My Graphic Art from the 90s

I recently found the first computer art I ever created. At my parent’s house I found print outs of my artwork. I really wish I still had the originals, but these will have to do.

These gems were done in the late 90s in my High School Computer Art class. They were done on a Macintosh Performa. The software I used was AppleWorks Paint program, which was a slightly more advanced version of MacPaint. Every one of the pixels was hand drawn. Sometimes I would use the spray paint can to texture things. But for the most part, I zoomed in and colored a pixel at a time. This stuff looks terrible, but this was a years worth of work and I was damn proud of it.

Most importantly, this was my first real introduction to Graphic Art. This artwork inspired me to get a bootleg copy of Photoshop from a guy I waited tables with during my senior year of High School. From there, I learned a lot more by experimentation at home. Eventually, I would go to tech school for Web Design and take my first gig in the industry as a Web/Graphic Designer. Only after becoming frustrated with Developers would I learn to program, myself. Today, I mainly program, but I am thinking, its time to get back to some artwork again.

Without further ado, I present, my Graphic Art from the 90′s…


Prowling Leopard


Prowling Leopard in the Jungle


Waffle Cone


Slice of Pie


Crushed Diet Pepsi


Rally Car

Well, there you have it. The first computer art I ever created. Terrible, but it started me on the path to where I am Today. I have focused my creativity into programming in the last 10 years, but maybe the graphic artist in me will make a come back. I have to say, I have been really enjoying Jenn Schiffer’s http://make8bitart.com/ lately. Keep an eye out for some more artwork from me.

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