Today’s Art (18th August 2017)

Well, due to feeling uninspired and being in a slight rush before making today’s digitally-edited painting, I decided to remake one of my favourite paintings that I posted here in 2016 called “La Chanteuse”.

If I remember rightly, the original 2016 version was made during my ‘limited palette’ phase. But, since I use a different palette these days and have focused more on practicing lighting, I decided to give this painting a slightly different “look” to the original version.

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

"La Chanteuse (II)" By C. A. Brown

“La Chanteuse (II)” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (17th August 2017)

Well, I was feeling mildly uninspired when I made today’s digitally-edited painting. But, although it ended up being slightly minimalist, I still quite like how it turned out. Although I settled on a “realistic” colour scheme, I did create an alternative 1980s style version just out of curiosity.

As usual, both versions of this painting are released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence.

"Wasteground" By C. A. Brown

“Wasteground” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (16th August 2017)

Well, today’s digitally-edited painting was kind of random. Basically, I’d pulled an all-nighter the night before and was fairly tired when I made it. It was originally going to be an art deco/1930s style painting, but it just ended up going in a totally random direction fairly quickly. Still, this is probably the best “tired” painting that I’ve made within the past couple of months.

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

"Around" By C. A. Brown

“Around” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (15th August 2017)

Well, today’s digitally-edited painting was an interesting one. As regular readers probably know, I make these daily paintings ridiculously far in advance – so, this one was made the day before Halloween last year. Originally, it was going to have a more “realistic” colour scheme – but this looked genuinely creepy, so I ended up digitally changing it to a cooler punk-style green/purple colour scheme.

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

"Cryptic Corridor" By C. A. Brown

“Cryptic Corridor” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (14th August 2017)

This silly “mid-2000s nostalgia” digitally-edited painting was surprisingly fun to make. Basically, after watching a few episodes of a ‘so bad that it’s good’ anime series from the mid-2000s called “Tokko“, I was in the mood for making another attempt at painting a ‘nostalgic’ painting set in the mid-2000s.

But, then, I realised that there’s a good reason why the world isn’t saturated with mid-’00s nostalgia. I may have been a teenager back then, but it was probably one of the most hilariously uncool decades ever (second only to this dreary, austere and puritanical decade).

Sure, flip phones were cool and maybe flame shirts were too (not to mention that DVDs are timeless, and ‘The Da Vinci Code’ isn’t a bad book) – but almost everything else was just hilariously silly – sickly alcopops, fake Chinese script tattoos, Limp Bizkit, boho fashion, “l33t haxxor” elitist nerdiness, emo fashion, chav fashion, that bloody ‘crazy frog‘, endless American remakes of J-Horror films, the sequels to “The Matrix”, MSN Messenger, MySpace etc…

So, this painting is as much a parody (I certainly had a laugh when making it) of the mid-00s as it is a ‘nostalgia’ painting.

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

"Like 2005" By C. A. Brown

“Like 2005” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (13th August 2017)

Well, I was feeling mildly uninspired when I made today’s digitally-edited painting. Since I was watching the last couple of episodes of season one of “Twin Peaks” at the time, I was in the mood for some 1980s/90s style art but, about halfway through sketching, I realised that the people in it looked like actors on a stage, so the painting ended up going in a slightly more random direction.

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

"Retro Stage" By C. A. Brown

“Retro Stage” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (12th August 2017)

Well, today’s digitally-edited painting was a fairly interesting one. Originally, I’d planned to make a more “realistic” painting of 1990s New York, which would have been inspired by this stunning HD Video from 1993!

Yet, probably due to the fact that I’d been watching a DVD of the first season of ‘Twin Peaks’ (it was broadcast in 1990, but probably filmed in the late 1980s – For example, many of the fashions/hairstyles in it look a bit like something from “Heathers), this painting soon went in more of a 1980s-style direction.

Then, the painting gradually ended up becoming more stylised too (eg: the American city in the background ended up being a wierd mixture of what I imagine New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and New Orleans to look like).

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

"1980s American Street Scene" By C. A. Brown

“1980s American Street Scene” By C. A. Brown