I made these images between 2012 and 2016 using Microsoft paint.

 

I usually make them when I don't have a long project in progress, and need an alrenative outlet for the manic creative energy which I sometimes have. Sometimes I make them when I feel depressed and as though I need some attention, in which case I make one and quickly post it to twitter. I love to draw and find the pictures funny.

The MS Paint application changed a lot with the introduction of Windows 7. Microsoft gave more options to the artist; many more brushes, a more streamlined user interface, more subtle custom colour creation. Aside from these extra options, the very quality of line it was possible to achieve became more refined, less jagged.  I don't think either version of paint is better than the other, though I do sometimes wish for the simpler times of the pre Windows XP programme. Perhaps you'll be able to see the difference in the following images.

 

As a sixth former, I volunteered at a preschool. One day I was asked to teach the pupils to use a mouse by experimenting with them in MS paint. I sat with each child in turn, helping them to express themselves. I imagined their lives stretching out into the future and felt proud to be enjoying a quiet moment of creativity.

 

I hope you like my pictures. I feel as though there must be more, but can't find any right now. I'll try and add to this collection in time. 

diorama
diorama
dream
dream
britishbulldog
britishbulldog
selfportrait
selfportrait
man
man
gfcaughtmesleeping
gfcaughtmesleeping
goodmorning
goodmorning
goodafternoon
goodafternoon
mysteryoflife
mysteryoflife
comicsans
comicsans
tastetest
tastetest
why me
why me
ny
ny
stardust
stardust
modernfam2
modernfam2
fleshfeast
fleshfeast
i am afraid of dying
i am afraid of dying
worldofwarcraft
worldofwarcraft