Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator are among the go-to programs for most people whenever they need to illustrate something but for artist Pat Hines, he chose to illustrate his e-book using Microsoft Paint because that is where he is really good at.
His self-published novel, Camp Redblood And The Essential Revenge, is about a summer camp set in 1980s but it is not like any other camp, it is surrounded by ghosts and monsters and “filled with goofy campers and counselors, where the teenagers are always trying to get drunk or laid…”
For over 10 years, Hines perfected the use of Microsoft Paint while working night shifts at a hospital reception desk. His illustrations prove that sometimes, you need to stick with what you know best.
A lot of people were amazed by his illustrations; some doubted whether these are really created in Microsoft Paint. In response, he asked people to zoom in on his images or visit his Deviantart page where he showed the step-by-step photos of these being created.
The story of Hines’ determination shows that if you are determined in learning something and eager to learn a new skill, it can lead you to something amazing.