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02 February 2005, 03:13 PM
I've heard so many times that it's the artist and not the tool, fair enough but when we all have the same (substandard) tool, how would we fare?

This is why I've posted this thread-- I want everyone to submit their 'microsoft paint' works, (Equivalent in Macs welcome too, of course)

The only rule is that they should take under 1 hour and have no more than 600 x 800 aspect ratio, like the daily sketch group.

Here's mine:

40 mins, mouse and Microsoft paint....:) Come on, the rest of you.... P.S-- If this thread is in the wrong place, I apologise and will move it. But for now, I'm not sure where it should go.

02 February 2005, 06:37 PM
Very nice work for paint. Sorry I didn't post anything. I suck at painting, lol.

02 February 2005, 07:07 PM
Not a lot of time to doodle at the moment.. here's a couple.. total time is less than 5 minutes for both together.

This thread sort of reminds me of the good ol days of the Notepad vs Lightwave threads...

02 February 2005, 10:14 PM
I just did one but I forgot my ftp passwords, can't get to my internet space right not. Doesn't really matter, it was 30 min work with 1 size brush and I was too lazy to change the color. Oh and I don't have a wacom here so I had to do it with a rotten tomato.

this should be cool in the sketch group :)

02 February 2005, 10:27 PM
...The only rule is that they should take under 1 hour and have no more than 600 x 800 aspect ratio, like the daily sketch group...Yes, but what about those people who do not own a watcom table? I think it would be much more challenging to limit it to just mouse usage.

(After all it's the artist, not the tools. Right?)

02 February 2005, 10:51 PM
Perhaps this should be moved to the sketch forums. :)

02 February 2005, 11:02 PM
About 5-10 minutes work or so, with Wacom though :P Then I ran out of memory ;)

02 February 2005, 11:17 PM
Great pictures!

This was awesome man!! I'm coming back when I've done one with my wacom!

5 minutes / mouse

02 February 2005, 12:06 AM
Great work so far!! This would be fun if we could try and get all the masters involved....send the word out?

I do think we should update the 'rules' to say that only mouse works will be 'accepted'. That way we can see how far skill vs. tools can take us. I mean, if we are all using the same tools......

Can you see my picture above? I can't seem to get it to come up on my computer. Just wondering if others can.

Great work everyone so far!! I think this is a really fun thread so far.

02 February 2005, 12:31 AM
heres mine,
havent painted in ages - back to basics eh?
40 mins
wacom and mouse


02 February 2005, 12:48 AM
here's my awesome sketch I did at work one day cause i was bored :p

hey...don't laugh

02 February 2005, 09:58 AM
@CgMonkey : I didn't know MS Paint had that awesome airbrush effect. :D

Nice work sofar :) Its fun

02 February 2005, 06:43 PM
MS paint has the best brush selection ever!
It even has calligraphic brushes... :p

If any mods would like to move this to the 2d/wip forum, please do so!!

02 February 2005, 07:20 PM
ha, this is great paperclip. When I was a kid, you better believe I was addicted to MS paint!
I just wish all the ancient stuff wasn't deleted. I'm sure there is some one here with the same story.

02 February 2005, 08:41 PM
Heres mine

also heres a phrase for it

"Huyaa Kaahuuumbaaaa"

02 February 2005, 09:27 PM
ultra 15 min. with wacom

02 February 2005, 11:03 PM
I made this a while ago (as a sketch for the Alienware competition), but I did do it in less than an hour. Done with a wacom for me yet :(

02 February 2005, 12:42 AM
Under 1h, mouse (ouch!)

It's is really funny, doing things in Paint...

02 February 2005, 06:01 AM
~1hr 15min (those pixels on the vehicles are difficult to click on after 30 min :D )

This is my first post of a quick drawing on cgtalk. I really liked the idea behind this thread, paint is great for making quick drawings for tech docs but its so old school :)
Sorry for the low rez appears to be only what paint will allow me to do other than a large bmp file or an odd color gif

02 February 2005, 08:51 AM
Korgano, that's why I opened the bmp, I made in Paint, in PShop and saved that as a gif.
.... uhmmm is that cheating? :)

02 February 2005, 09:47 AM
thats a better idea yes I agree, but I dont have ps installed yet >< hopefully my pic is decent for an hours work tho :)

02 February 2005, 11:53 AM
About 20mins in Paint with a mouse.

I'm really thinking about getting a Wacom soon.

02 February 2005, 06:38 PM
Great one, Art2. Amazing what you can do with 100% opacity and 9 brushes, isn't it?
Not including the wonderful 'airspray' effect, you really made it look good there!!

02 February 2005, 06:49 PM
yeah, it's really fun to do actually

02 February 2005, 08:54 PM

This is really fun indeed :) great stuff @ all of you! (especially those mouse-painters)

50 minutes / Wacom / MS Paint (XP)
(slightly resized using Irfanview)

02 February 2005, 01:01 AM
Ahhh what the hell!

Here is my effort,it took the gut's of an hour,and I am typing this by poking the keyboard with a pencil in my mouth as my hand seems to have seized up for some reason!
Done with a mouse or should I say a brick! using just the paint brush.

Great work everyone, you all deserve a pat on the back and a finger massage after that.


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