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K is for Kookaburra

This little bird flew into the animal alphabet via a children’s clothing boutique in Seattle. I got commissioned to design a logo for Rhea’s new boutique Kookaburra Kids. While the final logo turned out quite a bit more abstract (scroll down), this bird wanted to become part of the Animal Alphabet and so I abandoned my original intent to draw a Koala and welcomed in another Aussie friend.

If you love fashionably new and gently worn children’s clothing, toys and books check out the Kookaburra Kids Facebook page or stop by the boutique near U Village in Seattle.


Here’s the final Kookaburra Kids logo:


J is for Jellyfish

On today’s spring equinox I am adding the next letter in my animal alphabet.
Happy spring everyone!!


You can see all animal alphabet images on this Pinterest board.


Two new animals for the alphabet





Animal Alphabet E-G

A few weeks ago I started an Animal Alphabet. You can read my story how I got inspired to start drawing the alphabet, and see my illustrations for the first 4 animals A-D in this post. As of today I completed the alphabet through G for Grasshopper.



How I decided to start drawing an Animal Alphabet

I’m a HUGE fan of Charley Harper and his animal illustrations. His work is just wonderful! He made an adorable book for children called ABCs. About 4 weeks ago, I started practicing illustrating again and decided to share one new drawing every day to my facebook page

Besides my commitment to dedicate 2+ hours a day to this craft, it’s actually really difficult to come up with new things to draw. This time I didn’t want to go back to my sketch books, but instead draw new things. So when I recently looked at Charlie’s ABCs book, I figured I’ll do my own animal alphabet series for a total of 26 new illustrations – it seemed like a no-brainer.

For the most part I am using different animals than Charley did for his book and I am taking requests from people as they ask me to draw specific animals for upcoming letters. But I did make some exceptions where I am just so much in love with the animals Charley picked that I decided to draw a few of the same ones but in my own style.

It’s been really fun so far and I thoroughly enjoy the process!

Charley’s wonderful illustrations:

And below is my alphabet – so far I am at D for Dolphin.