THE ANIBET IS COMPLETE!

I finally finished!


I was worried that U-Z would be difficult, but I actually really enjoyed doing those letters! I think the fact that there are fewer popular animal names that begin with those letters made things a bit freer.

So here they all are! You can see them in detail at my website.

Update: due to a certain amount of interest, I’ve started to make prints available. If there’s any work you’re interested in that you don’t see available, please let me know!

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  1. Wow, you are so talented:) Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed… that’s how I found your website!

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  2. I love this! So clever.

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  3. Nice job–very clever!

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  4. shmilyfacephoto

    Flippin Fantastic. LOVE.

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  5. The “J” is my favorite πŸ™‚

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  6. Wow, love them! It’s hard to decide which are my favorite, but I really love how you did the “H,” “K,” and “Q.” Off to check out your website!

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  7. I’m LOVING your illustrations — I think the “R” for raccoon is my personal fave, though they’re all amazing.

    Beautiful work!

    πŸ™‚

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  8. This is so cute! It would be great in a nursery.

    ~Stop Me if You’ve Heard This One

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  9. Love it, really smart!! πŸ˜€

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  10. Absolutely adorable!! I love it!

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  11. I love this! For future reference, would there be a way to get a print for a child’s room?

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    1. callmecaitlin

      I’m currently working on putting together prints. Please check my etsy page, I’ll be updating it very soon!

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  12. That is fantastic! So cute :]

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  13. Your design style is wonderful! I visited the individual letters on your superb website and as each one opened up so did my mouth. I ended up gawping at each and every one. Lovely stuff. But just what is a Xiphias, please?

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    1. callmecaitlin

      Hi there, thanks for the kind comment! πŸ™‚
      Xiphias gladius is the scientific name for the swordfish.

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  14. How beautiful! I love the bat πŸ™‚

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  15. Wow, this is way more thoughtful than my friend’s and my “Let’s say a cuss-word for each letter” game. You should sell prints of this!

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  16. Where typography and illustration collide. πŸ™‚

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  17. Love this! Very clever.

    Thank you for sharing, & congratulations on being Freshly Pressed!

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  18. Wow they are beautiful! I don’t know much about art – are these painted? Or designed on a computer? They are really nice. My faves are A, M, Q

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    1. callmecaitlin

      Thanks! Personally, I have a soft spot for all the birds.
      All of the letters were painting in gouache.

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  19. Very creative! πŸ™‚

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  20. Beautiful! The Lemur, Otter, and Bats are my favorite. And I like that you used atypical animals for many. -abi

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  21. These are amazing! Love them

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  22. I couldn’t stop admiring each little work of art. It’s as if each animal patiently posed for you in your impossible shapes, while you took the time to captured their character. I love the expression of the Giraffe, the Lemur watching whether it’s tail stays up and the cheeky Hog. Thanks for sharing them; it made for a a pleasurable half hour at the end of a very tiring day.

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    1. callmecaitlin

      Thank you for taking the time to leave a very kind comment. I’m glad you enjoyed them so much!

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  23. Wow, this is amazing! I can’t pick a favorite but the otters and the giraffe are so sweet. Love this.

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  24. That’s fantastic! It’s super cute, creative and artistic – well deserving of freshly pressed πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing!

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  25. The yak is my favorite, followed closely by the raccon, but they are all delightful. Excellent control of a tricky medium!

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  26. AAAAAAMAZING!!!! So whimisical – would love it on a nursery wall!!!

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  27. How genius! It took me a while…lol… i mean, they are so clever and beautiful…”F” is my favourite…. very dramatic and glamorous….

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  28. Andrea Thomson Viner @ Iowa Dog Blog

    I LOVE this! Thank goodness for your tags because I did not know what some of those animals were. But it’s so great that you chose unique and maybe unknown animals. The narwahl is pretty fabulous, but I, of course (given the name of my blog), love the corgi too.

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  29. I’ve been through my share of alphabet books (kids, kids, kids) and these letters are beautifully detailed. Congratulations!

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  30. That’s a wonderful piece of work. I love how you have incorporated the animals’ bodies into the shape of the letters. Can’t really pick out which letter I love the best!

    A fantastic display of the alphabet.

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  31. artzeechris

    You did a amazing job! I love the Anibet!

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  32. i want a poster of these gorgeous creatures…not for my kids wall but for mine!! ok maybe they can have one too πŸ˜€

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    1. callmecaitlin

      If you’re still interested, I’m working on selling them! Please check my etsy page, I’ll be updating it very soon!

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  33. Fantastic work. I had to go to your site to appreciate the detail you put into each one. I feel stupid having to ask this question, but the letter X. . . I know swordfish is wrong. Please solve this little mystery for me.

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    1. callmecaitlin

      No, your right! I cheated a little- Xiphias gladius is the scientific name of the swordfish.

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  34. These are really beautiful! Are you selling them?

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    1. callmecaitlin

      I’m working on selling them! Please check my etsy page, I’ll be updating it very soon!

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  35. Those are quite beautiful! You’re very talented.

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  36. Sarah Doyle

    Oh, these are wonderful! It reminds me of an old one called Tarantella, which was all bugs and worms, if I remember rightly. Yours are more detailed, I think, and in color, wow!

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    1. callmecaitlin

      Thanks! The Tarantella sounds wonderful, thanks for mentioning it. I’ll look it up ASAP.

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  37. Wow, brilliant!! My favourite is ‘R’ πŸ™‚

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  38. Truly amazing work! beautiful and fun! Thanks for sharing!

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  39. Beautiful work! Such detail and time has been spent on this and it looks fab. It would be almost impossible to say which one I like the best because they are all so wonderful, but I am partial to the Otter, Elephant and Lemur. Congrats on being FP’d it’s well deserved!

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  40. aparnanairphotography

    that’s pretty magnificant. how long did it take you to do this?

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    1. callmecaitlin

      Thanks! I believe I started these guys at the end of August, then worked on them on and off until I finished about two weeks ago.

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  41. Such an amazing talent you have! Beautiful work. Congrats on being FP!

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  42. Clever concept and beautifully illustrated. I loved the giraffe.

    Ronnie

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  43. What an awesome illustration. First place I would take it, is to Autism Centres and Speech Therapists. Big $$$$$ looking for something like that to help children associate.

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    1. callmecaitlin

      Thanks, and thank you for the suggestion!

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  44. This is soooo cute! I want to wallpaper my room with these!

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  45. Is N a narwhale?! So Awesome!

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    1. callmecaitlin

      Yep, it’s a narwhal! πŸ™‚

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  46. ‘X’ marks the marlin is X-cellent.

    The other 25 are merely excellent… : )

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  47. My favorite is the H. It made me crack up. Well done.

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  48. Best of luck with your illustration career!

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  49. Eva McCane

    love them! these should be compiled into a childrens book with some additional illustrations. or maybe that’s your plan and you’re way ahead of me. my son would love to learn with beautiful colors and drawings like these! thanks for sharing!

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  50. I want Xiphius Gladius to be my pen name. I also want to buy a poster. Goahgeous, Caitlin Clarkson!

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  51. that’s really cute!! awesome work!

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  52. i remember when i was studied typograhy,,, and this is very cool….! love it! πŸ˜€

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    1. callmecaitlin

      I’ve always wanted to study typography! It’s pretty fascinating, isn’t it?

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  53. I must admit…. you are so crazy..
    nice..

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  54. These are beautiful! Definitely following and checking out your website! Are they watercolor??

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    1. callmecaitlin

      Aw, thank you! While I have a soft spot for watercolor, these were all done in gouache.

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  55. Wow, you have quite the artistic ability! Great job! I had no idea this type of art form was called an Anibet, it’s my interesting fact of the day! I really admired your positive energy. Although you admitted that you struggled with the last bit of letters, you turned those feelings into an opportunistic moment for yourself, a chance to be a bit “freer” as you mentioned. The most important thing when it comes to pursing a career path or a hobby is that in the end you are enthusiastic and enjoy partaking in that specific activity! Thank you for sharing your work and keep it going!

    If it is okay with you, I would like to mention my own blog that I just started and share the link with your readers. It’s called Logic Meets Reason and it would be great if you and your readers could comment, subscribe, and take a look at the pieces I have posted! Here is the link: http://www.logicmeetsreason.wordpress.com.

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    1. callmecaitlin

      Thank you for leaving such a thoughtful comment! I agree, enthusiasm for your work or even a hobby is such an essential part of life.
      I really enjoyed reading the articles on your blog, especially The Scales of Life- you’re a very talented writer! I’d be honored if you mentioned my work; be sure to let me know if you do, I’d love to see!

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      1. Thank you so much for taking the time to read my work! I really appreciate the words of encouragement! It just makes me want to write more posts :-)!!! I will definitely take the time to mention your work! I actually would like to mention it on my next blog post! I’ll be sure to send you the link to it when I finish! It was a pleasure “writing” to you! πŸ™‚

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  56. giancarlo β™₯ cinnamoroll;]

    Wow! great. You’re so creative.

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  57. This is really an amazing job! Fantastic πŸ™‚

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  58. Oh my goodness, that is just adorable!! I wish I could get that creative!

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  59. Hey nice stuff.
    Is there a larger image of the same? weould love to admire ’em in all their detail.

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    1. callmecaitlin

      All of the letters are on my website in their full, detailed glory. πŸ™‚

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  60. cool πŸ™‚

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  61. this is stunning!

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  62. I think that is probably the sweetest ‘O’ I’ve ever seen! These are fantastic!

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  63. Awesome. These are truely stunning. I wonderhow long it took you. With labours of love time doesn’t really matter.

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  64. Very nice…:)

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  65. that is so cool! i love it πŸ™‚
    XD

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  66. […] This is just adorable. My favorite is C. […]

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  67. Very cute, I love the O and the B!

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  68. […] Visit the blog of the anibet’s creator! […]

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  69. You really have talent, like the “A” :D’ You must haave a really cool handwriting ^-^

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  70. I love letters. I have a whole collection at home in different shapes, sizes, materials and patterns. No animals yet though. Your drawings are really clever. I love the letter O with the mummy and baby otters and the A where you have used the tongue to make the bar in the middle…they are all very good. What size are they in real life?

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    1. callmecaitlin

      Thanks! A and O are two of my favorites as well.
      The letters all vary in size to a certain degree, but they were all done individually on sheets of 9×12″ paper.

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  71. Wonderful! “W” is my favorite, as a walrus is my favorite animal!

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  72. wonderful, I think, indonesian children will be confused with : kudu, narwhal, otter, pangolin, quetzal, sloth, toad, vicuna and xiphias. they are not familiar with the names and the animals itself.
    but, it will enrich their vocabulary.

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  73. Awesome! H and Z are really cool!! πŸ™‚
    Great work!

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  74. Wow, these illustrations are beautiful.. I can look at this all day! What materials did you use to make them?

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    1. callmecaitlin

      Thanks! These were all done in gouache.

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  75. Fantastic. I’d love to feature your illustrations on my blog http://www.artstormer.com. contact me!

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  76. Your craft makes me think of the way children appreciate the wonder of learning things that grownups have long forgot to enjoy. Thank you for your work!

    donald

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  77. Really beautiful work. I’m going to share this with my first graders on Monday.

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  78. The yak is my favorite, followed closely by the raccon, but they are all delightful. Excellent control of a tricky medium!

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  79. Such an amazing talent you have! Beautiful work. Congrats on being FP!

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  80. arief3000

    This is so cute! It would be great in a nursery.

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  81. Anne Marie

    Love It! Think I will start my own little anibet πŸ™‚ Well done

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  82. Pure awesomeness!

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  83. Nice !!!

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  84. These are wonderful ! So playful and unique. I’m partial to the “C” but I adore them all, really πŸ™‚ Your Freshly-Pressed is well-deserved. (Your anibet would make amazing wallpaper for a child’s room.)

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  85. I love the use of color and shape! Good work!

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  86. gracescorrar

    These are absolutely lovely! You are inspiring illustration-envy!

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  87. Anibet Taveras

    Hey i love mostly because my name is anibet that’s how i found this amazing work of art. Nice name choice by the way. How did you come up with such an amazing name.

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  88. […] Calitlin is an illustrator fom Los Angeles, California. One of my favourite pieces of hers is her anibet. She very cleverly designed an alphabet using an animal for each letter. My favourite letters are […]

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  89. […] them a bit more realistically. I guess these guys are still very stylized, but not as much as, say, here. I decided to tackle smaller dogs, but I’d like to try drawing bigger dogs in the future as […]

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  90. That is so cool. i love animals.

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