Here is one of my illustrated alphabets, which I drew in 2016 and never got around to writing about! This is my
, 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
It's also fun to figure out how to fit all the desired subjects into the alphabet. The moose's Antlers
were used for A
since I wanted to use Moss
. 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!
Prints available in several sizes: 8x10, 11x14, and 13x19 inches.
You can find prints in my shop here: Woodland alphabet art print