Today’s Art (3rd November 2019)

Well, I was in the mood for photo-based art. So, this is a quick digitally-edited drawing that was based on a detail from this photo I took of the Isle Of Wight (as seen from Hill Head) last November.

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

“Hill Head – Ship” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (21st April 2015)

Well, I felt like making another drawing based on an old photo for today. This one is based on a photo I took of the area around Sandown (?) on the Isle Of Wight in 2007, although I used a bit of artistic licence when making this drawing (mainly because the original photo was taken during the day and that looked… well, boring).

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

"Sandown At Dusk" By C. A. Brown

“Sandown At Dusk” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (20th September 2014)

Well, since I’m bereft of new artistic ideas again, I’ve decided to go back to re-making old stuff again. So, this is a painting (albeit with some digital editing/effects) based on a photo I took in 2007 of Sandown on the Isle Of Wight.

Since this picture will probably already be on DeviantART by now, I’ll provide both the original photo and the lineart for this painting as a blog exclusive bonus feature.

Oh, if you’re interested in turning photos into paintings, then check out this article I wrote earlier this year for a few basic tips.

As usual, these three images are released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence.

"Sandown Beach" By C. A. Brown

“Sandown Beach” By C. A. Brown

And here’s the photo I took in 2007 which this painting is based on (I had to crop the photo slightly in order to get the resolution right).

"Sandown Beach Photo" By C. A. Brown [Taken in 2007]

“Sandown Beach Photo” By C. A. Brown [Taken in 2007]

And, finally, here’s the original lineart from my painting:

"Sandown Beach Lineart" By C. A. Brown

“Sandown Beach Lineart” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (16th September 2014)

Sorry for the long introduction but, I recently rediscovered some old drawings I made back in 2007 and I thought that I’d re-make at least one of them in my current art style.

Today’s painting is based on an illustration I made to a ( badly-written and thankfully unpublished) “Richs and Coates” story I wrote called “The Case Of The Sandown Gamblers” – which involved Richs and Coates solving a very contrived mystery on the Isle Of Wight.

The illustration is from this part of the story (complete with the original tense and grammar errors) where Coates strikes it rich:

“My next memory is of waking up behind the sand mound in the afternoon, unsure as to whether I’d fallen asleep or fainted from sheer exhaustion. As I opened my eyes, I saw Coates standing over me. Instead of his usual jeans and dark t-shirt, he was wearing a rather impressive suit. A cigarillo extended from one corner of his mouth and he puffed on it while talking to me in relaxed tones:
“Larry, you look terrible, glad to see that you survived last night’s ordeal though.”
“More importantly, did the police get Ebenezer?”
Coates shook his head as he helped me to my feet, I brushed the sand from my jacket and stared again at his smart clothes. Chuckling, he continued:
“Oh, these? Let’s just say that I was one of the casino’s first customer’s this morning after the police left.”

Like with all of these redrawings, I’ll include the original badly-drawn illustration from 2007 for comparison too.

As usual, both of these pictures are released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence.

"The Sandown Gamblers" By C. A. Brown

“The Sandown Gamblers” By C. A. Brown

And here’s the hilariously terrible original drawing from 2007 (Wow! The perspective is terrible!):

"Richs And Coates in 'The Sandown Gamblers'" Original illustration from 2007 by C. A. Brown

“Richs And Coates in ‘The Sandown Gamblers'” Original illustration from 2007 by C. A. Brown