Today’s Art (16th October 2017)

Well, today’s digitally-edited painting is another Aberystwyth painting. Originally, I’d planned to make some gothic horror art, like this drawing from 2015 (which is based on the same old photo that I took in 2009). But, whilst editing this painting, I decided that it would be interesting to go in more of a 1980s horror VHS cover/horror novel cover kind of direction instead.

As usual, this painting is released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence.

"Aberystwyth - Four Houses" By C. A. Brown

“Aberystwyth – Four Houses” By C. A. Brown

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Today’s Art (13th October 2017)

Well, due to time reasons, today’s digitally-edited painting ended up being another 1980s-style cyberpunk painting based on one of my old eerily deserted 5-6am photos of Aberystwyth from 2009. I only had time to add layered rain to the distant background in this painting though.

Like with my previous cyberpunk Aberystwyth painting, I added an extra digital effect that made it look like I’d painted it on fancy paper. Likewise, the line art for this painting looks more detailed than the actual painting.

As usual, this painting is released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence.

"Aberystwyth - In Layers" By C. A. Brown

“Aberystwyth – In Layers” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (10th October 2017)

Well, after finishing a webcomic mini series, I wanted to make something detailed, but which wouldn’t take too much planning. Luckily, I was also in a cyberpunk mood (I make these daily art posts very far in advance, and had seen the first “Blade Runner 2049” teaser trailer at the time).

So, this heavily digitally-edited painting was an 80s-style cyberpunk painting based on a photo of Aberystwyth high street that I took in 2009, at about 5-6am when the streets were eerily deserted. I’ve used the photo as the basis for a painting in 2014 too.

And, yes, the perspective in the painting from 2014 is hilariously terrible – and that was after I’d tried to carefully measure and judge the relative size of everything. In the painting at the end of this post, I just kind of eyeballed it and the perspective still ended up looking about ten times better. So, yes, practice does make perfect!

Interestingly, one of the digital editing techniques I used in the new painting made the picture look like it was painted on the kind of higher-quality paper I used for my recent comic mini series (rather than the thinner and flatter watercolour paper I normally use).

As usual, this painting is released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence.

"Aberystwyth - High Street Cyberpunk" By C. A. Brown

“Aberystwyth – High Street Cyberpunk” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (17th December 2016)

Well, I know that I’ve made paintings of this place before, but today’s painting is something of a tribute to The Bay – it was once perhaps the best pub/nighclub in the world, before it’s sudden and shocking closure in 2009.

As usual, this digtially-edited painting is released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence.

"Memories Of The Bay" By C. A. Brown

“Memories Of The Bay” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (26th February 2016)

Well, although I was planning to make another gothic painting, I suddenly had a very strong moment of inspiration and decided to make another painting of the room I lived in during one of the best years of my life.

This painting required a lot of digital editing/ effects and I still don’t know if I got the gloomy lighting quite right, but I’m quite proud of how it turned out.

As usual, this painting is released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence.

"And I Fell Into Yesterday" By C. A. Brown

“And I Fell Into Yesterday” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (16th December 2015)

Ha! Inspiration! Today’s painting is a 1980s/90s cyberpunk style painting, drawn and painted from memory, of the university library in Aberystwyth. Although it took me three attempts to get the perspective right in this painting and although this painting required more digital editing than usual, I’m really proud of how it turned out 🙂

If you want to see the “work in progress” B&W line art version of this painting [which contains slightly more detail], then it can be seen in this post.

As usual, this painting is released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence.

"Aberystwyth - Cyberpunk Library" By C. A. Brown

“Aberystwyth – Cyberpunk Library” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (19th November 2015)

Well, this is the last painting in my “Punk Aberystwyth” series and I’m really proud of how it turned out 🙂 The musical inspiration for this painting was probably a surprisingly gloomy and melancholy song called “Dirty Magic” by The Offspring.

As usual, this painting is released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence.

"Sunset Magic" By C. A. Brown

“Sunset Magic” By C. A. Brown