Lotti Brown Designs

-- I create art for people who like to take the time to savour the beauty of the natural world around us -- Pet Art & Custom Pet Portraits - Wildlife & Bird Art - Floral Art - Nature-Inspired Surface Pattern Designs --

Foxgloves Floral Art Print - Behind the Scenes

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I'd love to take you on a behind-the-scenes tour of my 'Fun with Foxgloves' floral art print - this is actually my husband's favourite of all my artworks, and we have a print hanging in the kitchen.

This artwork is about those cool, shady moments in the heat of summer - refreshing woodland glades that are like a little oasis of cool on the hottest summer day...

'Fun with Foxgloves' art print

I was inspired by seeing a collection of beautiful bright pink foxgloves, in a wooded area filled with a dappled sunlight - little insects were buzzing about and catching the light, like tiny twinkles of dust...

It was a peaceful place - but at the same time buzzing with life - and those foxgloves stood out so beautifully against the green of the long grasses, ferns and trees...

Vibrant pink of foxgloves in nature

So I wanted to try and capture that moment of stepping out of the sunlight, into the cool forest glade... and how, out the darkness, the hot pink of the foxglove catches your eye... like a hidden treasure that you just have to step off the beaten track to find. Beautiful!

Of course, I couldn't go around picking wild foxgloves, so I bought a garden foxglove to draw...

(Click below to see the images large-size)

I drew it several times, from every angle, and at every stage of growth and flowering...

Drawing foxgloves...

Next, to scan it into the computer...

Foxgloves scanned into the computer, ready to create with...

Creating the basic layout - in the end I only used three of the foxgloves for the main part of the artwork...

Creating the layout

Adding a bold background...

Adding a bold purple textural background

And adding another layer of background detail... (created from some of my other foxglove drawings)

Background detail added

Trying out some alternative background colours....

Pale peachy background...

Pale blue-green background

In the end I decided to completely change the colours, so that I got the feel of those beautiful pink foxgloves in a wooded glade that had originally caught my attention...

Of course, the beauty of working digitally from original drawings is that I'm not tied into the original colour scheme - so I could certainly go pink if I wanted to...

Foxgloves looking pretty in pink!

Finally happy with the colour, I added in more background layering, with some silhouettes, to give more of the feel of the forest background. 

With the background layers added in, and colours changed, the artwork is complete

'Fun with Foxgloves' artwork

Detail of foxglove detail, from 'Fun with Foxgloves'

Detail of foxglove detail, from 'Fun with Foxgloves'

I hope that my foxgloves artwork gives you that little moment of peace and tranquillity - that oasis of cool on a hot summer's day to relax and enjoy...

Feel refreshed!

Fun with Foxgloves art print

'Fun with Foxgloves' is available as a giclee art print in my online print store

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