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Yannick Vicente draws on his love for his four-year-old daughter in a series of touching illustrations.
By
Bianca Soldani

19 May 2016 - 2:45 PM  UPDATED 20 May 2016 - 8:26 AM

If you’re lucky enough to have experienced it, the father-daughter bond is a unique one.

And French parent Yannick Vicente is sharing just how special his four-and-a-half-year-old girl Anaé is via his talents as an artist.

In a series of cartoon-like images, the dad explores some of the innocent joys and more trivial challenges he faces in their day-to-day life. 

And although Vicente only started his series last week, he has already received plenty of love since posting them on Facebook.

He tells SBS: “I'm just trying to capture the beautiful moments of life between my daughter and me, I'm glad it speaks to many. 

“Ultimately this is something very personal. I open my heart in these drawings. And I think that's why it works because it's life, it's real life moments. I hope my daughter will have the opportunity to see when she will be a little older, it's a way for me to tell her that I love her."

"Daddy, how was I born? Did you draw me?"

"Don't worry daddy, it's not so bad."

Putting his daughter's life into pictures has been something Vicente has long been interested in, saying: "Since my daughter was born I have always wanted to draw or to stage these moments of life.

"Things came alone according to what I had experienced with my daughter," he explains.

“At first I did these drawings only for me, but I spoke to so many people, I received so many messages, hundreds of people who felt touched by my drawings. It's incredibly rewarding."

Originally written in French, Vicente has begun translating some of the images into English after multiple requests. 

He shares custody of Anaé with the girl's mother and she stays with him every other weekend.

"What's love daddy?" "You are."