Working on Little Yellow Ball

Illustrations for second book Little Yellow Ball are going as planned, and Tom is doing a great job, but you can check for yourself. The plan is still the same, finishing illustrations on all three books and Create space, Amazon here we come in paperback and e-book editions.

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Little Yellow Ball is a story about boy Noel and his pet friend Oscar and their game with the ball.

“Noel threw the ball full of hope, wishing that they would play. Oscar ran after the ball and grabbed it as it bounced off the ground, with his ears flying in all directions due to speed and fast changes of direction. He was back at Noel’s feet in no time, dropping the ball, barking loudly and waving his pointy tail.

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They played for a long long time, forgot about lunch and came home too late.”

What you play with may mather, but not as much as the company your playing with.

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Real Oscar is on vacation while his fictional counterpart is still campaigning on Indiegogo

Summer heat is relentless, the color of the sea is magical, and pine trees overlooking the beach are creating that famous mediteranian smell. The setting is perfect, sea is warm and Oscar the Beagle is with his family on vacation. Sunrise over blue waters are amazing, but Oscar’s nose doesn’t catch romantic. What he is good at, is finding leftovers on beach.

Here is video of Oscar having fun at beach https://youtu.be/tRzJk4a8pTs

While he is in fun mode, Oscar the main character in children books is still campaigning on Indiegogo https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/adventures-of-oscar-the-beagle-children-books#/

But, let’s get back to the gallery of Oscar enjoying summer fun

Exclusive first drawings for Little Yellow ball – second book of Oscar’s Adventures

Second book in series Adventures of Oscar The Beagle, Little Yellow ball is getting first illustrations. Our illustration artist Tom just finished initial drawings of characters in various situations, and you can see here exclusive new content that will soon become second picture book about Oscar’s Adventures.

Character development is especially fun and creative process prior to making full illustrations. Second book focuses on playing with friends and on toys, in this case Little yellow ball.

Adventures of Oscar The Beagle characters overview

“Noel threw the ball full of hope, wishing that they can play. Oscar ran after the ball, and grabbed it as it bounced off the ground, with his ears flying in all directions due to speed and fast changes of direction. He was back at Noel’s feet in no time, dropping the ball, barking loudly and waving his pointy tail.”

Enjoy Tom’s sketches, follow us for more update on second book, and SUPPORT us on Indiegogo.

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Oscar’s story

IMG_0060Our first dog was adopted from animal shelter, but Pegy passed away only a week after we took her. She was sick, and vets couldn’t save her. She was with our family for a short time, but got under our skin, and it wasn’t easy to cope with the loss. Decision was made to take another dog, but this time from certified breeder.

From the first time Oscar entered our tiny apartment, he was box full of surprises, and since he came to us in a cardboard box I don’t mean it just literally. Once freed from his box, Oscar instantly went into a Beagle frenzy sniffing around the flat, looking for who knows what. He had squeaky voice, clumsy legs and infinite cute factor. This anarchist, cat among dogs, punk rocker out of the box became our pack member with a bit of his own agenda.

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One time, hanging in park with other dogs, and their owners, our little cute pup popped out of the bush with dead pidgeon in his mouth. Other time, he found sandwich in tin foil and ate it together with indigestible cover.

Years passed by, and Oscar enjoyed long walks, running on the river bank, in a dog park, playing with other dogs and his pack. Then in his fourth year we moved to countryside, he got his backyard, frequent encounters with rabbits and dears, and a lake where he would swim almost every day.

IMG_0954Oscar was (and still is) a proud and strong male Beagle, so handsome that he became popular among female Beagle owners, and in couple of love meetings he got total of 16 little Beagle pups.

In this more nature environment he picked up a tick, and fought with the illness bravely whole week. We immediately knew something was wrong, as soon as he didn’t want his treat. Beagles are mostly notorious for their unrivaled appetite.

Oscar developed allergies, and first blooming of plants sends him in itching and scratching phase, and as though that wasn’t enough, in his eight year he got diabetes. We check his sugar levels couple of times during the day and he gets his insulin shots accordingly.

Besides his not so great health, and a couple of gray hairs, he is same untamed Beagle hound. If you come to our garden party, chances are you will throw him his yellow ball a few hours. Loud bark, and waving his tail like crazy is his way to say welcome. Woof, woof, don’t just stand there, throw me the ball. So, you see, Oscar is a true inspiration, real life character for a fictional tales in Adventures of Oscar the Beagle children book series.

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