Today’s Art ( 4th October 2016 )

Today’s painting is kind of an interesting one, since it just kind of happened spontaneously. I broke my “try to just make one painting a day” rule a few hours after making yesterday’s painting.

Basically, I was randomly listening to music and surfing the internet when the next song on the playlist turned out to be “In For The Kill” by La Roux (one of the few good modern pop musicians) and I suddenly thought back to when I first heard this song and the very specific time it reminded me of.

Before I knew it, I had an idea for a stylised painting of part of Portsmouth. Technically speaking, this painting should have been set in Gunwharf Quays, but I painted a stylised picture of there a week or two ago, so it ended up being a painting of the high street instead.

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

"And La Roux Played" By C. A. Brown

“And La Roux Played” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (19th October 2015)

As regular readers of this site probably know, I tend to make my daily paintings quite far in advance of when I post them (it’s kind of like a three-month time delay, I guess).

Anyway, today’s painting is a painting of part of Portsdown Hill (in Portsmouth ) that I painted from memory shortly after a car journey during the summer. This painting required slightly more digital editing than I expected though.

If you want to learn how to paint from memory, then this article might come in handy.

In addition to this, I’ll provide both the “work in progress” lineart for the painting and the brief sketch I made as soon as I got home as a blog exclusive.

As usual, all three pictures in this post are released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence.

"Portsdown Hill On A Summer Day" By C. A. Brown

“Portsdown Hill On A Summer Day” By C. A. Brown

Here’s the “work in progress” lineart:

"Portsdown Hill On A Summer Day (Lineart)" By C. A. Brown

“Portsdown Hill On A Summer Day (Lineart)” By C. A. Brown

And here’s the small sketch that I made about ten to twenty minutes after memorising the scene in question (and, yes, I drew the outline of the car window too):

"Portsdown Hill On A Summer Day (Initial Memory Sketch)" By C. A. Brown

“Portsdown Hill On A Summer Day (Initial Memory Sketch)” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (7th October 2015)

Today’s painting is based on a dream that I had a couple of hours beforehand. Part of this dream involved taking a taxi ride along Portsdown Hill (which overlooks Portsmouth, giving you a beautiful view of the city). Anyway, in the dream, I suddenly noticed that the city was filled with large palm trees.

Since I’d forgotten to consciously memorise the landscape whilst I was dreaming, I’ve probably made countless errors in this painting (I also used a fair amount of artistic licence with regard to the colour scheme too). On the plus side, the Spinnaker Tower seems to be in roughly the right place though.

As a blog exclusive, I’ll also provide the “work in progress” lineart for this painting too.

As usual, both pictures in this post are released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence.

"The Palms Of Portsmouth (A Dream)" By C. A. Brown

“The Palms Of Portsmouth (A Dream)” By C. A. Brown

And here’s the lineart:

"The Palms Of Portsmouth (Lineart)" By C. A. Brown

“The Palms Of Portsmouth (Lineart)” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art ( 7th September 2015)

Well, today’s drawing is based on a photo of part of Gunwharf Quays that my parents took when they visited Portsmouth. Initially, I thought that this drawing would be too difficult to make, but I thought that I’d attempt it nonetheless. Even though I simplified it quite a bit and used a fair amount of artistic licence, it turned out reasonably well.

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

"Gunwharf Marina" By C. A. Brown

“Gunwharf Marina” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (14th April 2015)

Well, today’s drawing is based on a photo of an old shipyard (?) near HMS Warrior in Portsmouth that my parents took when they went there a couple of months ago. Since I was in a slightly gloomy mood when I was drawing it, I decided to use a bit of artistic licence and make the drawing a bit more gothic than the original photo was.

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

"Old Boats" By C. A. Brown

“Old Boats” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (17th March 2015)

Well, I decided to make another attempt at painting the view from Portsdown Hill (in Portsmouth) at night from memory.

Although, despite a bit of artistic licence and a lot of digital editing, this painting really doesn’t do this spectacular view justice.

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

"Portsdown Hill II " By C. A. Brown

“Portsdown Hill II ” By C. A. Brown