Monday, July 4, 2011

American Girl Summer Shorts





Hello Family and Friends,
Hope that you all are enjoying all this hot, hot weather.
Back in Feb of this year I was asked to illustrate a puzzle
for American Girl Magazine
and I have to tell you that I LOVED EVERY SINGLE MINUTE OF IT!!!
I just love being a girl and illustrating for girls. Not that I don't enjoy
illustrating things for boys, but I just get to work with hair and clothes
and all! Run out and get yourself a copy. Happy 4th of July everyone!
Be safe!

35 comments:

Elizabeth Seaver said...

What fun these are, and congratulations! It's great to love your job, isn't it??

Janine said...

You are a glamerous star, this is so cool. I love this, I would by the magazine just for your awesome illustratins
Shine on!!
Hugs
Janine

Michaele Razi said...

They look AMAZING! I'll have to pick a copy up! Wonderful, as usual, V! xoxo

Shell said...

This is really cool. I love when you share all your work with us.

Marsha said...

If I were a fair food I apparently would be Frosty Bites Snow Cones! These are great Vanessa!

Ces said...

Get out!!! We are over the American Girl years now but we still play with the dolls secretly and we also read the books and magazines. Oh Vee! These are awesome. Which edition is this? I want to get a copy. You are a superstar! I tell you!!! Have a wonderful week. Happy 4th of July to you and your family.
Tsup!

Mechelle said...

The illustration is so cute as usual. I can say I have a well known blogger friend.

k.h.whitaker said...

Love them Vee; congrats and it looks like it was a lot of fun to do these too. Don't forget us now that becoming too popular for words Buttercup ;) Hugs sweetie

Genevieve Kote said...

I loooove those illustrations :D

Amalia K said...

Now that sounds like a fun project and looks like you did a brilliant job too! Oh, I'm so jealous! :))

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Thanks everyone! Have a great and creative week all of you!

Tamara Henderson said...

Great editorial illos!! I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July weekend!

Amy said...

So summery and cheerful! What a gift to have a job you both love and excel at. And, Vanessa, how awesome is it that you got to illustrate a girl magazine personality quiz?!

Jennifer Noel Bower said...

Fabulous work, V! My tweener is not into American Girls (total tomboy) but she loved these images of yours. Said you didn't make the girls too girly. You certainly do an awesome job of capturing the spirit of the modern American girl. Happy 5th! Hope the 4th was joyful.

Nina Seven said...

fantastic work, V! Your work is perfect for this!

yoborobo said...

Your art is so fun and summery - it is perfect for AG. :) And I did time with those dolls when my daughter was little. It was so fun (and expensive). LOL! Beautiful job, V! xox Pam

Lisa M Griffin said...

Wonderful! Just love all the bright colors and cute outfits on "your girls".
Great examples of summer fun and perfect for the magazine target audience.
TFS! :)

Jennifer Noel Bower said...

Hello again my super fantastic Blogger friend. I just HAD to come back by and thank you for the TWO super awesome comments you left on my blog yesterday. They made my morning reading them. You are blessed to be a blessing and thank you for that gift.

Heather said...

Fabulous!!! Yes, GIRLS rule! These illustrations are so perfect! happy summer to you

Shirley said...

EEEEPPP! Vanessa, do you know that you are Rock-star illustrator numero Uno over here?! My daughter's love, love, love American Girl and I now get to say that I know the amazing person who illustrated this! : ) I can't wait to get ours in the mail..you are so darned amazing, you know that?! I always love hearing from you - hope all is great in your world and that things are settling down for you. Moves are so challenging but I know Zoe is probably thriving, right? I am doing well - things are busy here for summer, but we are loving it. Lots of pool-swim time, which the girls love. Big hugs to you Nester! I miss you! xoxo

Eric Barclay said...

These are awesome.

Mónica said...

Wooo :D I like very much these stories. Congratulations!!. Hugs

Peter Breese said...

Awesome! Congrats, looks great.

get zapped said...

prolific and wonderful! I'm always cheered by your work. Thank you!

theartofpuro said...

It's fantastic!You did a great work:)

donny* said...

And again, AWESOME! Have a great weekend!

michele said...

Great job Vanessa, and I mean this most sinceerely!
Your AG illustrations make it look so fun, I could spend all summer away at camp- Do they have these for big girls, too? :o)

Kay Aker said...

Phenomenal! You are a one woman wonder!

Indigene-Theresa said...

Oh where, oh where has my girl gone, oh where, oh where can she be? She has gone and worked her self to death, and we're all so proud of her!!! You have to love a the queen of go-getters, but as a lady-in-waiting of her royal highness, can a girl get some love?! :) :) lol! Congrats dear one!!

Gay McKinnon said...

Hi V, I just got back from a visit to the US (where, as you say, you are having a lovely hot summer) and I had a chance to go to the library in Telluride, so I looked for your books. The librarians said they didn't list books by the illustrator's name and did I know the author/s. I only knew the author's name for the one you wrote, which they didn't have! That was disappointing, but I did get to see a lot of other lovely American picture books, which are quite different from ours, and get a suntan too.

jazzlamb said...

AMAZING V! These look perfect! And I love how spirited everything you do looks :)

Francisco Martins said...

Wow! V this is so cool! love them all but the bottom one with the forest background is my very favorite! I just love it, can't take my eyes off of it :D
You rock girl!!! and it must have been so awesome to illustrate a puzzle! when you get your copies, please take some shots and post them here! I always love the thrill I get whenever I receive a copy of a magazine, book or something in print. love the smell, love to old it in my hands and feel the texture, love how it is brand new and shiny... it's awesome! you must be very proud and you most definitely should. You are AWESOMEEEE

S.E.Minegar said...

Hey! So nice to stop by again. I have been practicing an unplugged summer, so I haven't been checking in with my fav. blogs regularly. What a fabulous project!! Your illustrations rock! Congrats!

:)

Ellen Byrne said...

These are absolutely awesome. YOU are a genius!

michael robertson said...

These are gorgeous Vanessa! I love the way you handled all that wonderful greenery.

I hope your settling into your new place nicely. I'm so proud to have a piece of my little ol' art hanging in your new digs-it's a real honor! Things are slowing down a bit so hopefully my postings and visits will be a bit more frequent...and that soul train line is looking a little empty without us!!