Today’s Art (3rd March 2019)

Well, I thought I’d so something a little different with today’s digitally-edited painting. In other words, since I had a little bit more time, today’s painting is based on a dream I had two nights earlier (where I was trying to photograph some caves and a mysterious city during a beautiful sunset, but had very little time to do it).

This is the closest thing (except for making comics) to painting from imagination that I’ve done during the past couple of months and it was kind of fun to do. Although, for time reasons, I’ll probably stick to making “realistic” photo-based paintings reasonably often in the near future [Edit: Expect “ordinary” paintings to return more regularly from mid-June onwards].

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

“Landscape From A Dream” By C. A. Brown

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Today’s Art (11th April 2017)

Woo hoo! I am very proud to present the eighth episode of “Damania Reverie”, a new webcomic mini series. It has been way too long since Harvey last had a case!
Plus, if any of you were worried about the unusually “light and cheerful” tone of the previous mini series, then the humour in this one will be a lot more cynical (perhaps on par with my “Time Travel trilogy”, that can be read here, here and here). Even more comics can, of course, be found here.

But, seriously, what is it with mirrors in dreams? They literally never work properly!

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

[CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE] "Damania Reverie - On Reflection" By C. A. Brown

[CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE] “Damania Reverie – On Reflection” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (31st January 2016)

Today’s painting is a bit of a strange one, since it was based on a dream that I had the night before I painted it. In the dream, I was looking through a window at a desolate, eerie, fog-covered “Silent Hill“-esque version of the school that I went to when I was a teenager. Anyway, since it was such a striking image, I thought that I’d try to paint it.

This is also the first time that I’ve really tried to paint fog before and, in the end, I cheated slightly and ended up using slightly more digital editing and effects than I’d normally use after scanning one of my paintings. Even so, I was able to learn the basics of painting/drawing fog.

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

"Through A Window In A Dream" By C. A. Brown

“Through A Window In A Dream” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (21st November 2015)

Today’s painting is vaguely based on part of a really cool dream that I had a couple of nights before I made this painting. I used a lot of artistic licence in this painting though, since the original background for this part of the dream was.. well, kind of boring in the actual dream. Emotionally, it was a really cool dream – but the setting of it was quite mundane.

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

"And A Dream In Polka Dots" By C. A. Brown

“And A Dream In Polka Dots” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (16th September 2015)

Today’s painting is based on a location that I saw in a dream the night before (and it was surprisingly quick to paint too – seriously, this painting took me all of ten minutes to make). Although the actual location in the dream looked slightly brighter and the colours were very slightly different, I quite like how this painting turned out 🙂

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

"Shelf Hotel (A Dream)" By C. A. Brown

“Shelf Hotel (A Dream)” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (31st August 2015)

As you may have noticed, today’s painting is slightly more bizarre (and creepy) than usual, this is because it’s based on part of a dream I had the night before I painted it.

It’d take too long to write down an account of the entire dream here – but it was certainly a strange one. All of the parts of it (including the one depicted here) that I expected to be creepy turned out to be not that frightening.

For example, the ominous void in the background (which I was led to by a group of masked villagers) was located in a building with “Don’t Enter The Void” scrawled on the door in blood [or red paint, it was hard to tell]. But, when I entered the void it actually just led to a rather posh corridor with some beautiful trees in it.

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

"Don't Enter The Void (A Dream)" By C. A. Brown

“Don’t Enter The Void (A Dream)” By C. A. Brown