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One Animal for Each Letter of the Alphabet: a Gift for an Artist’s Newborn Son

After having a baby in 2014, Kyson Dana took a break from his web design career to create a series of stunning illustrations for his little boy.

The project began with Dana’s disappointment with baby books whose illustrations he considered mediocre. Over 26 days, Dana drew a different animal for each letter of the alphabet and uploaded each one to Instagram. The series was part of a sketchbook duel called #SketchAZduel, in which Dana challenged a fellow artist and designer, Jeffrey Smith, to complete and upload one drawing per day (with a midnight deadline).

Safe to say, Dana’s animal alphabet drawings are intense, intricate, and even eerie – perfect to awaken the imagination of a child.

A is for Armadillo

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B is for Buffalo

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C is for Crane

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D is for Deer

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E is for Elephant

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F is for Fox

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G is for Gorilla

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H is for Hawk

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I is for Ibex

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J is for Jaguar

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K is for Koi Fish

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L is for Lobster

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M is for Mamba

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N is for Narwhal

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O is for Octopus

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P is for Peacock

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Q is for Quetzal

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R is for Rabbit

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S is for Sea Turtle

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T is for Trout

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U is for Unau

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V is for Vulture

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W is for Warthog

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X is for X-Ray Fish

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Y is for Yak

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Z is for Zebra

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