Beautiful Illustrations from Jacqui Lee’s ‘The Story of Joseph-Armand Bombardier’

The Story of Joseph-Armand Bombardier by Jacqui Lee

The Story of Joseph-Armand Bombardier by Jacqui Lee

The Story of Joseph-Armand Bombardier by Jacqui Lee

These beautiful illustrations are taken from Canadian illustrator Jacqui Lee’s children’s book The Story of Joseph-Armand Bombardier. The book tells the story of the Canadian inventor Joseph-Armand Bombardier, a mostly self-taught inventor who is famous for pioneering the development of the snowmobile. Coming across Jacqui Lee’s book was the first time that I had heard of Bombardier and he sounds like a really fascinating character. For example, in 1922 – at the age of just fifteen – he built his first prototype snowmobile.

I also really love Jacqui Lee’s style of illustration and I particularly like the notion of a biographical book aimed at children. Her use of inks and watercolors are also really nice, which work really well with the feel of the book. Make sure to take a look at her online portfolio where you’ll find more work which is well worth checking out.

Philip Kennedy

February 15, 2012 / By

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