Today’s Art (13th February 2018)

Well, today’s digitally-edited painting is a painting (from memory and reference photos) of a room that I stayed in during one of the best times in my life (and which I get nostalgic about every now and then). I can’t remember the last time I painted this room, but it might have been in this painting from 2016.

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

“And Memory Once More” By C. A. Brown

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Today’s Art (30th January 2018)

Today’s digitally-edited painting is based on an old photo I took in Aberystwyth in mid 2009. Neither the photo nor my painting really does justice to the beauty of the crisp, slightly misty summer morning when I took the photo. Even so, I quite like how the painting turned out (even if I messed up the composition slightly and used a bit of artistic licence). Plus, if anyone’s curious, here’s the “work in progress” line art for the painting.

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

“Aberystwyth – Misty Morning” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (12th December 2017)

Well, I felt like doing something a bit different than painting from life and I’d originally planned to make a “low inspiration” painting based on this photo I took in Aberystwyth back in 2009 (and, yes, I’ve blanked out the number plate in the photo).

But, whilst I was making this digitally-edited painting, I felt like doing something a bit different and, although the painting was supposed to have a “film noir” look to it, it ended up looking a lot more “vivid” than I expected 🙂 But, although I really like this painting as a whole, there are a few mistakes with the perspective, composition etc.. in it.

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

"Aberystwyth - Noir Coast" By C. A. Brown

“Aberystwyth – Noir Coast” By C. A. Brown

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

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