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.