Raven and Apple Blossom Art - Behind the Scenes

Beautiful Raven & Apple Blossom artwork in pretty pinks and pale blues…

Raven and Apple Blossom art - pretty nature art by Lotti Brown

Raven and Apple Blossom art - pretty nature art by Lotti Brown

I thought we’d take a look behind the scenes of my raven and apple blossom artwork - the inspiration, the drawings, the digital process…

I created this artwork after a wonderful springtime holiday to Glastonbury in Somerset where the whole countryside seemed alive with the fragrance of the apple blossoms that filled numerous small orchards there…

Apple blossoms in an orchard in Somerset

Apple blossoms in an orchard in Somerset

The apple blossoms will be my lasting memory of that holiday and of Somerset - I’d no idea that apple blossoms could look so beautiful in great snowy white and soft pink swathes festooning the tops of the trees…

A perfect moment in a peaceful apple orchard

A perfect moment in a peaceful apple orchard

The artwork is actually created from a memory of a perfect peaceful moment in the apple orchard at Glastonbury Abbey, watching a pair of ravens pecking in an apple tree.

I wanted to capture this moment in art and created this artwork to do that when I returned home…

This is how the artwork was created from my drawings - scanned into the computer and using Adobe Illustrator to digitise the drawings and arrange them into an artwork…

Click on the images below to find out more…

Raven and Apple Blossom artwork - completed digitally from pen/ink drawings

Raven and Apple Blossom artwork - completed digitally from pen/ink drawings

My raven and apple blossom artwork is now complete and I love the soft pinks and blues that really set off the dark shape of the raven…

I find it a beautiful reminder of that really peaceful moment connecting with nature, watching those ravens in the apple blossom, and I think it quite captures the perfect moment of tranquillity that I felt inside…

I hope it makes you feel peaceful too…

Showing detail from the raven artwork

Showing detail from the raven artwork