Kingfisher Art - Drawing to Digital - Behind the Scenes

Beautiful Kingfisher art print by Lotti Brown…

Colourful Kingfisher art by Lotti Brown

Colourful Kingfisher art by Lotti Brown

My colourful kingfisher art is very special to me as it’s so rarely that I get to glimpse a kingfisher - and yet the moment is all the more special…

My tiny gasp as the beautiful jewelled shimmer catches the light and the bird shoots like a tiny colourful bullet just above the water… it’s something awe-inspiring to see in real life…

And I believe that no art or photo can really do justice to the real-life shimmering colours of the kingfisher - I did have to give it a try though… ;)

Artwork detail - trying to replicate the shimmer of a kingfisher through colour

Artwork detail - trying to replicate the shimmer of a kingfisher through colour

Going Behind the Scenes of the Art

Here’s how I made my kingfisher art from my pen and marker drawings, scanned into the computer, and then using Adobe Illustrator to create the artwork digitally…

Click on the images below to follow the process and get more details of how I created the artwork…

The completed artwork…

Colourful turquoises, greens, and blues contrast against the vivid orange breast of the kingfisher…

Colourful turquoises, greens, and blues contrast against the vivid orange breast of the kingfisher…

I love the watery background and the rich teal and turquoise colours that contrast so beautifully with the kingfisher’s vivid orange breast - it does make me think of those special glimpses of kingfishers, in-flight or perched at the waterside, watching and ready to go…

If you love kingfishers, too, you can buy my kingfisher art print from my online art store - get it framed, unframed, as a giclee print or on canvas…

Also see my kingfisher printed onto cushions, duvet covers, scarves, tops, clocks and much more…. (at Redbubble) - click here to see…

Kingfisher throw pillow - by Lotti Brown at Redbubble

Kingfisher throw pillow - by Lotti Brown at Redbubble

Kingfisher acrylic art block by Lotti Brown at Redbubble

Kingfisher acrylic art block by Lotti Brown at Redbubble

Kingfisher coasters by Lotti Brown at Redbubble

Kingfisher coasters by Lotti Brown at Redbubble

Kingfisher throw by Lotti Brown at Redbubble

Kingfisher throw by Lotti Brown at Redbubble

See more of my bird and wildlife art in my nature and wildlife gallery - plus the overflow page for the most recent pieces…