Arts + Crafts

Marie Desbons Illustrations

September 2, 2009

I came upon the fabulous, in fact beyond fabulous, illustrations of Marie Desbons today via a facebook friend of mine, Apple Eve. I am so intrigued by Marie’s work, I can’t stop looking at the characters and patterns, wow – so intricate and fresh. And her blog, don’t get me started… you will spend so much time scrolling through and drooling! And now I want one of the children’s books that she has illustrated, they look darling.

Marie Desbons Illustrations

Marie Desbons Illustrations

I love so many of the French styles of illustration, don’t you? So talented! You can find some of her lovely postcards at La Marelle

Watch this little animated short she created with her whale character… it’s breaking my heart with cuteness!

(images: marie desbons)


  • Reply vicki (simply hue) September 2, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    These are unbelievable, Holly! There so colorful and whimsical. You find the best stuff! xo
    .-= vicki (simply hue)´s last blog ..Contest and Giveaway ~ Plum Pretty Sugar =-.

  • Reply vicki (simply hue) September 2, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    I do know how to spell “they’re”. ;)
    .-= vicki (simply hue)´s last blog ..Contest and Giveaway ~ Plum Pretty Sugar =-.

  • Reply Daniella September 2, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    Aw, I love that first umbrellas one… too cute.

  • Reply Jen Skelley September 2, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    what beautiful illustrations!! I love the colors/style. Thanks for finding these!!
    .-= Jen Skelley´s last blog ..Hand drawn monogrammed print, 8×10, the Letter A, in the color blue =-.

  • Reply juliette September 2, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    lovely! Just looking at her illustrations make you think a good, interesting, and wholesome story simply must accompany them!
    .-= juliette´s last blog ..Golly Gee – Winner! =-.

  • Reply laura trevey September 2, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    so whimsical and fancy-free! love the colors and energy!
    .-= laura trevey´s last blog ..A Feast for your Eyes =-.

  • Reply Tricia McKellar September 2, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    Holly, those are sweet! I love the whale & the little boat in the girl’s hair. And the sort-of bold plants that frame some of the scenes. Really wonderful.
    .-= Tricia McKellar´s last blog ..Botanical Lily No. 7782. 8×8 Fine Art Photograph by Tricia McKellar. Matte print. =-.

  • Reply anna ziliz September 2, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    i know her works and it is amazing ! so lovely ! i enjoy that you wrote a little word before her :) (sorry for my english)
    .-= anna ziliz´s last blog ..fait pas beau ! =-.

  • Reply creatissimo September 2, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    They are super cute! Thanks for ‘finding them’ – one more illustrator and blog goes on my list!

  • Reply MayaLee September 2, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    Her illustrations are super cute!
    Thanks for sharing!
    .-= MayaLee´s last blog ..*B*L*I*N*G* Camera =-.

  • Reply Six Different Ways September 2, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    Wow those really are stunning!
    .-= Six Different Ways´s last blog ..Lego Mania =-.

  • Reply brittni: papernstitch September 2, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    WOW- I wasn’t familiar with Marie Desbons before today, but it is beautiful! Her color choices, in combination with all those layers of texture, are just lovely.
    .-= brittni: papernstitch´s last blog ..Wednesday Workstation =-.

  • Reply Petergaye S. Kisielewicz/ Yahgie September 2, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    I love love all these illustration amazing!
    .-= Petergaye S. Kisielewicz/ Yahgie´s last blog ..Summer is almost over =-.

  • Reply nath September 2, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    Very very nice, thank you for the links
    .-= nath´s last blog ..Back to school #2 =-.

  • Reply Jennifer September 2, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    Oh these are simply stunning! I love all of the shapes and colors, so cheerful!!!
    .-= Jennifer´s last blog ..Current Etsy Love: Andrea Kett Illustrations =-.

  • Reply Jen Singh September 2, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    Very beautiful, I bookmarked her blog!
    .-= Jen Singh´s last blog ..High frequency…5×5 art block =-.

  • Reply jodi September 2, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    how wonderful!!

  • Reply Stephanie September 2, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    wow, those are amazing!!!
    .-= Stephanie´s last blog ..Kids Photos on Canvas, with Word Art, how would you describe your child?? =-.

  • Reply lisa :: the red thread September 2, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    I was given one of Marie’s beautifully illustrated cards just yesterday and intended to do some internet research on her… now i don’;t have to. Thanks Holly :)
    .-= lisa :: the red thread´s last blog ..Lovely Package Exchange =-.

  • Reply Mallory September 2, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    Wow! This is exactly what I was looking for to decorate the kid’s bathroom in our house! Too cool – thanks. Do you know how I can purchase one of these beautiful illustrations?
    .-= Mallory´s last blog ..Gabriel’s Oboe =-.

  • Reply leslie September 2, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Gorgeous colors -I love her style -will check out her site!
    .-= leslie´s last blog ..An Interview =-.

  • Reply Patricia Shea September 2, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Than you for sharing these charming illustrations, the colour palette is delicious and they are so cosily old-fashioned in a modern way!! Merci beaucoup!
    .-= Patricia Shea´s last blog ..The Midas touch in Maine =-.

  • Reply monica from hola!design September 2, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    !!!LOVE this.. I love illustration,so right now, I’m obssessed with this, her
    work is amazing.
    Thank you for sharing this!
    .-= monica from hola!design´s last blog ..On My Wish List =-.

  • Reply Marie September 3, 2009 at 2:37 am

    thank you ! ;)

  • Reply eva September 3, 2009 at 7:47 am

    Thank you for sharing my favorite french illustrator !
    I’m also having great time visiting her blog while having nice cup of coffee :)

    PS there are many many more, i think they put something into water in France :)hihi
    .-= eva´s last blog cheer myself up =-.

  • Reply jja September 3, 2009 at 8:44 am

    Great find! Is there a chance to bus some of the prints? I visited the original blog, but don’t come over the laguage barrier.

  • Reply Lori Dean Dyment September 3, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    thanks for the links. I just love illustration like this. Is she on Flickr as well?
    .-= Lori Dean Dyment´s last blog ..Night flight ACE0 =-.

  • Reply Afi September 4, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    It’s a fantastic find Holly! Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful things with us! xoxo
    .-= Afi´s last blog ..Chubby birdie =-.

  • Reply Penny Patten September 8, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    Oh these are wonderful!
    .-= Penny Patten´s last blog ..The Donkey Arrived Yesterday =-.

  • Reply la marelle October 31, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    Thanks for talking about Marie Desbons and her works at La Marelle.
    Since few months, la Marelle has a weblog, don’t hesitate and come to visit us !
    .-= la marelle´s last blog ..Treats or tricks ? =-.

  • Reply joy December 18, 2009 at 7:09 am

    wonderful illustrations!
    .-= joy´s last blog ..sometimes…. =-.

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