Today’s Art (17th November 2018)

Well, today’s (very heavily) digitally-edited painting is another memory painting. This one is another painting of Portsdown Hill at night that was based on my memories of seeing it during a car journey a while before I made this painting.

Although I probably didn’t get every precise detail right, and this painting required a lot more digital editing than I expected (including adding some digital lighting effects – here’s a version of the painting with fewer effects), it still looks at least somewhat like my memory does. Plus it also gave me a chance to experiment with some techniques for painting rain in a more “realistic” way.

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

“Portsdown Hill Again” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (11th August 2018)

Well, fortunately I had a bit more time and was feeling more inspired when I made this digitally edited painting (which also comes in a non-rainy version too), so it ended up being a lot more detailed than I expected 🙂 Plus, it’s been a while since I made any mid-2000s style cyberpunk art.

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

“Reflection” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (7th August 2018)

Well, although I’d originally planned to make more of a 1980s/90s-style digitally-edited painting today, the background ended up being somewhat random for time reasons. On the plus side, this painting also has a non-rainy version too.

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

“The Curious Coast” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (14th July 2018)

Thanks to feeling a bit more inspired and a bit less rushed, today’s digitally-edited painting (which also comes in a non-rainy version) turned out at least slightly better than some of my more recent paintings 🙂

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

“Devices” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (28th June 2018)

Today’s digitally-edited painting (which also comes in a non-rainy version too) is a modern remake of an old painting of mine from 2016. I’d been meaning to remake this painting for a while, but I only eventually got around to it because I was feeling extremely uninspired.

Surprisingly, the modern remake actually turned out a lot better than I’d expected. Initially, I worried that it’d look worse than the old version from 2016, but I guess that I’ve learnt more about lighting, image editing and drawing than I thought I had.

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

“At Midnight (II)” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (16th June 2018)

Well, today’s digitally-edited painting (which also comes in a non-rainy version, because I can’t decide which version I prefer) is another cyberpunk painting. Originally, I’d started making a more elaborate and detailed painting, but this failed. So, I decided to make another cyberpunk painting quickly instead… and, surprisingly, it actually turned out better than my first idea did.

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

“Launch” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (4th June 2018)

Woo hoo! There are multiple versions of today’s digitally-edited painting: The line art, the unprocessed version, the rain-free version, the “gothic” version (that is more accurate to the original daydream), the “standard size” letterboxed version and, of course, the final version (at the end of this post).

As you can guess, this painting was one of the most inspired paintings I’ve made in a while. In fact, if you look at the line art, you can see that it quickly ended up overstepping the usual sizing guidelines I draw in my sketchbook.

It was mostly based on a visually-striking moment from daydream I’d had the evening before about what Aberystwyth would have been like during the 1980s (although I used some artistic licence when depicting the promenade). The main musical inspiration for this painting was probably the song/music video for “Promised Land” By Skeletal Family.

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

“And A Daydream Of The 80s” By C. A. Brown