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Every Day, I Draw One Animal Letter A Day To Teach My Son The Alphabet
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Art, Illustration7 years ago

Every Day, I Draw One Animal Letter A Day To Teach My Son The Alphabet

After having a baby in the summer of 2014 I decided that it was time I brake free of my boring web design career and started drawing. I began with the letter ‘A’ and drew an Armadillo and with one animal drawing per day I made my way through all alphabet letters.

I wanted to create something new for my son, something that he could someday look at and be proud of his dad. I was so sick of looking at terribly illustrated baby books that decided it was time to create my own cool drawings that I could compile into an animal alphabet book.

In order to accomplish my goal of one drawing idea per day, I challenged my friend and fellow illustrator to post our latest animal letter drawings on Instagram every day before midnight with #SketchAZduel. What ensued turned out far better than expected.

More info: kysondana.com | Instagram

E is for Elephant

F is for Fox

H is for Hawk

J is for Jaguar

K is for Koi

O is for Octopus

P is for Peacock

Q is for Quetzal

R is for Rabbit

S is for Sea Turtle

T is for Trout

U is for Unua

V is for Vulture

X is for X-ray Fish

Y is for Yak

Z is for Zebra

Me and my son Theo

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nettedarling
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7 years ago

Special Dad, lucky son x

Community Member
7 years ago

Thanks :)

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FriedaFereno
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7 years ago

I think this is incredible innovative work that I'm sure this child will treasure. Awesome.

XimenaNossarYépez
Community Member
7 years ago

Amazing <3

TiagoNarciso
Community Member
6 years ago

You should create a book with your illustrations. They are sick!

tamyraa_baggett
Community Member
6 years ago

The turtle one look almost 3D!

cest_nayce
Community Member
7 years ago

I love these! Maybe you could make a book for each letter and animal and they an tell a story related to the letter?

JulieMcClelland
Community Member
7 years ago

They're wonderful! What a treat for your son!

Kikkaio
Community Member
7 years ago

a true love of Dad

GokulKrishnan
Community Member
7 years ago

Great work

SusanBlake
Community Member
7 years ago

What an awesome shot of dad and son! And beautiful work!

JeanineSolomon
Community Member
7 years ago

Love this...plus I love your work! What a special treasure for your son now and when he is grown. Great idea for a children's book.

MagsDenizkizi
Community Member
6 years ago

Wow you're son is going to treasure these. I want like all of them for tattoos

KatyYarndley
Community Member
6 years ago

Wow, you are so talented! That is a creative, unique and just plain awesome way to teach your son!! By the way, he looks gorgeous! :)

KatyYarndley
Community Member
6 years ago

you are so amazing at drawing! This is a very creative, unique and awesome way to teach your son the alphabet!! by the way, he is gorgeous

SultanKocaman
Community Member
7 years ago

They're great!

MyrnaDeJesus
Community Member
7 years ago

wonderful!!! and his art is gorgeous.

CharlieBluefish
Community Member
7 years ago

Gorgeous, but I don't see where the letter shapes are.

MariaCumming
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7 years ago

Beautiful!

MarieMosley
Community Member
7 years ago

This puts my apple, banana, cake (and so on) doodles to shame! Brilliant work!!

IreneRussak
Community Member
7 years ago

C is for CUTE!!!

DianeNiehaus
Community Member
7 years ago

You are an amazing dad and an extraordinary artist. Have you thought about doing a children's book? I would definitely buy copies, keep them on hand, and give them as baby gifts, and children's birthday gifts.

BibaMijatovic
Community Member
7 years ago

Now you have to start new seria! With pants,or world arond us,or..

WeirdMike
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7 years ago

T is for new tattoos

Imperfekt
Community Member
7 years ago

What a wonderful keepsake that will hopefully survive the years.

FernandoDextrePolo
Community Member
7 years ago

beautiful work. i love animal illustrations, and you're showin a lot of styles. congrats for the son, and thank you for sharin

RoxanaAldulea
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7 years ago

This is so cute! Awesome dad

f@temeh
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7 years ago

You're a very good artist dad!

WendyMorgan
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7 years ago

Lucky boy, awesome pictures

WendyMorgan
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7 years ago

Awesome stuff

SteveFord
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7 years ago

I wondered what a "UNUA" was... I looked it up on GOOGLE and it came up as a LANGUAGE... but it corrected to THIS: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/unau

SteveFord
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7 years ago

It says it's a "Two-toed sloth"...

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ConnieGardner
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7 years ago

please be the father of my kids! :)

ConnieGardner
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7 years ago

Please be the father of my kids!

ThomasNorris
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7 years ago

Wow! These are some of the best drawings I've seen in a while; he should publish a sketch book.

rozie
Community Member
7 years ago

What a great idea. Your son will love the alphabet and learn quickly. Good on you Dad. We need more men like you who care.

KrsnaPriyaDasi
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7 years ago

Fantastic artwork for your son to treasure

KrsnaPriyaDasi
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7 years ago

fantastic art work for your son to treasure

pinkskies
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7 years ago

Gorgeous artwork and gorgeous photo x

CaroleEldridge
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7 years ago

Incredibly talented man Lucky boy

LidwinaGhaitza
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7 years ago

Can you see that cute smile of the baby???? awwwwww,. >.<

GeorgRebhan
Community Member
7 years ago

You are a true artist

EvaZuša
Community Member
7 years ago

So sweeet :)

CaraWu
Community Member
7 years ago

make it into a book. lots of parents around would totally buy this! its beautiful and educational. can use the money for your son's future tuition.

ChikaChan
Community Member
7 years ago

Inspiring daddy :)

MargaritaWilhelm
Community Member
7 years ago

really awesome work

KellyRane
Community Member
7 years ago

Wonderful!!

Marie-MichèleLacroix
Community Member
7 years ago

This is great! Really! but he's going to be one letter short, where's W? ;-)

AnaGomez
Community Member
7 years ago

Awesome work!!!! Love above all..... And this will pass from his son to his grand son.... :O That are the things that last forever.... Bless....

KrisztinaMarianusics
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7 years ago

the baby's face: "it's my Dad, duuude.." : )

RupeshPatange
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7 years ago

This is so pretty :)

RupeshPatange
Community Member
7 years ago

This is so pretty :)

AnaMarijaŠtefan
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7 years ago

This is sooo amazing! *__*

JulkaOstafin
Community Member
7 years ago

Beautiful drawings! Huge talented dad with imagination :) I'm wondering what is he using to draw these pictures ... Special pens? and water colours?

TishaM.Scott
Community Member
7 years ago

You are awesome! I may have to do something similar for my daughter but She will be one in July. Your son will have something to carry down the family line.

Sanjuta
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7 years ago

Wonderful! I love its. :D

AzamZayna-Othman
Community Member
7 years ago

Awesome drawings! Even more awesome father/son bond! Best wishes from Brunei

AshrafAlhashmy
Community Member
7 years ago

amazing father

KarinaArmenian
Community Member
7 years ago

Cool!_) Real Dad!

lessborednowbecca
Community Member
7 years ago

very lucky child will have such a beautiful nursery to look back on <3

ShannynSletcher
Community Member
7 years ago

I love this, good luck with your son and keep up the good work :)

Arjan
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7 years ago

Nice works, but everyone knows S is for Shark... ;)

Meg
Community Member
7 years ago

Oh please frame those and put them on his walls.They are a forever treasure.

samthabeast4565
Community Member
7 years ago

very cool

MariosPittas
Community Member
7 years ago

This is amazing. I love the style!

AshleyCardoza
Community Member
7 years ago

Your an awesome dad!

JeffSmith
Community Member
7 years ago

I think this is the greatest thing since 24 Carrot Cake. Wait...

nettedarling
Community Member
7 years ago

Special Dad, lucky son x

Community Member
7 years ago

Thanks :)

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FriedaFereno
Community Member
7 years ago

I think this is incredible innovative work that I'm sure this child will treasure. Awesome.

XimenaNossarYépez
Community Member
7 years ago

Amazing <3

TiagoNarciso
Community Member
6 years ago

You should create a book with your illustrations. They are sick!

tamyraa_baggett
Community Member
6 years ago

The turtle one look almost 3D!

cest_nayce
Community Member
7 years ago

I love these! Maybe you could make a book for each letter and animal and they an tell a story related to the letter?

JulieMcClelland
Community Member
7 years ago

They're wonderful! What a treat for your son!

Kikkaio
Community Member
7 years ago

a true love of Dad

GokulKrishnan
Community Member
7 years ago

Great work

SusanBlake
Community Member
7 years ago

What an awesome shot of dad and son! And beautiful work!

JeanineSolomon
Community Member
7 years ago

Love this...plus I love your work! What a special treasure for your son now and when he is grown. Great idea for a children's book.

MagsDenizkizi
Community Member
6 years ago

Wow you're son is going to treasure these. I want like all of them for tattoos

KatyYarndley
Community Member
6 years ago

Wow, you are so talented! That is a creative, unique and just plain awesome way to teach your son!! By the way, he looks gorgeous! :)

KatyYarndley
Community Member
6 years ago

you are so amazing at drawing! This is a very creative, unique and awesome way to teach your son the alphabet!! by the way, he is gorgeous

SultanKocaman
Community Member
7 years ago

They're great!

MyrnaDeJesus
Community Member
7 years ago

wonderful!!! and his art is gorgeous.

CharlieBluefish
Community Member
7 years ago

Gorgeous, but I don't see where the letter shapes are.

MariaCumming
Community Member
7 years ago

Beautiful!

MarieMosley
Community Member
7 years ago

This puts my apple, banana, cake (and so on) doodles to shame! Brilliant work!!

IreneRussak
Community Member
7 years ago

C is for CUTE!!!

DianeNiehaus
Community Member
7 years ago

You are an amazing dad and an extraordinary artist. Have you thought about doing a children's book? I would definitely buy copies, keep them on hand, and give them as baby gifts, and children's birthday gifts.

BibaMijatovic
Community Member
7 years ago

Now you have to start new seria! With pants,or world arond us,or..

WeirdMike
Community Member
7 years ago

T is for new tattoos

Imperfekt
Community Member
7 years ago

What a wonderful keepsake that will hopefully survive the years.

FernandoDextrePolo
Community Member
7 years ago

beautiful work. i love animal illustrations, and you're showin a lot of styles. congrats for the son, and thank you for sharin

RoxanaAldulea
Community Member
7 years ago

This is so cute! Awesome dad

f@temeh
Community Member
7 years ago

You're a very good artist dad!

WendyMorgan
Community Member
7 years ago

Lucky boy, awesome pictures

WendyMorgan
Community Member
7 years ago

Awesome stuff

SteveFord
Community Member
7 years ago

I wondered what a "UNUA" was... I looked it up on GOOGLE and it came up as a LANGUAGE... but it corrected to THIS: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/unau

SteveFord
Community Member
7 years ago

It says it's a "Two-toed sloth"...

Load More Replies...
ConnieGardner
Community Member
7 years ago

please be the father of my kids! :)

ConnieGardner
Community Member
7 years ago

Please be the father of my kids!

ThomasNorris
Community Member
7 years ago

Wow! These are some of the best drawings I've seen in a while; he should publish a sketch book.

rozie
Community Member
7 years ago

What a great idea. Your son will love the alphabet and learn quickly. Good on you Dad. We need more men like you who care.

KrsnaPriyaDasi
Community Member
7 years ago

Fantastic artwork for your son to treasure

KrsnaPriyaDasi
Community Member
7 years ago

fantastic art work for your son to treasure

pinkskies
Community Member
7 years ago

Gorgeous artwork and gorgeous photo x

CaroleEldridge
Community Member
7 years ago

Incredibly talented man Lucky boy

LidwinaGhaitza
Community Member
7 years ago

Can you see that cute smile of the baby???? awwwwww,. >.<

GeorgRebhan
Community Member
7 years ago

You are a true artist

EvaZuša
Community Member
7 years ago

So sweeet :)

CaraWu
Community Member
7 years ago

make it into a book. lots of parents around would totally buy this! its beautiful and educational. can use the money for your son's future tuition.

ChikaChan
Community Member
7 years ago

Inspiring daddy :)

MargaritaWilhelm
Community Member
7 years ago

really awesome work

KellyRane
Community Member
7 years ago

Wonderful!!

Marie-MichèleLacroix
Community Member
7 years ago

This is great! Really! but he's going to be one letter short, where's W? ;-)

AnaGomez
Community Member
7 years ago

Awesome work!!!! Love above all..... And this will pass from his son to his grand son.... :O That are the things that last forever.... Bless....

KrisztinaMarianusics
Community Member
7 years ago

the baby's face: "it's my Dad, duuude.." : )

RupeshPatange
Community Member
7 years ago

This is so pretty :)

RupeshPatange
Community Member
7 years ago

This is so pretty :)

AnaMarijaŠtefan
Community Member
7 years ago

This is sooo amazing! *__*

JulkaOstafin
Community Member
7 years ago

Beautiful drawings! Huge talented dad with imagination :) I'm wondering what is he using to draw these pictures ... Special pens? and water colours?

TishaM.Scott
Community Member
7 years ago

You are awesome! I may have to do something similar for my daughter but She will be one in July. Your son will have something to carry down the family line.

Sanjuta
Community Member
7 years ago

Wonderful! I love its. :D

AzamZayna-Othman
Community Member
7 years ago

Awesome drawings! Even more awesome father/son bond! Best wishes from Brunei

AshrafAlhashmy
Community Member
7 years ago

amazing father

KarinaArmenian
Community Member
7 years ago

Cool!_) Real Dad!

lessborednowbecca
Community Member
7 years ago

very lucky child will have such a beautiful nursery to look back on <3

ShannynSletcher
Community Member
7 years ago

I love this, good luck with your son and keep up the good work :)

Arjan
Community Member
7 years ago

Nice works, but everyone knows S is for Shark... ;)

Meg
Community Member
7 years ago

Oh please frame those and put them on his walls.They are a forever treasure.

samthabeast4565
Community Member
7 years ago

very cool

MariosPittas
Community Member
7 years ago

This is amazing. I love the style!

AshleyCardoza
Community Member
7 years ago

Your an awesome dad!

JeffSmith
Community Member
7 years ago

I think this is the greatest thing since 24 Carrot Cake. Wait...

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