Anime-Style Illustrations Created In Microsoft Excel

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Game scenario director Hiroo Otsubo has an interesting work process: he creates anime-style art in Excel.

According to Otsubo, he can do a drawing in about four to five hours.


If that sounds incredibly difficult, just look at how they’re put together in Excel. (This clip from another artist should shed light on how drawing in this Microsoft program works.)


The tweet below reads:

Amateur: “Which drawing software do you recommend?”

Crazy Man: “Excel.”


Previously, Kotaku profiled a 70-something year-old man who also created art in Excel. It’s a thing!

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