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…
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.