Lotti Brown Designs

-- Artist & Designer - Author & Teacher of Drawing Your Way --

Tiger Art - Behind the Scenes

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Truly tropical tiger art by Lotti Brown

Colourful tiger art by Lotti Brown

Colourful tiger art by Lotti Brown

My tiger art is for you if you’re looking for a symbol of personal strength, independence, and vitality… the beautiful tiger is majestic, energetic, and powerful…

Here’s how I created the artwork from my pen and marker drawings, put together digitally in Adobe Illustrator.

Follow the process by clicking on the images below…

‘Tiger’ my completed tiger art

‘Tiger’ my completed tiger art

I love the sense of power, stillness, and poise of my tiger, perfectly at home amongst the foliage…

Detail from my ‘Tiger’ art

Detail from my ‘Tiger’ art

My tiger is available as a print, framed artwork, or canvas from my store.

He’s also available as a cushion, duvet cover, top, bag, phone case and more here…

You can see more of my wildlife and nature art here…

All intellectual property rights in my designs and products (and in the images, text and design of this website) are and will remain the property of Charlotte Brown. Any infringement of these rights will be pursued seriously.

Free Shipping at Society6

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Special offer for FREE SHIPPING at my Society6 store for this Friday and Saturday only…

Free Shipping limited time offer at www.society6.com/lottibrown

Free Shipping limited time offer at www.society6.com/lottibrown

Get FREE SHIPPING in my Society6 store on everything (excluding furniture). No code is necessary, the reduction will be applied on checkout.

The offer is for Friday 15th February and Saturday 16th February only.

Start: Friday, 2/15/2019 @ 12:00am PT
End: Saturday, 2/16/2019 @ 11:59pm PT
Details: Excludes furniture. 

Visit www.society6.com/lottibrown to see what’s in store

You can get the floral shower curtain pictured above here…

Please note that the offer is strictly time limited (please also note PT timezone) and includes items in my Society6 store only and not any other Lotti Brown products or stockists.

Wisteria Art - Behind the Scenes

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Beautiful, delicate, winsome wisteria art...

Wisteria - beautiful floral artwork by Lotti Brown

Wisteria - beautiful floral artwork by Lotti Brown

Wisteria is always one of my favourite flowers and I love to see it tumbling over arches and climbing up homes and porches...

Delicate wisteria flowers

Delicate wisteria flowers

It's such a beautiful and romantic flower and actually symbolises love, devotion, long life and memory, quiet reverence and tenderness as well as good fortune, especially signifying new beginnings...

How does the wisteria manage to tumble so elegantly?

How does the wisteria manage to tumble so elegantly?

So it seemed the perfect flower to inspire a simple, tender artwork filled with elegance, love and joy...

Wonderful soft lilac colours - delicate wisteria blooms

Wonderful soft lilac colours - delicate wisteria blooms

Behind the Scenes of the Wisteria Art

I drew out different strands of wisteria flowers separately and then put them all together in Adobe Illustrator to create my wisteria artwork... here's how it happened...

Click on the images below to see a larger version and to read the full descriptions...

I opt to change this quite pretty green to a softer and more romantic lemon and add a fabric background that shows off a pretty pink blush through the colour - far more delicate and suited to a tale of tenderness and devotion...

The completed wisteria artwork with soft colours full of tender love and elegant tendrils of wisteria, perfectly positioned

The completed wisteria artwork with soft colours full of tender love and elegant tendrils of wisteria, perfectly positioned

I really wanted my wisteria artwork to give a sense of the delicate tendrils of wisteria moving gently in the breeze and to have that elegant and light curve to the tumbling blooms...

I love the open space at the bottom of the artwork which gives that sense of flowers above and around you, while you walk through a fragrant archway...

Detail from the wisteria artwork

Detail from the wisteria artwork

I love the gentleness and tender touch in this wisteria artwork - perfect for a message of joyful love and devotion.

You can see my 'Wisteria' artwork in my online store with framed/unframed giclee prints and canvases available.

It’s also available as a whole range of printed products, including duvets, cushions, bags, mugs, and more here…

This is part of my Joyful Blooming collection. You can see more of my floral artworks here...

30% Off Wall Art at Society6

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Get a great deal with a cool 30% off wall art at my Society6 store this Wednesday and Thursday

30% off for a limited time at www.society6.com/lottibrown

30% off for a limited time at www.society6.com/lottibrown

Get the 30% savings on art prints, wall murals, tapestries and posters. No code is necessary, the reduction is already applied to the appropriate products in my Society6 store.

The offer is for Wednesday 13th February and Thursday 14th February only.

Start: Wednesday, 2/13/2019 @ 12:00am PT
End: Thursday, 2/14/2019 @ 11:59pm PT

Visit www.society6.com/lottibrown to see what’s in store

You can get the Zebras poster pictured above here…

Please note that the offer is strictly time limited (please also note PT timezone) and includes items in my Society6 store only and not any other Lotti Brown products or stockists.

Arctic Terns Art - Go Behind the Scenes of the Artwork

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Colourful and contemporary arctic terns art - beautiful British birds art

Arctic terns artwork by Lotti Brown

Arctic terns artwork by Lotti Brown

I created this beautiful arctic terns art from a dramatic action photo by photographer Julie Hunt, (under license). It’s such a dynamic and elegant composition that as soon as I saw it I just really wanted to capture it in art.

Arctic terns aren’t very local to me, although I have enjoyed seeing them on visits to Northumbria where they nest on the Farne Islands. I feel quite a connection with arctic terns since I’ve loved them since I was a little girl learning about birds…

Aged 8 or 9, I rather excitedly borrowed a book from the school library that I thought was entitled ‘The Arctic Tern’ and I was so looking forward to finding out more about the adventures of this bird from the far-flung Arctic… and was disappointed to discover that I’d actually borrowed a book of school-days tales (The Attic Term)…

If it had been the book I was hoping for, I might have learned that the arctic tern actually migrates between the Arctic and the Antarctic and back each year… it’s the bird species with the longest migration in the world and is believed to be very long-lived with a recorded example of a ringed bird living to almost 30 years of age.

It experiences two summers each year (choosing the light summer months for its stay at each end of the earth) so gets more daylight than any other species too. How’s that for an amazing life!

Detail from my Arctic Terns artwork

Detail from my Arctic Terns artwork

A pretty awesome little bird and, as you can see, so elegant in flight. Its common name is the sea swallow and you can understand why with those beautiful swooping wings and curved tail!

The completed arctic terns artwork - colourful, contemporary and dramatic!

The completed arctic terns artwork - colourful, contemporary and dramatic!

I love the brilliant coastal colours and wonderfully elegant curving shapes of my arctic terns artwork…

You can buy art prints, framed prints and canvases of this artwork in my online store with fast worldwide delivery here…

More arctic tern printed products including cushions, clothing, duvet covers, bags, mugs, phone/tech cases, journals and more are available here (also with fast worldwide delivery).

More of my nature and wildlife art here…

All intellectual property rights in my designs and products (and in the images, text and design of this website) are and will remain the property of Charlotte Brown. Any infringement of these rights will be pursued seriously.

Zebra Art - Behind the Scenes

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Bright and beautiful zebra art - colourful wildlife art to inspire… take a look behind the scenes

Zebras art by Lotti Brown

Zebras art by Lotti Brown

This is something a little bit different for me, but I’ve absolutely adored creating it. Zebras are so beautiful and their stripes are just amazing. So great to draw out… but it was a little bit confusing and did require a lot of concentration!

Detail from the zebra artwork

Detail from the zebra artwork

Here’s a little look behind the scenes so that you can find out more about how the zebra artwork was created digitally from my pen and marker drawings…

Take a look below and click on the images to see them full size with more comment about the process…

Fabulous zebra art - the completed artwork

Fabulous zebra art - the completed artwork

I love my finished zebra art - so bold, contemporary, and stripey!

You can get an art print, framed print or canvas of my zebra art in my store here…

You can also get my zebra artwork printed onto cushions, clothing, travel mugs, phone cases, duvet covers and more here…

You can see more of my nature and wildlife art here…

All intellectual property rights in my designs and products (and in the images, text and design of this website) are and will remain the property of Charlotte Brown. Any infringement of these rights will be pursued seriously.

30% off Selected Products in my Society6 Store Today

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It’s been a fab week of offers in my Society6 store. For our final offer of the week, we’ve got 30% off wallpaper, wall murals, tapestries, art prints + posters - that’s for one day only, today… 

So if you’ve been thinking about brightening up a dreary wall with something cool and colourful, why not browse through my artworks and see what suits your style…

30% off selected items in my Society6 shop for today only

30% off selected items in my Society6 shop for today only

1/25: 30% Off Wallpaper, Wall Murals, Tapestries, Art Prints + Posters 
Start: Friday, 1/25/19 @ 12:00AM PT
End: Friday, 1/25/19 @ 11:59PM PT

Visit my Society6 store here…

You can get the colourful wall mural pictured above, here…

Please note that the offer is available in my Society6 store only, and not in any other Lotti Brown store or licensed artworks.

Learning How to Draw by Seeing Shapes in Leaves

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I’ve just published my first drawing lesson in my new Start Drawing resource. Here, I show you how to start seeing shapes in what you draw to help you learn how to draw anything… we start simply by drawing leaves…

Start learning how to draw anything by seeing shapes in leaves…

Start learning how to draw anything by seeing shapes in leaves…

Do you want to join in and have a go? Join me here…

Stay updated with my drawing lessons and resources and keep up with my news by signing up to my email newsletter below…

20% off and Free Shipping Today in my Society6 Store

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Continuing a week of fab offers, there’s 20% off plus FREE SHIPPING in my Society6 store, for today only.

So take a look for cool coasters, cosy comforters and duvet sets, comfy cushions, bright bathmats, brilliant bags, perfect pouches, awesome art prints and lots, lots more…

20% off and free shipping on everything in my Society6 store for one day only

20% off and free shipping on everything in my Society6 store for one day only

20% Off + Free Shipping on Everything 
Start: Wednesday, 1/23/19 @ 12:00AM PT
End: Wednesday, 1/23/19 @ 11:59PM PT
Details: Excludes furniture and new yoga mats

Visit the Lotti Brown Society6 store here…

You can find the Summer Hare wood wall art in the picture here…

Please note that the offer is available in my Society6 store only, and not in any other Lotti Brown store or licensed artworks.

FLASH SALE in my Society6 Store - Today Only

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Starting a week of promotions in my Society6 store: for today only, there is a fantastic 25% off in the store PLUS FREE SHIPPING on everything! Yippee!

25% off everything plus free shipping, today only in my Society6 store - no code needed

25% off everything plus free shipping, today only in my Society6 store - no code needed

25% Off + Free Shipping on Everything 
Start: Sunday, 1/20/19 @ 12:00AM PT
End: Monday, 1/21/19 @ 11:59PM PT
Details: Excludes new yoga mats. 

Visit my Society6 Store here

You can find the llama coasters in the image here…

Please note that the offer is available in my Society6 store only, and not in any other Lotti Brown store or licensed artworks.

Colourful Coneflowers Art - Behind the Scenes

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Vibrant floral scenes of late summer - 'Colourful Coneflowers' (echinacea) artwork by Lotti Brown

'Colourful Coneflowers' summer floral art by Lotti Brown

'Colourful Coneflowers' summer floral art by Lotti Brown

I just adore these colourful late-summer flowers - vibrant and bold, they seem infused with the energy of the sunshine - perfectly Joyful Blooming!

Pink coneflowers - echinacea is sometimes used in herbal remedies for ailments such as colds and sore throats

Pink coneflowers - echinacea is sometimes used in herbal remedies for ailments such as colds and sore throats

I think they look so elegant with their centres reaching upwards in that unusual cone shape (hence the name coneflower) and lovely long petals twisting and curving as they dance through the summer garden...

Pretty coneflower

Pretty coneflower

Showing detail from the artwork

Showing detail from the artwork

Behind the Scenes of the Artwork

I wanted the artwork to look bright, bold and beautiful - simply filled with colour and joy at a summer's day just like the colourful coneflowers that fill gardens in August...

coneflower_photo_3.jpg

Here's a behind the scenes look at how I created the final artwork from my drawings and Adobe Illustrator software...

Please click on the images below to see them larger with full description of the process....

The final coneflowers artwork 'Colourful Coneflowers'

The final coneflowers artwork 'Colourful Coneflowers'

I love the really bold, hot colours in my 'Colourful Coneflowers' artwork - they speak so much of hot summer days and the simple joy of sunshine and nature...

'Colourful Coneflowers' vibrant summer floral art print by Lotti Brown - available as a framed or unframed print in my online store

'Colourful Coneflowers' vibrant summer floral art print by Lotti Brown - available as a framed or unframed print in my online store

'Colourful Coneflowers' is available as a fine art print, with framed, unframed and canvas options available, in my online art store.

You can also buy the design printed onto cushions, clothing, bags, journals, mugs, duvet covers and more here…

See more floral artwork in my online gallery here...

All intellectual property rights in my designs and products (and in the images, text and design of this website) are and will remain the property of Charlotte Brown. Any infringement of these rights will be pursued seriously.

Preparing Time and Space to Draw

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It’s important to set ourselves some time aside to draw and get creative - this can all too easily be superseded by all of those so-called priorities that just end up with us chasing our tails and not catering to our deeper personal needs…

And the right little space for your drawing needs to be ready too… here’s how I do it on my foldable dining table…

Having a little space ready for your drawing is important. All my materials are close by and ready to use!

Having a little space ready for your drawing is important. All my materials are close by and ready to use!

I’ve just published the next page in my ‘Start Drawing’ resource about preparing your time and space for your artistic practice. You can read it here…

Perfectly Pink Llama Art - Behind the Scenes

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Intricately beautiful, ‘Perfectly Pink’ llama art by Lotti Brown…

‘Perfectly Pink’ llama art by Lotti Brown

‘Perfectly Pink’ llama art by Lotti Brown

This is a lovely little llama that I met on my 40th birthday in Northumbria - so sweet and friendly… I just had to celebrate her in art…

This is what happened…

  • I created drawings of the llama and big peony flowers in pen and markers

  • I scanned them in and put them together in Adobe Illustrator to create the artwork

Click on the images below to follow the artmaking processs…

The completed llama artwork

The completed llama artwork

Here’s the completed llama artwork - the lovely pink colour is full of sweetness and love - it’s an artwork to bring you pure happiness and joy…

Llama art detail

Llama art detail

If you love my llama as much as I do, you can find her in my online art print store here…

She’s also available printed onto a range of cushions, bags, duvet covers, tops, phone cases and more here…

More in my pet art gallery here… you can also commission an artwork of your own llama or other pet here…

All intellectual property rights in my designs and products (and in the images, text and design of this website) are and will remain the property of Charlotte Brown. Any infringement of these rights will be pursued seriously.

Drawing Materials to Start Drawing

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Starting drawing doesn’t need to be expensive or overwhelming. Some help choosing what to draw with and draw on in my new page, as we kick off my new ‘Start Drawing Your Way’ section.

Find your own best drawing materials…

Find your own best drawing materials…

Stay updated as new pages are added to the ‘Start Drawing Your Way’ section by signing up to my email newsletter (usually comes out about monthly)…

Looking Forward to 2019

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What’s new for the coming year…

I want to share my thanks and appreciation for your support in 2018. It means so much to a small business owner like myself.

I’ve got exciting things planned for 2019… and you may have already noticed a few of the changes on my website:

Start drawing with me in 2019…

Start drawing with me in 2019…

I’ve been paring down my social media so that I can concentrate on my new projects, so if you’d like to follow me on social media see right below for where you can find me currently…

You can also keep up with everything by signing up to my email newsletter: