Today’s Art ( 20th August 2017)

Well, today’s digitally-edited painting was a strange one. Whilst looking at the complimentary MP3 soundtrack that came with a retro game called “Shadow Man” that I’d bought online, I noticed that it contained a rendition of Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata”.

Of course, the instant I listened to it, I was instantly reminded of a very particular time and place. It’s one that I’ve drawn and/or painted a few times before (the last time was a painting posted here last February called “To Remember VHS Nights), but it was such a vivid moment of inspiration that I couldn’t resist making another stylised painting of it.

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

"Moonlight Sonata" By C. A. Brown

“Moonlight Sonata” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art ( 19th August 2017)

Although I was more inspired than I was when I made yesterday’s painting, I had slightly less time (mostly because I was also making this on the same day I was preparing today’s digitally-edited painting).

So, I decided to return to a genre that I thought I was taking a bit of a break from – I am, of course, referring to the cyberpunk genre. This seems to be a genre that I can draw and paint in without even thinking about it. So, it’s perfect for a quick painting.

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

"Concourse Nine" By C.A. Brown

“Concourse Nine” By C.A. Brown

Today’s Art (18th August 2017)

Well, due to feeling uninspired and being in a slight rush before making today’s digitally-edited painting, I decided to remake one of my favourite paintings that I posted here in 2016 called “La Chanteuse”.

If I remember rightly, the original 2016 version was made during my ‘limited palette’ phase. But, since I use a different palette these days and have focused more on practicing lighting, I decided to give this painting a slightly different “look” to the original version.

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

"La Chanteuse (II)" By C. A. Brown

“La Chanteuse (II)” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (17th August 2017)

Well, I was feeling mildly uninspired when I made today’s digitally-edited painting. But, although it ended up being slightly minimalist, I still quite like how it turned out. Although I settled on a “realistic” colour scheme, I did create an alternative 1980s style version just out of curiosity.

As usual, both versions of this painting are released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence.

"Wasteground" By C. A. Brown

“Wasteground” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (16th August 2017)

Well, today’s digitally-edited painting was kind of random. Basically, I’d pulled an all-nighter the night before and was fairly tired when I made it. It was originally going to be an art deco/1930s style painting, but it just ended up going in a totally random direction fairly quickly. Still, this is probably the best “tired” painting that I’ve made within the past couple of months.

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

"Around" By C. A. Brown

“Around” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (15th August 2017)

Well, today’s digitally-edited painting was an interesting one. As regular readers probably know, I make these daily paintings ridiculously far in advance – so, this one was made the day before Halloween last year. Originally, it was going to have a more “realistic” colour scheme – but this looked genuinely creepy, so I ended up digitally changing it to a cooler punk-style green/purple colour scheme.

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

"Cryptic Corridor" By C. A. Brown

“Cryptic Corridor” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (14th August 2017)

This silly “mid-2000s nostalgia” digitally-edited painting was surprisingly fun to make. Basically, after watching a few episodes of a ‘so bad that it’s good’ anime series from the mid-2000s called “Tokko“, I was in the mood for making another attempt at painting a ‘nostalgic’ painting set in the mid-2000s.

But, then, I realised that there’s a good reason why the world isn’t saturated with mid-’00s nostalgia. I may have been a teenager back then, but it was probably one of the most hilariously uncool decades ever (second only to this dreary, austere and puritanical decade).

Sure, flip phones were cool and maybe flame shirts were too (not to mention that DVDs are timeless, and ‘The Da Vinci Code’ isn’t a bad book) – but almost everything else was just hilariously silly – sickly alcopops, fake Chinese script tattoos, Limp Bizkit, boho fashion, “l33t haxxor” elitist nerdiness, emo fashion, chav fashion, that bloody ‘crazy frog‘, endless American remakes of J-Horror films, the sequels to “The Matrix”, MSN Messenger, MySpace etc…

So, this painting is as much a parody (I certainly had a laugh when making it) of the mid-00s as it is a ‘nostalgia’ painting.

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

"Like 2005" By C. A. Brown

“Like 2005” By C. A. Brown