• Jul 25, 2007

When I was a kid, I used to sit in front of the computer and draw up concept cars on Microsoft Paint. It was, and still is, a very primitive application, but it was simple enough for me to use back in grade school. I even designed the graphics for a local ISP's website on MS Paint, but that was the extent of it.

Here's someone, meanwhile, with the know-how and the skills who decided to render a Lamborghini Murcielago, with considerable detail and skill, all on Microsoft Paint. What's more is that he captured the entire process on video and uploaded it to YouTube, from blank page to finished product. Someone with too much time on his hands? Probably, but his video has been making the rounds. And remember, if the time-lapse nine-minute video has you bored halfway through, think of how long it must have taken him in real time.

[Source: Jalopnik]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      Computer graphics?
      When I was a kid, we used chisels on stone tablets or drew our pictures an cave walls;-).
      • 7 Years Ago
      a tablet, traced. Tried it biefly myself and wasn't hard to do, although gave up and went back to Photoshop :)
        • 7 Years Ago
        tracing over an image is ok with a tablet, but I'll usually just sketch out a design on paper, scan it into PS and render it there, pretty quick, painless, and simple
        • 7 Years Ago
        Tracing with a tablet is easy to do. Just put ANY picture of the car you want rendered onto the pad and start. Better than carbon paper, but a bit pointless given the advanced tools you can use in Photoshop with an image.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This is fake, like most MS paint things on youtube. They start with the real photo, and work backwards. They then simply reverse the footage. It really does not require that much skill at all.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Pretty cool.

      I like the first song, too. Never heard of that band before.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Sure it's an ok render in MS paint, but why? Seriously, use either photoshop or illustrator to render. Either of these would give a MUCH, MUCH better result with less time. I'm glad he's good at making it look ok in paint, but it seems like a waste of time when there are better programs out there. I could easily get a better render out of photoshop in about half an hour, maybe a bit longer.

      I'm sorry but a 72 dpi paint file just doesn't impress me.
        • 7 Years Ago
        It sounds like you are bitter...It has less to do with the quality and more to do with the skill behind making it look as good as it does. I would like to see what you can do in MS paint working with no gradients, and a bending line. I think this is a cool video and an accomplishment if it is legitimate.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Thats the whole point! he did an AMAZING rendering on such a primitive program!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I assumed the point was using a retro program like Paint as homage to obsolete programs. Using Illustrator or Photoshop misses that point. And, yes, it is a waste of time.
      • 7 Years Ago
      When he was a kid in elementary school way back in 1980s something. Sheeesh, I use to draw cars on the backs of envelops that brought the gas, electric and water bills during the Great Depression, used No. 2 pencils and a twist-type sharpener, no modern tools like a crank type. Cars had split windshields and I drew them with one-piece glass and a wiper on the passenger side (optional in those days). I'm still doing cars using PS and a Mac. My how time flies!
      • 7 Years Ago
      when you were a kid you used Microsoft paint?..in grade school?.... i didnt even know what a computer is.
      I used REAL paint....ooohhh ahhhh

      sorry but just wow.... what are you 21?
        • 7 Years Ago
        feeling old today :(
        • 7 Years Ago
        When I was a kid, I had an Etch-A-Sketch.
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