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Pat used Paint for this portrait of a friend’s baby

Click Art! 10 computer masterpieces you won't believe were made in MS Paint

Matilda Long

It’s known as being the go-to tool for clumsy doodles and childlike scribbles, but it turns out Microsoft Paint can actually be used to create incredible works of art.

The internet went into mourning on Monday as news spread that the programme was being discontinued.

But today Microsoft confirmed that it will continue to offer Paint through the Windows Store – though it won’t included on Windows 10 by default.

This will be music to the ears of US illustrator Pat Hines, who uses the programme for his artistic creations.

He has used the software to create beautiful illustrations for an e-book, as well as producing intricate portraits and incredibly detailed landscape drawings.

Pat says he uses the old-school programme because he ‘sucks’ at using Adobe Photoshop.

But that doesn’t mean his method is easy. He told the BBC: ‘I wouldn’t say it’s easy, it definitely takes quite a while. It could take upwards of 20 hours for just one piece.’

These are some of his astonishing creations.

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