So, what are your nerdy hobbies? One of mine is making designs with a pencil and straight-edge. I used to do it all the time in high school when I was bored. Another hobby of mine is using MS Paint. I admit that it’s no Photoshop (which I love, but can’t afford at the moment) and the lack of layers can be really crippling sometimes, but you can do a lot more with it than some people think. My friend Sharmishtha Basu is a good example of a great MS Paint artist. Anyway, today I decided to play around with designs in MS Paint. All of it is done by hand, just using the tools in the program.
In this first step, I just measured regular distances and connected the lines, just as you’d do with a pencil and ruler.
For this step, I just colored in the blocks. MS Paint doesn’t have a gradient tool, but you can adjust the color manually, so I colored one part and then successively made the color darker or lighter.
The middle seemed a bit empty, so I used a similar technique to put a diamond in the middle. It’s a lot of fun, if you have the patience for it.
April 29th, 2013 at 1:36 am
I did this a lot as a kid. I wouldn’t do a grid pattern necessarily but I would use the circle and oval making tools to make quite a few overlapping shapes and then I would use different colors to fill in the design. I usually set the whole thing with a black dramatic background to be cool =] Thanks for bringing back cool memories!
April 29th, 2013 at 1:45 am
Absolutely creative David, also interesting to me because I just finished posting on the “lines of things” in art – different perspective though! Fascinating! Your art is gorgeous, by the way! 🙂
April 29th, 2013 at 4:50 am
Absolutely beautiful, David. A work of art.
April 29th, 2013 at 12:16 pm
April 29th, 2013 at 1:05 pm
Creative, David 🙂
April 29th, 2013 at 11:39 pm
May 2nd, 2013 at 3:13 pm
this is a masterpiece!
May 2nd, 2013 at 11:18 pm
That is very impressive. All I’ve ever used Paint for is doodling stick figures. I like your MS paint art so much better