Ah, MS Paint. To many, it's an outlet for horrible art, parodies, and quick in-joke creations for their favorite subreddits. But for some, MS Paint is an actual tool for stunning and detailed artwork. A quick google search may turn up a good deal of memes, but every once in a while, one stumbles across a diamond in the rough. So, Pilots, I brought you a bunch of pixelly diamonds. Get something ready to catch your jaw.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows by Patrick Hines
Patrick Hines is an incredible artist who has created some of the smoothest MS Paint drawings I've ever seen. Here, he shares an integral scene from the Harry Potter series.
Luke Skywalker by sonofjay
As someone who's on a personal mission to re-read the entire Expanded Universe before VII premieres (I know, I know, the EU isn't canon anymore) it's always refreshing to see Luke Skywalker's face, and this artist completely nailed Hamill's visage. A+!
Captain America by Reddit User Haneytime
Haneytime's rendition of Steve Rogers took over four hours to create, and it looks awesome. I love the details of folds on his collar, and the very Chris Evans profile.
Lt. Dan by Patrick Hines
Another one by Hines, but I couldn't resist. Lt. Dan was an incredible character, and this scene was one of my favorites. I love how you can see Forrest flapping around below as Lt. Dan shows the sky who's boss.
Rorschach by darknight7
Taking a scene straight out of the movie, darknight7 creates a great headshot of Rorschach from Watchmen in this piece.
Donatello and Michaelangelo by Jason Inge
Jason Inge doesn't seem to have an online gallery of his own (if you stumble across it, feel free to leave me the link in the comments) but his buddy, Nathan, can't stop sharing Jason's amazing art - and for good reason! If you think this is impressive, check out more of his work here.
The Blues Brothers by DJCoulz
DJCoulz brings the cool back to MS Paint with his rendition of a famous Blues Brothers promotional shot.
Personally, I love it when fan artists start experiencing with different and non-conventional mediums, so the rise of MS Paint art over the past few years has been great to watch. The things you can do with the bare bones of an art program are incredible!