Saturday, January 01, 2011


It's no secret that I'm a dud with imaging software. Soon after I was contracted for my first professional cartooning assignment, I spent two hours on Photoshop trying to figure out how to draw a frikkin' box with rounded edges.

I told myself to stop dreaming, and came back to the more realistic and reliable world of MS Paint and MS Powerpoint - a combination that has served me well and faithfully, like the Flower brothers have for Zimbabwe cricket (hence explaining why, after they retired, Zim cricket was fucked - because it was deflowered. Teehee)

Okay, moving on.

What I did manage to accomplish, however, was a fair amount of proficiency in MS Paint. Nothing that will be hung in galleries, or even on the house fridge, I reckon. But still.

I've had a bit of fun putting some images together, and here they are for your viewing pleasure (if that's the right word).

Warning: Many of them are Twitter-based. So if you're here from that universe, you'll understand most of them.

This was made for a friend, Arati.

For dear ol' ABVan's artistic side.

If Sidin's book had taken a mildly Star Warsesque turn.

For a friend on Friendship day.

From Iron Maiden (no, really) on Onam day to all Mallus.

And by Pink Floyd on, well...

What if one of India's best bloggers were an intern in Dilbert's office? We'd get @Krishasok, of course.

 And if he were a Hindi film superhero?

What if a quartet of Amits released a legendary 60s album?

And lastly, coming back to Floyd, what if their 9th album had been released in the Facebook era?

Clearly, I have too much free time on my hands.

Happy new year, people.


Swaminathan.J said...

Excellent post with interesting MS Paint creations. Krish Ashok part is hilarious.

Deepak Gopalakrishnan said...

Thanks, Swami. Have a great 2011!

P@ul@mi said...

awesome awesome

Eternal Child said...

And I have made an appearance (or should i say re-appearance, since its an old appearance) AGAIN!!


Thanks chucky! :P

Vinisha said...

oil Painting

vishesh said...

well not bad considering you used paint..:P

The Mudd said...

Brilliance man !.. Enjoyed it.

Deepak Gopalakrishnan said...

Thanks, guys!

@Vishesh: 'considering'? What are you the sayings! MS Paint is the shit!