Today’s Art (28th April 2017)

Well, I was feeling slightly uninspired when I made today’s digitally-edited painting. This gothic horror painting also required more editing than I expected after I scanned it (eg: cropping it for compositional reasons, raising the colour saturation levels, altering the colour scheme digitally etc..)

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

"The Skeletal Hall" By C. A. Brown

“The Skeletal Hall” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (26th April 2017)

Well, today’s digitally-edited painting is based on a dream I had the night before I painted it.

Amongst other things, the dream involved walking around a surreal version of Waterlooville, that was filled with random 1960s-style Brutalist architecture. It was also raining too. It was awesome 🙂

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

"Another Waterlooville (A Dream)" By C. A. Brown

“Another Waterlooville (A Dream)” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (24th April 2017)

Well, today’s picture was a bit of an experimental one – although I’ve used digital tools (“Paint Shop Pro 6” and “MS Paint 5.1”) to add colour to traditional B&W ink line drawings before, I kind of wanted to try this with something more complex. Since I was in a cheesy 1980s/90s horror movie kind of mood, I decided that a picture with this theme would also allow me to practice adding lighting and shadows digitally too.

This also explains why this picture is slightly smaller than usual, mainly because this extensive level of digital editing is somewhat easier with smaller images.

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

"The Office Monster" By C. A. Brown

“The Office Monster” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (22nd April 2017)

Well, I was a bit more inspired (and awake) than I was when I made yesterday’s painting.

The interesting thing about this digitally-edited painting was that it was originally going to be either a film noir or a cyberpunk painting, but it ended up turning into more of a 1970s/1980s sci-fi painting for some reason (my decision to use a blue and brown colour scheme probably had something to do with it). Plus, for compositional reasons, I ended up cropping this picture to a slightly smaller size than usual whilst editing it.

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

"Archive Corner" By C. A. Brown

“Archive Corner” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (21st April 2017)

Yes, today’s digitally-edited drawing is yet another remake (of this drawing from 2014) – but I have an excuse. Basically, my sleeping patterns were being stupid the night before I made this drawing, which resulted in me being extremely tired when it came to making the art for today.

I tried sketching out ideas for a few new pictures, but they failed very quickly. Realising that I was barely awake, but had to draw something, I decided to remake an old B&W drawing of mine (because it’s quicker than a full-colour painting). Although the drawn parts of the remake don’t look as great as I’d hoped, for something I drew when I had literally started micro-sleeping whilst in the middle of drawing, it isn’t that bad I guess. It’s still better than what I could draw on a good day in 2014. Yay! Practice!

Thankfully, a second wind kicked in just before I was about to digitally edit this picture – which is why it contains lots of detailed rain etc….

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

"City Rain (II)" By C. A. Brown

“City Rain (II)” By C. A. Brown