Today’s Art (22nd April 2017)

Well, I was a bit more inspired (and awake) than I was when I made yesterday’s painting.

The interesting thing about this digitally-edited painting was that it was originally going to be either a film noir or a cyberpunk painting, but it ended up turning into more of a 1970s/1980s sci-fi painting for some reason (my decision to use a blue and brown colour scheme probably had something to do with it). Plus, for compositional reasons, I ended up cropping this picture to a slightly smaller size than usual whilst editing it.

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

"Archive Corner" By C. A. Brown

“Archive Corner” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art ( 20th April 2017)

Well, despite a ludicrous amount of digital editing, today’s painting didn’t really turn out as well as I’d hoped. Originally, it was going to be a 1990s-style painting, and then it turned into a painting of a large outdoor area – but the background really didn’t look that great, so I had to reduce it sigificantly before adding paint. Even after that, this picture still required a lot of extra digital editing.

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

"Garden" By C. A. Brown

“Garden” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art ( 19th April 2017)

Well, although I was still feeling uninspired, I was able to get around it by making a new version of one of my old horror-themed paintings (called “Late Return) that was originally posted here early last year.

When I made the old version of this painting, I was just beginning my “limited palette” phase -and, although I’m glad of all I learnt during this phase, this particular painting certainly works well with a slightly more expanded palette. Likewise, I’ve also learnt a few new digital editing techniques that I didn’t quite know when I was editing the original painting.

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

"Late Return (II)" By C. A. Brown

“Late Return (II)” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (18th April 2017)

Well, there was originally another painting that I was going to post today but, since it wasn’t very good and since I almost forgot my annual art tradition yesterday, here’s the painting that I was going to post yesterday before I suddenly realised that it was the 5th Anniversary of my decision to make art daily. At the very least, it’s better than the painting I was supposed to post today.

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

"Cold Road" By C. A. Brown

“Cold Road” By C. A. Brown

Today’s Art (17th April 2017)

Well, I almost forgot! It’s the 17th of April and that means that it’s time for me to post a new version of the first picture that I made when I decided to practice making art every day back in 2012.

Here are the previous versions of this picture for comparison: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016.

This new version was made in a slight hurry and, unlike the previous version, I made heavy use of digital effects when editing this picture.

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

"The Important Question (VI)" By C. A. Brown

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

Today’s Art (16th April 2017)

Well, today’s digitally-edited painting was inspired by a nature documentary that I saw the night before I drew/painted it, which included a segment about a type of parrot in New Zealand that can actually survive in snowy mountain areas.

This painting required quite a bit more digital editing than usual after I scanned it though (eg: the silhouetted mountain and silhouetted parrot are covering up a larger, badly-drawn parrot that was originally supposed to be in the foreground. The background and snow colours were altered digitally, since I messed them up in the original painting. I had to crop the painting to a smaller size than usual for compositional reasons etc…)

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

"The Snow Parrots" By C.A. Brown

“The Snow Parrots” By C.A. Brown