Lotti Brown Designs

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


Blue Tit and Teasels Art Print - Behind the Scenes

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Beautiful and colourful Blue Tit artwork, ‘ Blue Tit and Teasels’ by Lotti Brown

‘Blue Tit and Teasel’ art by Lotti Brown

One of my all-time favourite birds in the garden so I just had to create another blue tit artwork as part of my Totally Teasels mini collection.

It was a real treat to draw this blue tit actually in flight as it’s a sight that I enjoy so often in the garden but have never managed to photograph myself, so I was very lucky to find an awesome photo that I was able to license and use as source inspiration for my drawing and subsequently my final artwork.

I think the artwork really captures that feeling of movement and a sense of stopping time for that split second to preserve that moment in eternity so we can keep it with us…

And I so enjoyed working with the colours of the little bird and blending in the colours of the background to create a really colourful piece.

Detail from the ‘Blue Tit and Teasels’ artwork

Detail from the ‘Blue Tit and Teasels’ artwork

Here’s how I created the artwork from my pen and marker drawings, with a hand-painted background, all combined digitally in Adobe Illustrator.

Click on the images below to see them larger and get the full description of the process…

Here’s the completed artwork:

The finished ‘Blue Tit and Teasels’ artwork

The finished ‘Blue Tit and Teasels’ artwork

I really love the colours, the bold blues and yellows of the blue tit itself and the more natural hues of the teasels and they way they contrast with the really soft blends of purples, pinks, and yellows in the background (sky) behind.

It’s turned out quite an unusual piece but I love it and I think it goes really well together with the other pieces - coal tit and harvest mouse - in the Totally Teasels mini collection, too.

You can find my ‘Blue Tits and Teasels’ artwork in my store here…

And you can get it printed onto all kinds of products from tops, scarves, cushions, bags, mugs, phone/tech cases, duvet covers and more, here…

Love blue tits? You might also like this blue tits artwork ‘Beautiful Bluetits’ that I created in 2016 that’s always been a firm favourite with me and has been one of my most popular pieces with customers too!

Or check out more birds and wildlife in my Nature and Wildlife 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 Bluetits Art - Behind the Scenes

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A behind the scenes look at my beautiful bluetits artwork, part of my local nature series, connecting with nature found in gardens, fields and hedgerows close to home…

Bluetits are such colourful and sweet little birds, it’s easy to believe they must be everyone’s favourite… but do you remember the days when they used to peck through milk bottle tops on the doorsteps, to drink people’s cream?

Not so popular with absolutely everyone then, perhaps… but still pretty sweet, and very intelligent.

Beautiful Bluetits artwork, by Lotti Brown

These days bluetits are much less cheeky (or perhaps just having less opportunity), but as they are one of the most innovative little birds, they’re great to watch at bird-feeders, as they perform their Olympic-standard acrobatics…

They are actually one of the most common garden birds. So there’s a good chance of seeing them, particularly if you have a hanging bird feeder in your garden.

I love to watch them in the garden, as their wonderfully bright flashes of colour catch the eye… 

In this artwork, I’ve actually drawn the flowers and foliage from the garden, where the birds like to perch, and explore the branches for food and nesting material…

Drawing flowers and foliage from the garden

Springtime Kerria flowers, and fat red rosehips, left over from winter-time – plenty to attract the bluetits who find it easy to hang around and look for insects and tiny seeds.

Drawing rosehips for the artwork

It’s important to leave hips, haws and seedheads in your garden over winter and into spring – they provide food and shelter for birds, animals and insects over winter, and help to encourage more wildlife into your garden, as well as helping your garden to keep looking attractive in the barren months.

Bluetits, drawings in progress...

I drew each bird and each piece of foliage and flower separately.

Kerria flowers, my drawings

Bluetits drawings, coloured with ink

Then came scanning them into the computer, and putting them into Adobe Illustrator to create a vectorised (digital) version of each drawing.

Then I get to create the main composition on the computer…

Bluetits work in progress, on screen

Before tweaking the colours…

Bluetits work in progress, on screen

And adding extra background layers to add interest and a sense of depth…

I wanted to create a dramatic colour palette, to emphasise the very striking colouring of these lovely little birds.

Gradually building up the complete bluetits artwork

I also deliberately chose to include autumn and springtime flowers in the picture – partly because it’s what was in my garden, but also to show how the seasons flow gradually one into the other. In spring there’s still a bit of winter, but in winter there are also often foretastes of spring too.

This is one of my personal favourites of the artworks I've done recently, and I think it captures the sweetness and cheekiness of these iconic British birds really well...

British birds artwork by Lotti Brown - Beautiful Bluetits

Detail from the artwork.

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The blue tits are also available printed onto cushions, duvet covers, bags, tops, journals and more here…

More about other designs in my bird art collection 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.