Lotti Brown Designs

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

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Springer Spaniel Art - Behind the Scenes

artworks, behind the scenes, pet artCharlotte BrownComment

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.

Bernese Mountain Dog Art - Behind the Scenes

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Beautiful and colourful Bernese Mountain Dog art - joyful pet art for lovers of this gorgeous giant breed.

'Bernese Billy and the Blooms' - colourful Bernese Mountain Dog art print by Lotti Brown

'Bernese Billy and the Blooms' - colourful Bernese Mountain Dog art print by Lotti Brown

A true gentle giant, I love the big, friendly Bernese dog - like a huge fluffy teddy bear. These big dogs are good-natured companions to the family - lovely, gentle, and patient.

Meet beautiful Billy (William) - such a lovely, slow, and big-hearted dog - a wonderful friend!

I wanted to surround this beautiful dog with colour and beauty to reflect his wonderful personality - his warmth, his friendliness, his happiness... you need to stop and take a moment to connect with him to really appreciate his loving strength...

Detail of Bernese art print

Detail of Bernese art print

Behind the Scenes of my Bernese Artwork

I created my Bernese Mountain Dog artwork from pen-and-ink drawings, which I put together digitally with Adobe Illustrator to make the final artwork. It's a fun process... let's take a look at the creative process together...

The completed Bernese Mountain Dog artwork - colourful, bold, and full of joy

The completed Bernese Mountain Dog artwork - colourful, bold, and full of joy

I love the bold, brilliant colours in this artwork - big colours for a big dog! I also love the sense of joy and energy which, for me, shows the enormous heart and huge love of the Bernese Mountain Dog...

Buy It

You can purchase my Bernese Mountain Dog art print in my online art store (international delivery available).

It’s also available on cushions, duvet covers, tops, bags, books, and more here…

You can see more pet art in my pet art gallery - or perhaps you'd like to find out about commissioning your own custom pet portrait to immortalise your own pet in colourful style..?

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.

Custom Dog Portrait Case Study - Cooper - Yorkshire to Australia

artworks, behind the scenes, drawings, pet artCharlotte BrownComment

 Dog portrait from a photo - Yorkshire to Australia

This custom pet portrait was for Dorothy in Yorkshire and was of Cooper, her son and daughter-in-law's lovely dog, who lives in Australia.

Custom pet portrait of Cooper who lives in Australia

Custom pet portrait of Cooper who lives in Australia

One of the nicest things about being a pet portrait artist is when you're involved in creating a surprise gift for someone. Secrecy is of the utmost, and it can be a real challenge for the gifter to get the pet photos without giving the game away.

I think Dorothy had fun and games, coming up with reasons to tell her son and new daughter-in-law why she needed another photo of their dog, Cooper, and was quite worried that she wouldn't be able to get one of good enough quality coming from a mobile phone.

Luckily, she had loads to choose from and I was able to combine a very clear photo of Cooper's face, where the dog was wearing a jumper (which Dorothy didn't want to include), with one in an almost identical pose, where the body was clear enough, but her face was less clear.

It's always easiest to work from one single photo, but sometimes, when secrecy must be preserved to save the surprise, we can get creative and work some artistic magic...! ;)

It's always easiest to work from one single photo, but sometimes, when secrecy must be preserved to save the surprise, we can get creative and work some artistic magic...! ;)

Usually people like to see the dog without a collar, but if the collar has special meaning, we can leave it in. Dorothy preferred me to show Cooper without her collar (...or her jumper!).

I discussed colours and backgrounds with Dorothy, and we decided to do three colour options for Dorothy to choose from, two of which were inspired by some of my artworks Dorothy particularly liked and one which was a more neutral option.

Here's how the artwork process went... Click on any image to see it larger and with further description of the process...

Dorothy had the incredibly difficult task of choosing her preferred background colour option. It can be especially difficult when you're choosing a gift for someone else, as it's not just your own colour preferences you have to take into account.

Completed custom pet portrait - ready to fly from Yorkshire to Australia.

Completed custom pet portrait - ready to fly from Yorkshire to Australia.

As I had hoped... she decided on the neutral. I liked it the best myself, too, actually, but neutral is always a really sensible choice when you're choosing for someone else, unless you're absolutely sure of their preferences.

Dorothy was going to take the artwork in her suitcase with her so choosing the size of the artwork - and how large it would be when framed - was of the utmost importance - we discussed the options, and chose a size that was as large as possible but would still fit comfortably in the suitcase, together with protective wrappings - and still leave room for the clothes and other gifts that they were taking.

Very soon the custom pet portrait was ready for its big trip across the world to be a special surprise Christmas present for Dorothy's son and new daughter-in-law...

"How worried I was that it would be intact!!. My heart was pounding when they unwrapped it on Christmas morning! So relieved when it was opened and all intact!"

Detail from the dog portrait

Detail from the dog portrait

Love the portrait, it is unique and individual, and really captures the likeness and shows the character of our son’s dog, who incidentally lives in Australia!

Would recommend Charlotte as nothing was too much trouble, finding out about sizes of frames and mounts, to discussions of sizes of actual portrait, to suggestions and choices of background colour, Charlotte was always very happy to help! And she makes a good cup of coffee too!
— Dorothy J, Yorkshire
Dorothy and Cooper's custom pet portrait

Dorothy and Cooper's custom pet portrait

Would you like me to create a custom pet portrait for you to surprise that special someone...? Start here...

Or browse through my pet art gallery to see some more of my pet art, 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.

Custom Pet Portraits - Double Dog Portrait of Rottweiler & Dogue de Bordeaux - Yorkshire

artworks, behind the scenes, drawings, pet artCharlotte Brown

Custom pet portraits - double pet portrait - Rottweiler and Dogue de Bordeaux cross

I did a very enjoyable set of three custom pet portraits for Jo of her adult children's dogs, as surprise Christmas gifts.

The trio of dogs were a Rottweiler, Daisy, and a Dogue de Bordeaux (cross), Pixie, that were to go on a double portrait. And then, a single portrait of the Chow Chow, Shadow, her son's dog. I've shared that here...

This post concentrates on the double pet portrait I did of Jo's daughter's two dog's, the Rottweiler and Dogue de Bordeaux cross.

Double pet portrait - Rottweiler and Dogue de Bordeaux cross

Double pet portrait - Rottweiler and Dogue de Bordeaux cross

As Jo regularly looks after both of these dogs, she was able to take her time and get some good photos outside in bright light, for me. Especially for dark coloured dogs, like these, it's important to take photos in good light so that I can see as much detail as possible in the face to draw.

Even for a double pet portrait, I will draw both dogs separately and work on each portrait individually, so it's best to take separate photos of the dogs so that we can capture as much detail as possible in their faces.

It can be helpful though, to try and make sure that the photos are taken from a similar angle and in similar lighting, as it does make it easier, then, to make the two portraits work well on the one single artwork.

Garden photo shoot with the dogs

Garden photo shoot with the dogs

Jo had a great outdoor photo session with both dogs in the garden, as you can see above, and came up with a great, really clear, selection from which I thought these two would work really well together.

The photos we chose of the dogs

The photos we chose of the dogs

She was also very enterprising at taking photos of the space where she thought the artworks might end up, so that we could discuss the correct size, proportions, and colour schemes to go with the rooms.

Once we'd discussed exactly what Jo wanted, and agreed on which photos I would use, I asked Jo for a 50% deposit, payable through Paypal, before I started work on her commissioned pet portraits.

The colour scheme was to be neutral with a grey background, and the colours of the dogs quite natural.

Jo had a great idea for the backgrounds - and I really loved doing this: making a background of hand-written text created out of words that were very meaningful to the recipients.

I thought this really made the portraits feel deeply personal and brought the dogs right into the heart of their families.

Here's how the art process went... Click on the images to see them larger with more explanation about the process...

I showed Jo the final digital version of the artwork, to make sure she was happy with everything. She gave me really useful feedback so that I was able to make sure that the colours of the fur on Daisy (which I had taken from the photo as being quite a light colour) were darker and more true to life as they are on the dog herself. As the artwork is created digitally, it's quite easy to change little things like this and make sure that the artwork is just right for the recipient.

We also played around a bit with layout of how the two dogs were positioned next to each other, and we tried a couple of different versions out (above) to get the one that Jo liked best (which did end up being the original version). Again, this was relatively easy to do with working digitally (although I do still have to go from the original drawing, so not everything can be changed at this stage).

You can see the final version below going from screen to artwork... Please click on the images to see them larger...

Once Jo was happy with the double portrait, I asked her for the remaining 50% of the commission fee before I ordered the giclee art print of the agreed version and start on the artwork of Shadow, which would be created to match the double portrait.

The making of Daisy and Pixie's double dog portrait

The making of Daisy and Pixie's double dog portrait

I was really excited for her to have both of the commissioned pet portraits together - it's still a bit of a thrill to see the actual physical artwork 'in the flesh' rather than just the digital version.

I love my portraits. Charlotte has somehow managed to capture my pets individual characters!!!

If you want someone who is easy to talk to about specific requirements and you are happy to be consulted with to ensure you get the best possible result then look no further! Charlotte knows her stuff and you definitely won’t be disappointed with your finished portrait. Excellent service from start to finish.
— Jo C, East Yorkshire

Please click on the images above to see the full versions

I will be sharing about Chow-Chow portrait I also did for Jo, soon... EDIT: See it here!

A pet portrait makes a really thoughtful gift for someone you love (or to yourself!). Find out more about the process, here...

You can also browse through my pet art gallery to see some more of my pet artworks (some available as art prints, for sale in my online store).

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.

Rough Collie Art Print - Sun-Shimmer Collie with Geraniums

artworks, behind the scenes, pet artCharlotte Brown

Beautiful and colourful rough collie art print 'Sun-Shimmer Collie with Geraniums' - this fine art print would make an ideal rough collie lover gift. Perfect for birthdays, Christmas, and special anniversaries for family and friends who love this amazing dog breed.

Rough collie art print 'Sun-Shimmer Collie with Geraniums'

Buy 'Sun-Shimmer Collie with Geraniums' rough collie print in the store

Behind the Scenes of the Art

This is a pet portrait of my own gorgeous rough collie, Noah. He's just turned four years old, now, but this photo was taken a few months ago when we were having a lovely family holiday in sunny Scotland.

Rough collie - sunny day on the beach

It's a lovely photo for a pet portrait - well lit, detailed and clear - and our collie, Noah, has such a wonderful, happy expression because he's doing the thing he likes doing best in the whole world: exploring new places with his family.

It also conjures up really happy memories for me, of us all, on holiday, having an unexpected sunny day (after a few days of pouring rain) and enjoying it on one of our favourite beaches, all together. And that's precisely what I want to feel when I look at Noah's portrait...

Family beach day with the dog

I decided to make Noah's new pet portrait of this day - a day filled with happiness and sunshine, when Noah was my 'sun-shimmer collie' all pale gold and beautiful with sunshine shimmering off his fur (he already has a portrait here from when he was younger - my style was quite different then!).

I decided to make Noah's portrait with the flower that is the sunshine flower for me, that really evokes the hot sunshine and all the garden smells of summer - red geraniums! The flowers are beautiful, but it's the leaves that are really stunning with amazing patterns and that distinctive scent that brings back vivid images of childhood summers spent in greenhouse and garden.

I like the kind of nostalgic colour that I created in the artwork, too - with Noah's rough collie art print having a retro feel that reminds me of the colouring in childhood photos and really brings back to me those emotions of childhood summers and brings alive the sensation of family for me.

Detail from my rough collie art print

Here's how I created the rough collie art print...

Click on any of the images below to see them larger and view the full description...

My beautiful rough collie art print - Noah's fur is touched with sunlight and he is having the most amazing adventure in the summer geraniums!

Noah is my own dog so this artwork, of course, holds a very special place for me - he's my own family, so this artwork is completely filled with joy, sunshine and loving feelings of family for me...

Framed or unframed rough collie art prints are available in my online store

Buy It

My 'Sun-Shimmer Collie with Geraniums' rough collie art print is available in my online art store - you can get it framed, as a loose print or on a canvas.

It’s also available as a cushion, top, duvet cover, notebook, bag and more here…

If you would like your own custom pet portrait, find out more about commissioning a pet portrait here.

Browse more dog and pet art in my pet art gallery, 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.

Custom Pet Portrait - Little Lidio Dog, Yorkshire - Case Study

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Custom pet portrait case study - Spanish rescue dog in Yorkshire

I loved doing this custom pet portrait of sparky little dog, Lidio...

Custom pet portrait of rescue dog Lidio

Custom pet portrait of rescue dog Lidio

I was asked to create a special portrait of Lidio as a surprise gift for the client's friend, of her dog, Lidio, who was adopted through a rescue organization, from Spain.

Lidio is such a confident little character for his small size, with a big swagger and a real glint in his eye so I really wanted to capture that in the portrait.

It took a little while to get the right photo that was clear, in good light and showed enough detail in his face, as well as really letting his personality shine through. We kept persevering, and all of a sudden hit gold with the perfect shot - lots of clear detail for drawing and a great expression that really reflected his personality (the top right image in the below picture)...

Choosing the perfect photo - the picture top right was a clear winner for me!

Choosing the perfect photo - the picture top right was a clear winner for me!

The client asked specifically for a circular artwork with the feel of an old-fashioned miniature, whilst still keeping to my signature style.

I was able to create a six-inch circular artwork for her, on an eight-inch square art print, which also allowed the pet's name to appear below.

I discussed background colours with the client, and we chose a general colour palette that her friend might like.

I wanted to include the Spanish carnations at the neck as a nod to Lidio's Spanish heritage - and I also think they kind of have the look of a cravat, making him look a very smart and proud little dog indeed.

Take a look, below, at how the art was created. Click on any image to see it larger, with further description...

The completed pet portrait surprise gift.

The completed pet portrait surprise gift.

The client was able to keep the custom pet portrait a secret from her friend until the perfect moment came to present her with it...

I was really thrilled when Lidio's owner let me know that she'd been given the portrait of Lidio, and told me how much she loved her pet portrait - and how very surprised she was to receive it! I think it made my day, as well as hers!

Custom pet portrait of Lidio in Yorkshire

Custom pet portrait of Lidio in Yorkshire

You can get your own custom pet portrait for someone special, and make their birthday or special day, one that they'll remember... Start here...

Or browse through my pet art gallery to see some more of my pet art, 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.

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.

Magical Corgi Art to Inspire

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Cute corgi art for your home. Makes a fantastic gift idea for corgi lovers.

Corgi: A Magical Moment by Lotti Brown

Corgi: A Magical Moment by Lotti Brown

This is an artwork of a sweet little corgi, Morgan. She’s a Pembroke Welsh Corgi with beautiful golden fur and such a pretty little face.

Morgan is very much a family dog, enjoying companionship and play with her owners, but feeling more shy and reserved with strangers.

Originally bred as herding dogs, corgis are independent, intelligent, loyal and eager to please. Little dogs in size, but can be feisty, thoughtful, or even clownish in nature.

The corgi story that really captured my imagination is the legend that corgis were originally the steeds of Welsh fairy warriors and were ridden into battle by the fairies or pulled fairy carriages. Supposedly, two Pembroke Welsh Corgis were given to two human children by the Welsh woodland fairies.

It is this magical air to the corgi that I wanted to uncover in my corgi art...

Take a look at how I created the artwork, below...

Detail of corgi artwork

Detail of corgi artwork

Behind-the-scenes - creating my corgi art...

  • I create my artwork by drawing the dog portrait and accompanying flowers and other elements separately.

  • I work with pens on card.

  • I then scan the drawings into the computer.

  • I work with the drawings in Adobe Illustrator software programme, bringing them together onto one artboard, working on the layout and scale and adjusting colours to create the final artwork...

I chose to surround my corgi with red poppies. Poppies have been associated with fairies and are said to bring fairies into one’s dreams.

I’ve also included ferns from the fairies’ magical woodland home. In the Language of Flowers, ferns are also connected with magic.

I wanted to include fairy mayflies dancing across the artwork. These beautiful, tiny insects really do look just like fairies as they flit above woodland streams and as the sunlight catches their delicate wings. Morgan certainly looks entranced!

Here's what happened - please, click on the images to see them larger with further explanation about each part of the process...

The completed corgi artwork

The completed corgi artwork

I love the really vibrant colours in the artwork – the lively mix of teal, green, red, gold, pink, and orange. I love the bright, whimsical expression of this gorgeous little dog and how the magic seems to dance all around her and enchant her.

Steed of the woodland fairies… will you ever see your corgi in the same light again?

Buy It

You can get the corgi art prints and canvases in my store

The artwork is also available printed onto cushions, tops, bags, books 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.

Floral Greyhounds Art 'Rosie and Abi'

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Beautiful, vibrant, floral greyhound art work... makes a fantastic and colourful gift idea for a greyhound lover who likes colour

Beautiful, colourful greyhounds art 'Floral Greyhound Girlies: Rosie and Abi' by Lotti Brown

Beautiful, colourful greyhounds art 'Floral Greyhound Girlies: Rosie and Abi' by Lotti Brown

Take a behind the scenes look at the greyhound art...

I created this greyhound artwork for a friend of mine, Sally, of her two dogs, Rosie (a fawn greyhound) and Abi (the black one).

This is a special artwork for me, as Sally’s dogs are very much part of her identity. And they are very much a part of our friendship, too, as we got to know one another through our shared love for and experiences of greyhound ownership, talking about our dogs. 

I feel like I know Rosie and Abi well, and I know how special her greyhounds are to Sally, too.

'Abi' by SweetSal Sally J Hunter

'Abi' by SweetSal Sally J Hunter

Typical greyhounds, Rosie and Abi are gentle souls, dignified and beautiful. Abi was quiet, with a silly streak and a skip in her step, while Rosie has always been top dog in the houndie-household. 

Together, Rosie and Abi made a tight-knit duo, as close as sisters – light and dark, yin and yang. They definitely needed to appear as a partnership in this artwork.

I was lucky enough to have some very beautiful photos to work from for my greyhound artwork, as Sally is a really talented photographer and especially loves to take photos of her dogs. (Great photos make a huge difference!)

I also know that Sally loves to take photos of flowers (as well as dogs) and has lots of pretty flowers in her garden, so I surrounded her dogs with beautiful blooms.

Saying it with Flowers

I chose a beautiful yellow dahlia, ‘Sunlady’, bright like sunshine, that is a particularly special flower for Sally, reminding her of Abi, sunbathing in the sunshine outside, at every opportunity. The dahlia also means ‘dignity’ in the Language of Flowers, and I can think of no other greyhound who that suits better than pretty and dainty Abi.

A pink rose means ‘friendship’ which I thought was perfect to symbolise both the close friendship between the two greyhounds, and also for my friendship with Sally.

I chose particular colours for the background of the artwork, too - a rich red, blending up to a velvety violet. Sally has always chosen collars and harnesses in red for Rosie and purple for Abi, so these colours are especially associated with the dogs and suit their colourings so well.

Creating my Greyhound Art Work

See how my floral greyhound artwork developed from my pen and ink drawings, scanned into the computer, and then all put together in Adobe Illustrator...

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'Floral Greyhound Girlies' the completed greyhounds artwork

'Floral Greyhound Girlies' the completed greyhounds artwork

I love the really vibrant colours in this artwork – full of the energy, happiness, and friendships that dogs bring into our lives. I think it’s a really bright and striking colour palette, that I hope will make Sally smile every time she sees it.

I was kind of nervous of doing this artwork, as I know how special Rosie and Abi are to Sally – but it was an artwork I was really excited to do too. I love the colour palette, and the two very beautiful expressions caught by Sally’s own photography, and the liveliness of the vibrant flowers...

Detail from the artwork

Detail from the artwork

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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.

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Beautiful Border Collie Art 'Cardinal Collie'

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Beautiful border collie art - a colourful and lively artwork, overflowing with the energy and fun of the border collie...

Fun gift idea for a border collie owner who adores their best doggie friend - or just to celebrate your own furry friendship

Beautiful Border collie art 'Cardinal Collie' by Lotti Brown

Beautiful Border collie art 'Cardinal Collie' by Lotti Brown

Come behind the scenes of the artwork with me...

Say hello to this pretty little border collie called Bracken...

I named this artwork after my granny’s dog, Bracken, as there’s something about her pretty face that reminds me of the original Bracken, even though her colouring isn’t quite the same. But it meant that I just had to draw her.

Bracken was well before my time because she was my granny’s collie when she was young, but my granny gave me her photo of her beloved dog when I was a little girl. I loved this photo, pinned it up by my bed, and used to pretend that Bracken was my dog.

We couldn’t have a dog or cat when we were children because of my brother’s allergies. So, to an imaginative child, Bracken was a great - if not wholly satisfactory - substitute.

So it’s in honour of my granny and her dog, Bracken, that I’ve created this pet portrait.

Detail from the collie artwork

Detail from the collie artwork

Border collies are wonderful dogs – highly intelligent, eager to please, full of energy, sensitive, and a faithful and firm companion.

They need a job to do, and, just like my own (rough) collie at home, are apt to find their own mischief to get into if you’re not giving them some more worthy task to fulfil.

Unlike my rough collie, though, they are highly active and energetic, so that enormous physical energy needs to be run off, too.

In reward, though, you will have a keen, devoted and clever companion who works and plays with equal enthusiasm.

Creating my Border Collie Art

I chose to put beautiful Bracken with Cardinal Flowers (Lobelia cardinalis), red lobelias, which signifies energy in the Language of Flowers. I was also originally intending to include Ragged Robin (Meadow Lychnis) in the artwork – signifying her wit – but in the end, this didn’t make it to the final cut for compositional reasons, as you'll see below.

Follow along with my creative process, below, to see how I created my border collie artwork with original pen and ink drawings and the computer...

Just click on the images for all the details...

'Cardinal Collie' the completed border collie artwork

'Cardinal Collie' the completed border collie artwork

Lively and Lovely Fun

Bracken is such a pretty border collie, with a gentle expression, but it’s an expression that’s full of lively fun, too, and it was this that I wanted to focus on bringing to life in the artwork.

I made sure that I used bright colours to show her lively energy, and I couldn’t help but reach for this lovely sunshine yellow that’s a real favourite of mine.

Bracken looks like she’s in a field of flowers, running, playing, having fun. The whole picture is filled with movement, from the swirls of her beautiful fur to the swaying flowers. And that really tells you what Bracken’s about – liveliness, fun, energy, I wanted to capture it all.

But if you stop and meet her eyes, you can see into her soul, see her sweet nature, her devotion, and her intelligence.

Bracken is a special dog – your faithful friend, a bond of love.

 I love this artwork because it tastes of freedom - a carefree summer day, enjoying the fields and flowers, just you and your dog.

The vibrant colours and lively linework give a real energy and movement to the piece, making Bracken seem, almost, to come alive - poised, ready to run and jump, intelligent, curious, focused and fun...

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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...

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Sweet Rough Collie Art 'Noah with Blue Flowers'

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Sweetness of a young doggy-friend – rough collie art of my pet 'puppy', Noah.

Makes a wonderful gift idea for a special rough collie owner - or treat yourself to something really meaningful to celebrate your connection with your own rough collie best friend.

Rough collie art 'Noah with Blue Flowers' by Lotti Brown

Rough collie art 'Noah with Blue Flowers' by Lotti Brown

This is an artwork of my rough collie, Noah. Noah came to us at 7 months old, in 2014.

He fills our home and our world with his sweet and curious personality – and his giant, thick, fluffy coat.

It’s like having an enormous, soft and soppy teddy bear living with us.

Cheeky rough collie on his seaside holidays

Cheeky rough collie on his seaside holidays

At the age of 2, when I completed this artwork, Noah is part-way between a puppy and a grown-up dog.

He is still quite puppy-ish in his head, and sometimes in his play, but growing up quickly.

He has these quiet, solemn moments where he sits, observing, taking everything in and having a good old think about it all.

Rough collies are really beautiful dogs – truly magnificent – so I wanted to show Noah in a pose that made the most of his impressive, soft, fluffy coat, and the way his soft mane swirls beautifully around his shoulders.

And I also wanted to capture the quiet, thoughtful dog that he’s growing into.

Truly majestic, but he’s still definitely got a cheeky glint in his eye, though.

Detail of rough collie artwork

Detail of rough collie artwork

My Sweet Puppy Love

Although my sensible head knows that at this age, Noah is no longer a puppy, and ‘should’ be considered an adult dog, in my heart, he’s still my puppy, and I have to admit to calling him ‘my puppy’ still, particularly when he’s being sweet and cuddly.

I chose to surround my ‘puppy’ with these sweet, little, blue flowers, as they signify, for me, a kind of innocence and sweetness that I feel is in his nature. Like most rough collies, Noah does tend to a sweet-natured, thoughtful, and kindly temperament.

The flowers are drawn from a coreopsis flower, meaning ‘always cheerful’, and that’s what I want for my sweet Noah – to be always surrounded by love and happiness with his family – innocence and loveliness filling his world, just like these little blue flowers dance around him in this artwork.

Creating my Rough Collie Art

  • I start my pieces with hand-drawn artwork

  • I scan them into the computer and import them into the Adobe Illustration programme

  • I create my composition

  • I tweak the colours

  • I add background interest

Take a look how my rough collie art developed. Please click on the pictures for a larger image and more detail.

My completed rough collie artwork

My completed rough collie artwork

When I look at this picture, I feel a protective love for my dog.

Meeting his eye, I feel that we share an incredibly strong bond of love and protection, and I want my puppy to feel safe and happy.

I love his sweetness, his cheekiness, and his thoughtful, quiet moments, and it's those I see in this artwork.

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Pretty Pug Art 'Pug in Peonies'

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Colourful pug art print - celebrating the sweetness of a pretty little pooch...

Makes a delightful and really unusual gift for a pug lover!

Pug art 'Pug in Peonies' by Lotti Brown

Pug art 'Pug in Peonies' by Lotti Brown

This is an artwork of a pretty little pug, Lizzy. She’s a charming, happy-go-lucky little thing, delighted just to be with you.

Pugs are cute little dogs with a curiously sweet face. They have the hugest, most beautiful, innocent eyes, giving them an expressive baby-face that means they can totally get away with all the funny, clownish antics they enjoy so much.

I love their funny faces: the unusual swirls of skin, like overgrown wrinkles, making it appear as if they’ve screwed up the soft fur on their cheeky little faces into a tiny tantrum. Perhaps, that’s how they got the name pug, originally meaning goblin or small monkey, apparently.

But they’re so loving sweet-natured and charming at the same time, polite, easy-going, and a joy to have around the house. In fact, in the past, pugs were a highly valued companion, favoured by royalty including Chinese emperors of the Shang dynasty and Queen Victoria. Pugs were celebrated with portraits and statues, so it seems very apt for me to be celebrating the sweetness of the pug with this pug art, too.

Detail of pug artwork

Detail of pug artwork

Creating the Prettiest Pug Art

I wanted to celebrate the affectionate, loving nature of this dog, and her sweetness and childlike, innocent expression. I chose to do this by including beautiful, big, red peonies in her portrait. The Language of Flowers says that these are a symbol of devotion, so I thought they perfectly suit her loving nature and the way she’s so devoted to her family.

I love the way, too, that the swirls of the peony’s petals echo the amazing curves and swirls in her fur. I paired the peonies with little Gypsophila flowers, also called ‘Baby’s Breath’, which means innocence and a childlike nature – perfect for our quirky little pug.

  • I create my art by drawing out the dog, and all the flowers separately, with pens on paper...

  • Then, I scan all the drawings into the computer

  • Once they've been imported into my illustration software programme, I put them all together onto one digital 'canvas'

  • I start to arrange them into a composition

  • And play about with colours to make it 'pop'

Take a look, below - you can click on the images to see them larger, with a more detailed description...

The completed 'Pug in Peonies' artwork

The completed 'Pug in Peonies' artwork

I chose the rich, royal blue background to signify her calm, dignified nature, and also her history as a royal favourite.

I really like Lizzy’s special pug art. I adore the sweet, loving expression in her wide eyes, and her funny, crinkled face, surrounded by the extravagance of the gorgeous, peony blooms.

She’s full of adoration for her family and is happy just to be with you!

Rich, classic colours and sublime swirls – a quirky artwork brim full of sweetness and beauty..

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Cute and Colourful Westie Art 'Westie Fun'

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Colourful and lively, a fun Westie art print of a cute dog, Mac.

A fantastic gift idea for a special Westie owner - or celebrate your own Westie in style...

West Highland Terrier art 'Westie Fun' by Lotti Brown

West Highland Terrier art 'Westie Fun' by Lotti Brown

This is an artwork of a fantastic, friendly little Westie called Mac.

He’s a lively, happy little thing – content just to trot around, investigating smells, and keen to play with his people and other dogs. I love that this artwork shows him alert, keen, and happy. He’s a confident little thing, always ready to join in.

It’s always special to create an artwork of a happy dog, but what made this pet art even more special was getting to put into art the way that light and colours reflect off his beautiful white fur.

My artwork style is quite colourful in any case, but I chose to put loads of different colours in Mac’s fluffy white fur to show the light reflecting off the soft curls of fur as he moves around, and to show how he’s so lively and full of energy. He looks curious, eager, ready for fun and explorations.

I picked out some of the colours used in his fur for the background, and also emphasized the swirls to echo the texture of his fur.

I thought Mac would enjoy playing in the flowers, outside in the garden. I wanted to keep the background fairly low key, so that Mac stands out well, with all his colours.

As every good Westie owner knows, westies deserve to be the centre of attention! And why not, with those intelligent black eyes lurking behind the fur, and that amazing, silky white fur that contains a whole rainbow of light and colours in the movement and reflections. 

Westie photoshoot

Westie photoshoot

Creating Westie Art

I drew Mac from a photo I took when he visited our home – he’s lively, inquisitive, wondering what’s going on. I love how the light shines through his fur in this photo, and wanted to make more of the way light reacts against his beautiful fur.

This artwork is created from pen and ink drawings, put together digitally with an ink-painted fabric background.

I draw each element individually, which allows me to concentrate fully on capturing its form and essence. I then create the final composition from all the elements, digitally.

Take a look at the process, below... Click on any of the images to go to a full-size image view...

The completed West Highland Terrier artwork

The completed West Highland Terrier artwork

A sparky and confident little fellow, meet his eye and you can’t help but smile. Love him and he will be your loyal companion and would follow you anywhere

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Detail from the artwork

Detail from the artwork

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