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Book Illustration – Le Ballon Rouge by OwlBooks…

March 16th, 2011 · 19 Comments

Hood #1 has a “publication” company called Owl Books. He reports our weekly newspaper and writes and illustrates immense volumes… this one was really worth a post… It is based on one of our favorite books/movies Le Ballon Rouge:

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19 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Julie K in Taiwan // Mar 16, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Lovely! Perhaps he’s interested in making a video tutorial for free art pens…

  • 2 Faith Pray // Mar 16, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    This is great! I looked at the illustrations first, and thought it was crafted by a full-fledged illustrator. Even more exciting when I realized it’s by one of your Hoods. Nice work, #1!

  • 3 se7en // Mar 16, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Hi JulieK… That certainly looks like fun!!! He loves making animated movies – makes them all the time and they are so funny!!! We had months of epic “Inspector Cunningham Tales” very funny!!! I often think I know what Roald Dahl’s mother went through while her son was growing up!!!! Hope you guys have a great week!!!

  • 4 se7en // Mar 16, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Hay Faith, Thanks I know he will like the compliment, especially from a real writer!!! Hope you all have a great week!!!

  • 5 KM // Mar 17, 2011 at 1:28 am

    WOW WOW WOW WOW! I love it!

  • 6 Dana Carlton // Mar 17, 2011 at 2:10 am

    Wonderful illustrations! Your childrens art work always impresses me. This is also one of my favorite books from childhood. I found a copy several years ago and was so excited to pass this one on to my kids.

  • 7 se7en // Mar 17, 2011 at 2:17 am

    Oh KM, You are so fun!!! Glad you liked it!!!

  • 8 se7en // Mar 17, 2011 at 2:18 am

    Oh Dana, Isn’t it just one of those books that you totally have to have!!! It is such a heart wrenching tale… I just love it!!! Hope you have a great week!!!

  • 9 auntymuffin // Mar 17, 2011 at 9:18 am

    What beautiful detail and great insight; a can see him be a writer and illustrator of substance!
    Well done hood#1!

  • 10 se7en // Mar 17, 2011 at 10:33 am

    Thanks Aunty Muffin!!! He will be thrilled you commented!!! Have a great day!!!

  • 11 Tammy mayes // Mar 17, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    Awesome stunning illustration!

  • 12 Granny Ant // Mar 17, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    Very well done Hood No, 1 Wonderful work, beautifully done. What a lot of fun you must have had doing these stunning drawings. Have always loved this book and LOVE these illustrations.

  • 13 Karen M // Mar 17, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    That is FANTASTIC!! I remember watching the movie as a child at the library, and LOVED it. This brings back wonderful memories.

  • 14 se7en // Mar 18, 2011 at 1:58 am

    Hay Granny Ant – Glad you liked it!!! Hope you are having a great week!!!

  • 15 se7en // Mar 18, 2011 at 2:01 am

    Hay Karen, Awesome movie, amazing how everyone I know has a memory of this movie… where they were when they first saw it!!! Hope you have a great weekend!!!

  • 16 se7en // Mar 18, 2011 at 2:03 am

    Thanks Tammy!!! And thanks so much for stopping by!!! Have a great weekend!!!

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