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In the world of complex designs, the easy-to learn Microsoft Paint has become obsolete. Despite being introduced as the first graphic tool, its limited functionality has drifted away the design class from it.  Hence, Adobe Photoshop and other similar software have emerged as the emperors of the graphic kingdom.

The creative world has always undermined the potential of this archaic program. Recently, an artist has received limelight on the internet due to his designing technique.

The Only Option: MS-PAINT

Pat Hines, who couldn’t be concerned to learn Photoshop and illustrator, design his entire ebook using good old Microsoft Paint went against the tide in utilizing highly advanced designing tools. While working long overnights at a hospital reception desk, he honed his craft in this tool.

Only those who attempt the absurd can achieve the impossible.

This Boston based artist justified this quote by the legendary Albert Einstein. To design his graphic novel – Camp Redblood And The Essential Revenge, he started learning Photoshop and other utilities. Unfortunately, he found no luck in understanding these complicated technologies. Hence, he focused on mastering the product of his acquaintance – MS Paint.

“I suck at Photoshop and other programs, and have worked exclusively in Microsoft Paint for over ten years… I honed my craft working long overnights at a hospital reception desk…,” Pat writes.

About The Book

Camp Redblood And The Essential Revenge transports one back in the world of 80’s. It is a fictional creation revolving around summer camp, paranormal and teenagers. Being pranked by the local super-camp, Steve Clarkson – Camp Redblood’s counselor and his troop sets on a journey to take revenge with them. Amidst this journey, they encounter gruesome monsters, haunted woods, treacherous trails etc. Along with the horror and vengeance elements, it has that era’s touch of frivolity.

A Quick Peek at his designs

Parallel to his book’s illustrations, Pat has a collection of some beautiful fabrications. The unimaginable color shades these detailed visuals generated using this restricted software is captivating. His patience and diligence over a decade is reflected in his out-of-the-box creations, some of which are:

Bus Spider!

Hines’s first illustrator for the Camp Redblood’s official transport is the modified version of the 1940’s-era school bus.

Camp RedBlood Black Ops
Camp Eagle
The Force Awakens

The Mission

Mad Eye vs Voldemort
Bill Gates

And this one with the creator of Microsoft Paint – Bill Gates.


He created this illustration years before – may be it’s the first illustration when he learned Microsoft Paint.

My Street

At West Roxbury, Boston.

Sounds Fishy?

In order to advocate his work, Pat has provided options for the skeptics to testify his vibrant creations. He invited them to check his Deviantart account where he documents his similar art or download and zoom the pictures for a closer look.

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Also published on Medium.