Five NEVER SEEN BEFORE Paintings And/Or Cartoons :)

2016 Artwork Unpublished art bonanza article sketch

As regular readers of this site know, I tend to write these articles quite far in advance of publication. As such, I’d originally planned to post an article about the “making of” a political cartoon I’d made – but not posted– a few months before the EU Referendum (I eventually ended up posting this last-minute webcomic mini series just before the referendum instead).

But, the day before this article was scheduled to be published, I worried that it might be “too political” or that it would come across as strangely irrelevant, given that the referendum has long since happened.

So, instead, here’s a gallery of some exclusive “never seen before” artwork (at least I think it’s never seen before, I’m not quite sure if the “Garden Corner” painting has turned up in another one of these last-minute posts. I don’t think it has, but I can’t be certain).

Anyway, enjoy 🙂

This is a digitally-edited painting called "Abstraction Corridor" that I salvaged from a failed painting I'd planned to schedule for next year. Luckily, I had to move some scheduled paintings around and saw an opportunity to remove this painting from the "official" line up of scheduled paintings.

This is a digitally-edited painting called “Abstraction Corridor” that I salvaged from a failed painting I’d planned to schedule for next year. Luckily, I had to move some scheduled/drafted paintings around and saw an opportunity to remove this painting from the “official” line up of scheduled paintings.

This is a panel from an abandoned gamebook-style horror comic project that I'd planned to make for Halloween (to run concurrently with the zombie comic that should appear then). But, the project failed quickly for a number of reasons. Still, I quite like the first two panels.

This is a panel from an abandoned gamebook-style horror comic project that I’d planned to make for Halloween (to run concurrently with the zombie comic that should appear then). But, the project failed quickly for a number of reasons. Still, I quite like the first two panels.

This was a painting called "Garden Corner" which was originally going to be the first painting to appear here next year. It didn't really seem cool enough to start the New Year with, so I replaced it with something else.

This was a painting called “Garden Corner” which was originally going to be the first painting to appear here next year. It didn’t really seem cool enough to start the New Year with, so I replaced it with something else.

This is a painting called "Dark Knight" which ended up being removed from my art schedule for next year. At the time, I didn't really think that it was good enough but, looking at it again, it actually seems ok.

This is a painting called “Dark Knight” which ended up being removed from my art schedule for next year. At the time, I didn’t really think that it was good enough but, looking at it again, it actually seems ok.

This is a sci-fi painting called "Above The City" which was also supposed to appear next year, but I ended up removing it from the schedule since it didn't really turn out as well as I'd hoped.

This is a sci-fi painting called “Above The City” which was also supposed to appear next year, but I ended up removing it from the art schedule since it didn’t really turn out as well as I’d hoped.

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Stay tuned for a proper article tomorrow 🙂

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Super Line Art Preview :)

2016 Artwork Super Line Art Preview

Well, I’d originally planned to post an article about satire in webcomics today. However, since I ended up changing the upcoming webcomic update that I’d been discussing in the article ( due to worries about controversy), the article didn’t really make sense any more.

As such, I thought that I’d replace it with a gallery of previews of upcoming paintings that will appear here later this year. Although I don’t scan the unfinished line art for all of my paintings, I’ve done it with at least a few of my upcoming paintings and I thought that I’d use it in this afternoon’s blog post.

Enjoy 🙂

"The Book Of Terror (Line Art)" By C. A. Brown

“The Book Of Terror (Line Art)” By C. A. Brown

"Fan Art- Blade Runner - Deckard Dreams Of Electric Sheep (Line Art)" By C. A. Brown

“Fan Art- Blade Runner – Deckard Dreams Of Electric Sheep (Line Art)” By C. A. Brown

"Couple By The Pier (Line Art)" By C. A. Brown

“Couple By The Pier (Line Art)” By C. A. Brown

"The Viewing Room (Line Art)" By C. A. Brown

“The Viewing Room (Line Art)” By C. A. Brown

"Duty Free 1996 (Line Art)" By C. A. Brown

“Duty Free 1996 (Line Art)” By C. A. Brown

"A Cyberpunk Crowd (Line Art)" By C. A. Brown

“A Cyberpunk Crowd (Line Art)” By C. A. Brown

"Start Game (Line Art)" By C. A. Brown

“Start Game (Line Art)” By C. A. Brown

"The Ruby In The Swamp (Line Art)" By C. A. Brown

“The Ruby In The Swamp (Line Art)” By C. A. Brown

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Anyway, I hope that this was interesting 🙂

Art Evolution Gallery (2012 -2014)

2014 Artwork Art Evolution Sketch

When you’re just starting out with art, it can be easy to feel discouraged. It can be easy to think things like “My art will never be as good as some things I’ve seen other artists make!“. Well, that’s where you’re wrong!

I know that it’s the oldest piece of advice in the book, but the fact is that with enough regular practice, your art can indeed improve dramatically. Yes, it will take time – but remember that literally every artist starts out by producing art which “doesn’t look very good”.

So, since I can’t think of a good idea for an article for today (sorry about yet another filler post), I thought that I’d show you a collection of my art over the past two years or so – both in order to show you how my art has progressed and, more importantly, how your art can progress if you keep practicing.

I’m also starting this gallery at 2012 because my art from before then is embarassingly terrible – seriously, it looks a bit like this:

One of my embarassingly terrible drawings from 2005.

One of my embarassingly terrible drawings from 2005.

(Note: The dates of these pictures are the months when they were originally made, not necessarily when they were first posted online. This is also why this gallery only goes up to July this year. And, to keep the loading time of this page down to a sensible level I won’t include one picture from every month, as I’d originally planned to do.)

Anyway, enjoy 🙂

(As usual, all of these pictures are released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence)

"Skylight" By C. A. Brown [MAY 2012]

“Skylight” By C. A. Brown [MAY 2012]

"Sides" By C. A. Brown [SEPTEMBER 2012]

“Sides” By C. A. Brown [SEPTEMBER 2012]

"Lot 89 (II)" By C. A. Brown  [ OCTOBER 2012 ]

“Lot 89 (II)” By C. A. Brown [ OCTOBER 2012 ]

"Crystal Falls" By C. A. Brown [ SEPTEMBER 2013]

“Crystal Falls” By C. A. Brown [ SEPTEMBER 2013]

"In Concert" By C. A. Brown [OCTOBER 2013]

“In Concert” By C. A. Brown [OCTOBER 2013]

"Street 753" By C. A. Brown [NOVEMBER 2013]

“Street 753” By C. A. Brown [NOVEMBER 2013]

"Crash Down" By C. A. Brown [ FEBRUARY 2014]

“Crash Down” By C. A. Brown [ FEBRUARY 2014]

"Aberystwyth - Hokusai Pier" By C. A. Brown [APRIL 2014]

“Aberystwyth – Hokusai Pier” By C. A. Brown [APRIL 2014]

"Vintage Voyage" By C. A. Brown [JUNE 2014]

“Vintage Voyage” By C. A. Brown [JUNE 2014]

"Green Palace" By C. A. Brown [JULY 2014]

“Green Palace” By C. A. Brown [JULY 2014]

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Sorry for posting the blog equivalent of a clip show, but hopefully I’ll think of an idea for a proper article tomorrow 🙂