In the age of Photoshop, Microsoft Paint is probably nothing but a distant memory.
For many of us, MS Paint was perhaps the first introduction to (albeit very basic) photo editing and image manipulation and back in the early 90s provided us with hours of entertainment.
However, while MS Paint has long been forgotten, several artists around the world are still using the very simple software to create amazing works of art.
From stunning skylines and celebrity portraits to recreating scenes from famous movies, Boston based artist Pat Hines uses Microsoft Paint to create some of incredible images below.
Here are some of the best images created with Microsoft Paint
A scene from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which Pat says, like all of his images, were created using just his mouse and MS Paint.
Another scene from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
This is an image of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates holding a tablet. Paint was of course launched in 1985 on Windows 1.0.
The Force Awakens in MS PAINT
This is an image of Peter’s Hill in Boston by Pat Hines.
And it’s not only Pat Hines creating great images us Paint, there’s a whole Reddit Thread called MS Paint Gods dedicated to it.
This one is by Puro Michoacan and you clearly see Paint’s spray can feature being put to good effect.
This image was created by a 97 year old artist by the name of Hal Lasko who is said to create the images on his old computer which still runs Windows 95.
How about this image of actor Morgan Freeman, which was created by Reddit user Sonofjay. Look at the level of detail captured in the image.
Look at this incredibly sharp image of Venice made by Deviant Art user Diamonster using MS Paint.