Lotti Brown Designs

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

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Springer Spaniel Art - Behind the Scenes

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Colourful Springer Spaniel art - a beautiful dog, full of life and joy...

Meet George - a super Springer Spaniel art print by Lotti Brown

Meet George - a super Springer Spaniel art print by Lotti Brown

If the Springer Spaniel is your breed you'll know this gorgeous dog for his love of life and larger than life personality, as well as his sweet friendship and loyalty towards your family... a dog who greets every morning with energy and enthusiasm, ready for a day of fun...

Meet beautiful Springer Spaniel George who is so enjoying his romp in a summer field of buttercups and long grasses...

His ears bounce as he bounds through the grass on the scent of something delightful, his pink tongue lolls and his trusting eyes seek yours frequently to reconnect with you across the space between you as he enjoys his playtime fun...

Springer Spaniel art - showing artwork detail

Springer Spaniel art - showing artwork detail

I so wanted to show this wonderful breed in their element, at play in the grass, and to celebrate that very special connection and trust between dog and owner through the Springer Spaniel's delightful, trusting expression...

Springer Spaniel Art - Behind the Scenes

Here's how I created the artwork from my drawings, putting them through Adobe Illustrator to create the final artwork...

Please click on the images below to follow the process...

The completed spaniel artwork - love, life, fun...

The completed spaniel artwork - love, life, fun...

I think the completed artwork really shows the beautiful nature of this very special dog and captures a cherished everyday memory of summer playtime amongst the fields and flowers...

I love the colours, the stunning russet of the spaniel's fur and the sunny yellows against the calming purples and greens... and I love way that the curves of the grasses and flowers echo those gorgeous curls in the spaniel's lovely long ears...

Buy It

My Springer Spaniel art print is available in my online art store - with framed and unframed art prints available... Check him out here...

You can also buy him printed onto cushions, bags, books, tops, and more here…

You can see more of my pet art here in my pet art gallery - or you might prefer to commission your own pet portrait...

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.

Border Terrier Art - Behind the Scenes

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Beautiful and colourful border terrier artwork - 'Jessie and Summer Daisies' - lovely, contemporary pet art for border terrier lovers.

Colourful border terrier art 'Jessie and Daisies' by Lotti Brown

Colourful border terrier art 'Jessie and Daisies' by Lotti Brown

I love scrappy little border terriers - wiry-haired, clever little explorers who love to chase rabbits. They're feisty and fun but love a cuddle at the end of the day with their best friend... there's nothing small about their character...

A look of doggie devotion - border terrier love! Detail from the artwork.

A look of doggie devotion - border terrier love! Detail from the artwork.

I wanted to surround beautiful Jessie border terrier with these gorgeous big daisies - she's busy exploring a summer field or garden, having fun, and chasing bunnies but checks back on her owner just for a minute... ever the faithful friend.

Behind the Scenes

I created my border terrier artwork from my individual pen drawings of the dog and daisies, scanned them all into the computer and put them through Adobe Illustrator to create the final artwork...

Click the images below to take you through the process...

The completed border terrier art by Lotti Brown

The completed border terrier art by Lotti Brown

I love this border terrier artwork of sweet Jessie - a lovely summertime feel and oh, that perfect look of slightly quizzical devotion on her pretty little face!

Buy It

My border terrier art print is available in my online store, framed or unframed with international delivery available.

It’s also available printed onto cushions, bags, tops, tech & phone cases, books, and more, here…

You can also commission your own pet portrait here or just see more of my pet art in my gallery.

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.

Great Dane Art - Behind the Scenes

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Colourful great dane art print with flowers...

Great Dane artwork by Lotti Brown

Great Dane artwork by Lotti Brown

I loved creating my gorgeous Great Dane art - remarkable dogs - so large and impressive, yet they're real gentle giants.

In our village we used to see the Great Dane, Daisy, running alongside her owner's bicycle - I'll tell you, it was quite a sight!

I wanted my artwork to show the beauty and mild-mannered nature of this huge hound. Slightly intimidating through sheer size, but every Great Dane I've ever met has been essentially friendly and gentle.

Detail of the artwork

Detail of the artwork

So I wanted to include warm colours and pretty flowers to show the unexpected, softer side of this dog...

Behind the Scenes of my Great Dane Art

I create my art digitally from drawings. Here's how the process went...

Click on the images for a closer look and with more details...

The completed Great Dane pet portrait

The completed Great Dane pet portrait

The completed artwork is filled with warmth and friendliness - perfect for this over-sized charmer!

Buy It

Great Dane art prints are available from my online store with international delivery

The design is also available as cushions, bags, mugs, phone cases and more here…

Do you want me to create your own custom pet portrait for you? Click here to find out more...

More pet art in my pet art gallery...

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.

Sweet Sheltie Art 'Chloe in a Shetland Meadow'

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Sweet Sheltie art full of colour and happiness. This unique art makes the perfect gift for a Sheltie lover...

Sheltie art by Lotti Brown

Sheltie art by Lotti Brown

This artwork is of a beautiful Sheltie, Chloe.

I’m a little bit biased over looks, of course, due to the unmistakable similarities in appearance between the sweet little Shetland Sheepdog and my own ‘adopted’ breed, rough collie.

If you actually saw the two breeds together, though, you would quickly spot the size difference, as the sheltie is just a fraction of the size of a full-grown rough collie.

Shelties aren’t just small rough collies.

They have their own breed heritage – evolved from Scandinavian herding dogs brought to the Shetlands as working herding dogs in the 18th Century and crossed with smaller breeds, such as spaniels and Pomeranians. There is rough collie heritage in the mix too, though.

Understandably, tourists to the Shetlands fell in love with these sweet little dogs and their popularity began to spread...

Shelties have their own breed personality, too – sweet, sensitive, and very loving and companionable with their family. They are clever, playful, and talkative, and they need lots of mental as well as physical exercise.

I wanted my sheltie art to show this lively, playful side, so I filled the artwork with bright colours and lots of energy. 

Artwork detail showing Sheltie fur and flowers

Artwork detail showing Sheltie fur and flowers

Creating my Sheltie Art - Behind the Scenes

I wanted to place my sheltie in amongst a Shetland meadow setting, to pay homage to the beautiful islands of Shetland that are her heritage – and somewhere I, myself, long to visit one day. So I researched flowers and grasses that might be found in a Shetland meadow or grassland and filled my artwork with:

  • Milkwort

  • Sweet Vernal Grass

  • Cotton Grass

  • Meadow Buttercup

Come behind the scenes with me and take a look at how I created my Shetland Sheepdog art using a combination of traditional drawing techniques and digital processes...

Click on an image to see the large version and read further description and explanation...

The completed colourful sheltie artwork

The completed colourful sheltie artwork

You can’t fail to be won over by Chloe’s sweet smile and joyful expression.

I really love the way my sheltie’s face just seems to explode from the artwork, her eyes fixed on you and her gorgeous fur flying all over the place, filled with light and movement. I am always transfixed by the way that sheltie (or rough collie) fur catches the sunlight and seems to shimmer.

I love the way the air seems to ‘buzz’ around the flowers and grasses – full of life and the energy of nature.

This may well be my new favourite artwork, actually!

Buy It

You can get the sheltie art prints in my store

You can also get this design as cushions, tops, notebooks, mugs, bags and more here…

Do you want me to create your own custom pet portrait for you? Click here to find out more...

More pet art in my pet art gallery...

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.

Beautiful Woodland Husky Art

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Gorgeous woodland husky art prints - colourful and unique gift ideas to make your husky-loving friends happy...

'Luna: The Call of the Wild' husky artwork by Lotti Brown

'Luna: The Call of the Wild' husky artwork by Lotti Brown

This is an artwork of a beautiful husky dog. Luna is a real wonder of nature – free-spirited, intelligent and perfectly at home in the great outdoors, running through the forests of northern Europe and the Siberian steppes.

Huskies are stunning dogs with the real air of a wild wolf about them – nature just about tamed.

In spite of their wolfish appearance, they’re not at all wolfish in temperament and are a true friend to man – sweet, friendly, intelligent, and a wonderful companion and working dog.

I wanted to show my husky in a setting of nature - natural fir branches and pine cones from a cool northern forest where I hope my husky will feel right at home.

Behind the scenes of my artwork

Take a look at how I created the art from my drawings...

  • I take the individual drawings and scan them into the computer

  • I work with them digitally in Adobe Illustrator to put them together into a composition

  • I tweak colours and create backgrounds to make the finished artwork

Please click on the images below to see the full-sized image and description...

The completed colourful woodland husky artwork - intricate linework and striking colours

The completed colourful woodland husky artwork - intricate linework and striking colours

The cool ice blues set against turquoises, teal, and a rich russet give a sense of the incredible energy of this truly remarkable dog.

I love her intelligent and curious expression – alert, playful, and ready to go.

Showing detail from the husky artwork

Showing detail from the husky artwork

I hope that my artwork brings you a sense of how this independent dog belongs to nature and the wild forests. We’re privileged to have such amazing dogs as part of our human world.

I love how all the colours in my husky artwork speak of forest tones – greens, browns, oranges and greys – a celebration of nature.

Buy It

You can get the woodland husky art prints in my store

The design is also available as a cushion, duvet cover, top, bag, tech case and more here…

Do you want me to create your own custom pet portrait for you? Click here to find out more...

More pet art in my pet art gallery...

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.

German Shepherd Dog Art 'Lyla: A Picture of Devotion'

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German Shepherd Art - a portrait of a dog who's courageous, devoted, and loving...

Makes a wonderful gift idea for a German Shepherd dog owner.

'A Picture of Devotion' German Shepherd art by Lotti Brown

'A Picture of Devotion' German Shepherd art by Lotti Brown

This is an artwork of a beautiful German Shepherd dog, Lyla – keen, alert, and devoted to her owner.

I loved creating this piece. It was a privilege to take a look behind the preconceptions of the German Shepherd dog as a fierce, guarding dog to celebrate her intelligence, obedience, and loyalty to her owner.

Although, obviously, there is very valuable use of German Shepherd dogs in guarding duties, there’s so much more to the breed.

Her intelligence, courage, and confidence are just some of the qualities that make her a natural guarder. But that’s not to overlook her alert demeanour, making her eager to learn and to work, nor her fearless devotion to her owner.

Artwork detail showing German Shepherd fur and flowers

Artwork detail showing German Shepherd fur and flowers

A Portrait of Devotion - Creating my German Shepherd Art

Lyla, here, is such a truly beautiful dog, with her thick, wavy fur, alive with colours, and her keen, lively eyes.

In this artwork, I want to emphasise her loving loyalty, as a companion and friend to her owner; her keen intelligence, which makes her such a pleasure to be around; and her immense courage and confidence.

I chose to surround Lyla with these splendid, purple-blue Monkshood flowers (Aconitum). These flowers have a very special meaning in the Language of Flowers, signifying chivalry and the bravery and devotion of the medieval knight-errant.

I think this is a really lovely meaning for a German Shepherd dog, pointing in particular to her courage and protective nature, as well as her devotion to her own family.

  • I created my artwork from pen and ink drawings, dog and flowers all drawn out separately.

  • I scan the drawings into the computer and import them into my illustration programme.

  • I play about with composition and colour to create the final piece, adding layers of interest to create a sense of depth.

Take a look at how I created Lyla's German Shepherd art, below. Just click on the images below for more detail...

The completed colourful German shepherd artwork

The completed colourful German shepherd artwork

I just love the fiery orange background I’ve chosen for Lyla’s artwork. The colour signifies her energy and her passion for her work, the tasks she’s so keen to learn to do.

It’s a very particular orange that I took some time to choose, with a slight coral-pink tone to it, showing a little of her soft, family side, devoted and loving with her special people.

I love this piece as I think Lyla shows such alert intelligence in those sparkling eyes, but also a certain softness, and loving nature too, a special connection with those she trusts and calls family.

Lots of lovely detail, vibrant colours and a hugely powerful energy.

Buy It

You can get the German shepherd art prints in my store

The design is also available on cushions, bags, duvet covers, mugs and more here…

Do you want me to create your own custom pet portrait for you? Click here to find out more...

More pet art in my pet art gallery...

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.

Contemporary Dachshund Art 'Daisy Dachsie and the Sunflowers'

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Colourful dachshund art - lively and charming little Daisy Dachsie...

Makes a fun and fantastic gift idea for a special dachshund owner, or just to treat yourself.

Dachshund art 'Daisy Dachsie and the Sunflowers' by Lotti Brown

Dachshund art 'Daisy Dachsie and the Sunflowers' by Lotti Brown

This is an artwork of a charming little dachshund, Daisy, surrounded by colourful and joyous sunflowers.

I’ve always been fascinated by lively little dachshunds – such a very unusual shape for a dog – when you watch them move, they seem to slip and flow, undulating like an otter in water as they wriggle.

All dachshund varieties have something special about them, but the black and tan short-haired dachshund just seems to shine and shimmer in the light, with a whole host of beautiful colours reflecting in her fur.

Detail of the artwork

Detail of the artwork

Creating my Dachshund Art

In this artwork, I wanted to show how the personality of this clever, brave, and proud little dog is so much bigger than her tiny size – as tall as a sunflower, flamboyant, and colourful.

That’s why I think my beautiful little Daisy Dachsie looks right at home amongst these splendid sunflowers – a proud, charming little dog, bright and so full of energy – an oversized personality compared to her stature.

  • I started my artwork with a pen and ink drawing of the dog

  • And drew the sunflowers separately

  • Once scanned into the computer, I imported them into Adobe Illustrator

  • And played around with layout and colour to create the artwork

  • Adding background layers to add interest and depth to the final piece

You can see how my dachsie artwork developed below - please click on the images to see them at a larger size...

The completed colourful dachshund and sunflowers artwork

The completed colourful dachshund and sunflowers artwork

Adorable Art

In the language of flowers, sunflowers signify pride, and also adoration. Adoration is one thing that this cheeky little dog won’t go short of. She’ll adore you and long to be your constant companion, and in turn, you’ll adore her fun-loving temperament right back.

I love this piece as it’s filled with so much joy, energy and colour.

I love the glint in Daisy’s eye. She looks alert, curious, and ready to explore.

The beautiful colours glinting in her dark fur make me feel like the sun is shining down. We’re out in the garden and ready to play...

Buy It

You can get the dachshund and sunflower art prints in my store

The design is also available printed onto tops, bags, books, mugs and more here…

Do you want me to create your own custom pet portrait for you? Click here to find out more...

More pet art in my pet art gallery...

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.