Today’s Art (15th July 2018)

Well, I was in the mood for some gothic art when I made this digitally-edited painting and, although it ended up being a little bit minimalist, I quite like how it turned out 🙂

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

“The Haunted Gallery” By C. A. Brown

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Today’s Art (7th July 2018)

Well, after trying to make a digitally-edited painting and finding that (thanks to the hot weather) I felt so unethusiastic about it that I just didn’t see myself actually finishing it, I decided to make a piece of random digital art instead. This also gave me a chance to experiment with a couple of different digital techniques too.

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

“And Something Digital” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (14th June 2018)

Here’s the next digitally-edited painting in my “Gothic Aberystwyth” art series (and here’s a version of it without rain).

Surprisingly, I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to think of the idea of making a painting set on top of Penglais Hill.

As usual, this painting (and the non-rainy version) is released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence.

“Aberystwyth – Above” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art ( 11th June 2018)

Here’s the next digitally-edited painting in my “Gothic Aberystwyth” series. Although there isn’t a non-rainy version of this painting, there is an alternative “Punk Album Cover”-style version.

This painting was kind of an interesting one. I’d originally planned to make an ominously gloomy 1980s horror movie poster-style painting of one of the walkways/corridors behind the Hugh Owen building on campus that I remembered from my university days (seriously, it’s hard to forget such a cool example of 1960s-style Brutalist architecture). But, when editing the painting, I eventually ended up settling on a “modern cyberpunk” kind of colour scheme instead.

As usual, this painting (and the “punk” version of it) is released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence.

“Aberystwyth – Campus Corridor” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art ( 10th June 2018)

This the next digitally-edited painting in my “Gothic Aberystwyth” art series (and, before I go any further, here’s a version of it without rain).

Originally, this was going to be a slightly “film noir”-style painting of some of the old buildings at the very end of the town’s high street. But, thanks to messing up the lighting in one part of the picture, it ended up looking more like something from an old 1980s/90s horror movie, so I decided to run with this instead.

As usual, this painting (and the rain-less version of it too) is released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence.

“Aberystwyth – Haunting” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (9th June 2018)

Well, here’s the next digitally-edited painting in my “Gothic Aberystwyth” art series. Surprisingly, there are two alternative versions of this picture – the usual “rain-free” version and a “blue sky” version.

This painting was inspired by the fact that I was watching “Nightmare On Elm Street” when I suddenly remembered that the road near a house I lived in for two years back when I lived in Aber was called “Elm Tree Avenue”. Since it has a small park nearby, this seemed like the perfect setting for a gothic horror painting. Although, interestingly, the “monstrous” tree/shrub creature in the background was kind of an afterthought.

As usual, this painting (and the other versions of it) are released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence.

“Aberystwyth – Nightmare On Elm Tree Avenue” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (8th June 2018)

Here’s the next digitally-edited painting in my “Gothic Aberystwyth” art series (and here’s the version without rain).

This painting ended up being somewhat different to the other paintings in the series, mostly because I ended up adding some elements from the cyberpunk and film noir genres, mostly since – unlike in the town – the architecture in the arts cente/university campus is more “modern” in a 1960s Brutalist kind of way. And, given that it kind of perches above the town, I kind of wanted to go for a bit more of a “dystopian future” kind of look with this painting.

As usual, this painting (and the non-rainy version of it) is released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence.

“Aberystwyth – Arts Centre” By C. A. Brown