If you are of a certain generation, you remember MS Paint with a mix of nostalgia, fondness, and serious frustration. Like much of the software released in the late 1980s, the tools are so basic and awkward that it is difficult to create anything in MS Paint that even approaches decent.
Amazingly, MS Paint is the preferred medium of 97-year-old artist Hal Lasko. Working exclusively within MS Paint, Lasko creates incredibly intricate and masterfully done “paint-ings.” To say his artwork requires a high level of patience is an understatement. Watch his story in this touching film directed by Josh Bogdan and Ryan Lasko. You can find more of Hal Lasko’s work on his website: hallasko.com.