Today’s Art (20th October 2015)

Today’s painting is another memory painting, based on the car journey I mentioned in yesterday’s art post.

This painting is based on a random field that I saw near the rubbish tip on the outskirts of Waterlooville. Like with yesterday’s art post, I’ll also provide both the “work in progres” lineart and my initial memory sketch as a blog exclusive.

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

"Waterlooville - Bare Earth" By C. A. Brown

“Waterlooville – Bare Earth” By C. A. Brown

Here’s the “work in progress” lineart:

"Waterlooville - Bare Earth (Lineart)" By C. A. Brown

“Waterlooville – Bare Earth (Lineart)” By C. A. Brown

And here’s the initial sketch that I made a day earlier, about twenty minutes after I’d memorised the scene in question.

"Waterlooville - Bare Earth (Memory Sketch)" By C. A. Brown

“Waterlooville – Bare Earth (Memory Sketch)” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (14th June 2015)

There’s a bit of a strange story behind today’s drawing. Basically, I was playing a hidden object game when I noticed that one of the objects I had to find in it was called an “oiler”. I’d seen this type of object before in hidden object games, but I was never quite sure why the word stuck in my mind.

Then I remembered. When I was a kid, I made a cartoon drawing of an evil gang of mechanics called “The Oilers”. I’m not sure why, it probably just seemed like a funny/cool idea at the time. Since I couldn’t find the original drawing (from sometime in the mid-late 1990s), I made a small sketch of it from memory in my sketchbook and then carried on.

Anyway, since I couldn’t think of a good idea for a drawing today, I thought that I’d turn my sketch into a proper drawing. As you might expect, I’ll also include the small sketch I made from memory in this post too.

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

"The Oilers" By C. A.Brown

“The Oilers” By C. A.Brown

And here’s the sketch that I made from memory – although I think that I got a few details wrong (since I’m pretty sure that one of the Oilers was holding a badly-drawn revolver in my original drawing). This drawing is also in my current art style, rather than the style I used when I was a kid. I also digitally edited this picture slightly more than usual after I scanned it.

"The Oilers (Sketch)" By C. A. Brown

“The Oilers (Sketch)” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (2nd August 2014)

Surprisingly, today’s painting was *gasp* actually kind of planned. Yes, I actually made a little sketch before I painted it.

I’ll add a copy of the sketch to this post as a blog exclusive, since this painting will probably have already been on DeviantART for a while.

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

"Sous Les Etoiles" By C. A. Brown

“Sous Les Etoiles” By C. A. Brown

And here’s the sketch that inspired this painting:

"Sous Les Etoiles (Sketch)" By C. A. Brown

“Sous Les Etoiles (Sketch)” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (27th March 2014)

Well, since I’m still working on this upcoming comic project at the moment, I only had time to paint one quick watercolour and make one quick drawing for today.

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

"Sea Ruins Sketch" By C. A. Brown

“Sea Ruins Sketch” By C. A. Brown

Sea Ruins Sketch” was a fairly quick watercolour sketch of a random building which I saw in a dream a couple of weeks ago. I’m not sure if I got the perspective right (since I was looking up at it) but I’ll probably paint a larger landscape featuring this building in a couple of days’ time.

"Glowing Crystals" By C. A. Brown

“Glowing Crystals” By C. A. Brown

Glowing Crystals” was a random drawing I made for today. I guess it that it turned out ok, although the background was slightly uninspired though.

Random Sketch: “Mercy Pyramid” (Copyright Free)

"Mercy Pyramid" By C. A. Brown (This image is released without copyright)

“Mercy Pyramid” By C. A. Brown (This image is released without copyright)

Well, I happened to notice the cover art for a couple of old Sisters of Mercy vinyl records when I was randomly looking around on Wikipedia. The cover art to the “Body And Soul” EP really grabbed my attention and I started to think “Cool, I wonder how they made something like that back in the 80s” before suddenly realising that I could create the same effect in less than a minute on my computer.

So, I decided to make a random sketch to test this out. For some reason, I decided to only mostly use dots and horizontal lines (to give it an “etched” kind of look) – which meant that this simple sketch took about five times longer to draw. But, on the plus side, it looks like something from a 1980s computer game LOL!!!

Although “Mercy Pyramid” is too simplistic to include in any of my “Today’s Art” posts, I thought that it looked kind of cool – so I’ve decided to post it here. I’ve also decided to release it without copyright – so feel free to use it however you like.