
& so funny about
what hangs out
at the bottom
of your purse!!
hee hee! LOVE.
xox

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Mmmmmmm....Buttered Rum Life Savers! (I had soooo forgotten those!)
He's darling, and his *heffalump* parachute with the little trail of hearts is darling ♥
I like hanging in V's purse-bottom! Interesting and fun people there!!!
Love from carzy~woman.

XXOO~~
Anne

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Rachel and Anne, Thanks so much for stopping by. You ladies are the best in the world. You ladies always have something wonderful to say. I love you both!

Amy said...

Well, Cordell has parachuted out of your sketchbook with panache! And Buttered Rum life savers are the best! I don't think I've ever had one that didn't come from the very bottom of a purse.

Janine said...

Oi, this elephant- parachute is sooo cool.
I lofe it, I hope he drifts away to a place he loves

Tamara Henderson said...

He is so cute and I love his blanket!!

Rabbit Town Animator said...

So awesome!!! Great colours on the parachute thing and I love the city BG. Beautiful stuff as always Vanessa!

Lisa M Griffin said...

don't you just love it when little ole sketches come to life, and this guy is a charmer! I am missing you girl, but glad to hear you are settling in and enjoying the sunny weather of your new digs.
Catch up soon. :)

Carin Bramsen said...

Hooray for Cordell! He is adorable.

Ted Blackman said...

Not so sure about the adorableness of it, but you sure do have an impressive imagination, Vanessa. I respect that more than anything.

Ces said...

Oooooohhhhh!!! Cordell. I seee Bella Sinclair all over you! Hahahahahahahahah! Better make your exit for if Bella sees you with your polka dottie elie you'll be left clutching air instead. Hahahahahaha! This is great Veee!

michele said...

Cordell, you little rascal! You're cracking me up with these Buttered Rum Lifesavers, but I'm not going to comment on the smell of mothballs...(hee hee!) Anyway, it's too hard to breathe, stuffed in the bottom of the purse! Gotta surface, sometime- Good to "see" you in time for summer fun! :o)

crem-bru-laa said...

this is adorable! love love love it! x

Melissa Saylor said...

Cordell, Cordell, Cordell, what on earth are we going to do with you?
As always I really love your work!

Michaele Razi said...

Seriously? This is so darling I could just jump for joy! I think I will. Simply wonderful!

k.h.whitaker said...

So much cuteness Vee, I luve his parachute. He is just too cute. I do love some buttered rum life savers too. Hadn't thought of those in ages. Hugs sweetie :)

Desiree said...

That elephant is awesome!
Like always I'm loving yoru work!

bee said...

WOWOWOW this little guy is just squishable!! This will make a most gorgeous print, delightful in every way :D xo

theartofpuro said...

So cute!Love the elephant:)

Shirley said...

What a magical piece this is, Vanessa! Oh Cordell..can he come swing by my house? We'd love a visit! Love that elephant blanket...you are SO amazing. I've missed you, my friend...I hope life is good in your new digs and that your family is happy and well! Wishing you and yours an awesome 4th of July weekend! Big hugs to you and thanks for your sweet visit at the WLTI group blog. xoxo!

aujourd'hui: O'Clara said...

Vanessa , regret that you are so far away - I could brac drawing lessons with you

AtelierBrigitte said...

Thanks for letting us take a peek in your sketch book - it is always fun.

Dam Ferreira said...

Fantastic

Claudio Cerri said...

Wooow!

donny* said...

There is absolutely nothing I don't love about this illustration! It's magical. And my favorite part: "He going to be a print soon". Awesome!

Kay Aker said...

Will you never cease to delight!

Tomás Serrano said...

Fantastic Cordell! I like your skyline behind...

RoRy said...

So cute!!!! @_@
You are a great illustrator!
Rory

Doda said...

love this illo!