Here is one of my illustrated alphabets, which I drew in 2016 and never got around to writing about! This is my woodland alphabet, featuring animals and plants that live in forests. Drawn in my whimsical ink and watercolor style.
Lots of animals included in this alphabet: moose, bear, fox, porcupine, squirrel, turtles, salamander, newt, and toad (I especially enjoyed drawing all the amphibians!). As an avid birdwatcher I, of course, drew a lot of birds as well: great horned owl, green heron, wood duck, white-breasted nuthatch, yellow-rumped warbler, chickadee, and belted kingfisher. The plants include moss, oak leaf and acorns, wild violet, and one of my favorites: jack in the pulpit.
Choosing words for the alphabet is always one of my favorite parts about the process. Certain letters and the end of the alphabet requires a little creativity. X is often a challenge - this one ending up being a deer X-ing sign. It's fun to figure out clever ways to include all the subjects I want for the theme. Since Moss was used for M, I had to use the moose's Antlers for A. The nuthatch and it's distinctive behavior of hanging Upside down was used for U.
The alphabet is drawn and hand lettered in ink and colored with watercolor. This print would fit right into a woodland themed nursery or make a fun addition to the young explorer's room!