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August 9, 2007 2:06 PM   Subscribe

MS Paint isn't just for the LOLZ .
posted by absalom (21 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
We've seen some beautiful MS Paint creations around here, but that Eminem drawing is crap. (Puh-reviously)
posted by nzero at 2:17 PM on August 9, 2007


Reckon they used a graphics tablet?
posted by exogenous at 2:26 PM on August 9, 2007


1000 HOURS IN MS PAINT
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 2:27 PM on August 9, 2007 [1 favorite]


Comment on the Eminem link claims not, exogenous; and there's nothing really tablet-y about what it does, besides. It's not the sort of thing I'd hold up to delollify MS Paint, though. It is decidedly for the lulz. It is the WebTV of graphics apps, and there is no arguing it.
posted by cortex at 2:29 PM on August 9, 2007 [1 favorite]


I think it was 2 years ago, but I remember someone doing Robocop drawings on some art tablet... but the site went belly up so those masterpieces are lost forever. I'm still broken up over it.

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posted by spec80 at 2:32 PM on August 9, 2007


I'm going to the Topsfield Fair in October. Maybe I can get that Eminem drawing airbrushed on a t-shirt. And then the Tasmanian Devil holding the US flag and giving the finger (to Osama, in my mind) for my wife.

If I had a decal of that quality for my car, I would stick it directly on the primer because I know I would never want to get rid of it.
posted by Mayor Curley at 2:37 PM on August 9, 2007 [1 favorite]


Look how much effort & talent it takes to draw really, really shitty art.
posted by jonson at 2:50 PM on August 9, 2007 [1 favorite]


Wow, you guys remind me of YouTube commenters.
posted by hellphish at 3:06 PM on August 9, 2007 [1 favorite]


No, the YouTube version of this thread so far would look like this:

so phuckin' old, wevs
posted by nzero at 2:17 PM on August 9

lol bet they used a wackom cheaterz
posted by exogenous at 2:26 PM on August 9

OMG THAT MUST OF TAKEN SOOOO LONG
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 2:27 PM on August 9

STFU exoGAYnous
posted by cortex at 2:29 PM on August 9

man there wuz good robocop drawn site can't find it though lol
posted by spec80 at 2:32 PM on August 9

TOPSFIELD FAIR MOTHERF***RS p.s. fuck osama
posted by Mayor Curley at 2:37 PM on August 9

sux, get a life looser
posted by jonson at 2:50 PM on August 9

no u
posted by hellphish at 3:06 PM on August 9

posted by cortex at 3:15 PM on August 9, 2007 [52 favorites]


Ahaha, nice one cortex
posted by exogenous at 3:16 PM on August 9, 2007


cortex wins
posted by Debaser626 at 3:30 PM on August 9, 2007


excellent work, cortex, but you left out the "nice video. to see the hottest camgirlz go to www dot hotcamgirlz_.com"
posted by jonson at 3:54 PM on August 9, 2007 [2 favorites]


Full credit to hellpish for the strategy though, Cortex just added the detail.

Cortex is awesome.
posted by Samuel Farrow at 4:10 PM on August 9, 2007


full props to the car designer. pretty neat.
posted by Frasermoo at 4:22 PM on August 9, 2007


Favourite Cortex or you will die within seven days!

A girl, 12, in Oklahoma didn't favourite the post and she was found hanged in her wardrobe.

A boy, 11, from Michigan didn't favourite it and later his whole family were eaten by wolves.

Adolf Hitler didn't favourite it and he died in his bunker... or did he?
posted by RokkitNite at 4:46 PM on August 9, 2007 [1 favorite]


Why did you make so many jokes in your comment RokkitNite?
posted by Shakeer at 5:06 PM on August 9, 2007


jonson: "excellent work, cortex, but you left out..."

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posted by ZachsMind at 5:25 PM on August 9, 2007


Cortex said my name! *swoon*
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 8:16 PM on August 9, 2007


Huh. MS Paint is actually a more sophisticated program than I had given it credit for. I didn't know you could do BeziƩr curves in it, for instance. I always thought it was like a 1988 version of MacPaint, only in color.

Still, you can't help but see something like this and wonder "huh, I wonder what that person would be able to do in Freehand...". Or at least, I can't.
posted by Kadin2048 at 10:21 PM on August 9, 2007


the mona lisa nzero links to has an ever so slightly less ambiguous smile, so clearly a complete failure.

btw I prefer the mac Appleworks paintbrush (which like MS Paint comes with every mac). You can do colour reverse and blur too! Perfect for sfumato technique.
posted by leibniz at 1:36 AM on August 10, 2007


Lakewood is a really nice suburb of Cleveland and their library is also awesome.
posted by vkxmai at 8:17 AM on August 10, 2007


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