Think you’re a master at MS Paint? Just wait until you see Pat Hines’s illustrations, made exclusively on the PC program.
Hines approach is simple. He creates all his works with the line tool and paint bucket, before using color gradients to shade the image.
Despite being created on MS Paint, his images actually follow a classic style called “ligne claire,” similar to one of his idols, Tintin illustrator Hergé. Hines is also a fan of 20th-century Russian illustrator Ivan Bilibin and Drew Struzan, who drew the Back to the Future posters.
Watch Hines explain his techniques above, and if you want even more Paint inspiration, watch the artist’s full 15-hour process below.
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