Today’s Art (17th April 2018)

Woo hoo! It’s the 17th April and this means that it’s time to remake the same picture that I’ve remade every year since I decided to start practicing art daily. You can see previous versions of the picture here: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017.

It’s strange to think that a silly little cartoon I drew six years ago about the well-known joke that pretty much anything will run “Doom” turned into such a major life-shaping moment for me.

And, in keeping with the theme, this year’s cartoon is a topical comic about how some really cool-looking modern “Doom II” WADs (especially those designed to use “GZ Doom”) have system requirements that are way too high! Seriously, the whole point of classic “Doom” is that it’s meant to be able to run on anything! It’s meant to be free from the exclusionary “must have the absolutely latest tech” BS that plagues modern triple-A gaming. But, well, I could ramble for ages about this. So, here’s the latest version of the picture. Enjoy 🙂

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

“The Important Question (VII)” By C. A. Brown

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Today’s Art ( 9th April 2018)

Well, once again, I was feeling uninspired. So, today’s digitally-edited painting is a remake of this old painting of mine from late 2014/ early 2015 that I’ve been meaning to remake for quite a while, since I was curious about what it would look like in my current style.

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

“Trendy 90s Cafe (II)” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (24th February 2018)

Woo hoo! I am very proud to present the third comic in “Damania Refracted”, a new mini series of several (probably six) self-contained comics. Links to many more comics featuring these characters can be found on this page (with the exception of the first two comics in the “2015” segment of the page). Previous comics in this mini series can be read here: Comic one, Comic two

Well, this comic was the product of both a brief moment of uninspiration and a brief moment of nostalgia. In other words, it’s a re-make of this old “Damania” comic from 2013 (inspired by a cheesy daytime TV show I was watching occasionally at the time, and during a phase where I experimented with digital art more).

Don’t worry, tomorrow’s comic will be an original comic though 🙂

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

[CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE] “Damania Refracted – Daytime TV (II)” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (15th January 2018)

Well, I was feeling slightly uninspired – so, this digitally-edited painting is a modern remake of a drawing that I originally made in 2010. Whilst I still have a copy of the original drawing somewhere, my scan of the full image got lost in a computer crash I had that year. For some reason, I only bothered recovering a detail from the picture I’d posted to DeviantART. And this is what I remade.

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

“Detail – Violinist (II)” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (17th December 2017)

Today’s digitally-edited painting is a re-make of an old painting of mine from 2015. This was mostly because whilst finding this old painting to use as an example for this article from November, I suddenly realised “This painting doesn’t look anywhere near as good as I remember!“. So, I thought that I’d make a higher-quality new version.

Interestingly, there ended up being quite a few changes between the two versions. The old version of the painting was heavily inspired by both “Blade Runner” and a retro game called “Dark Forces” which I’d been playing at the time.

But, when I returned to this picture, I used my current approach to lighting, colours etc.. which was heavily influenced by things that I’d found quite a while after making the old version of the painting (eg: these “Doom II” levels, “Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex“, the original “System Shock“, “Technobabylon” etc..). Likewise, I know a few extra digital editing techniques that I didn’t really know when I made the old version of the painting.

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

"Data Tower (II)" By C. A. Brown

“Data Tower (II)” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (1st September 2017)

As regular readers of this site know, I make these paintings quite far in advance. In addition to this, my art schedules don’t always work in real time either (eg: when I produce webcomics, I often make two updates per day, even if I only post one per day).

So, although today’s digitally-edited painting is a remake of this painting that I’d painted exactly a year earlier in real time – in blog time, the two paintings are a little under 18 months apart.

Still, I was curious about how my art and image editing skills had improved over the past year. And, when I found that I’d made this painting a year earlier (it was one of my favourites from late 2015/early 2016), I just had to remake it.

As usual, both images in this post (the new one at the end and the old one I’ve linked to) are released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence.

"Strange Case (II)" By C. A. Brown

“Strange Case (II)” By C. A. Brown

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