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87-Year-Old Grandma Uses Microsoft Paint In A Way That Would Probably Surprise Even Its Developers
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87-Year-Old Grandma Spends Weeks Creating Art With MS Paint, And The Results Will Surprise You

Some grandmas spend their time in the garden, some knit, but 87-year-old Concha Garcia Zaera enjoys a hobby that’s rather unusually among her friends. She draws. Using only MS Paint. She discovered the program after her children gave her a computer, and she hasn’t looked back ever since.

“My husband fell ill and I had to take care of him, so I couldn’t go out very often,” Zaera told El Mundo. “I began painting little things: first, a house, the next day I’d add a mountain… Step by step, I was adding details, and in the end, the result was a very pretty thing.”

“I have no imagination at all, so I get inspiration from the postcards that my husband used to send me or drawings that I find and like.” According to Vanguardia,  Zaera spends about two weeks on one piece and focuses intensely on the details.

Zaera used to post her masterpieces on Facebook, but one of her granddaughters suggested that she should use Instagram instead. On March 9, she had about 300 followers. As of this post, more than 108,000 people are following the humble artist. “I do not understand very well why my drawings draw so much attention, I think they are very simple things.”

More info: Instagram (h/t mashable)

87-year-old Concha Garcia Zaera enjoys a hobby that’s rather unusually among her friends

She creates incredibly intricate drawings using only MS Paint

“My husband fell ill and I had to take care of him, so I couldn’t go out very often”

She discovered the program after her children gave her a computer, and she hasn’t looked back ever since

“I began painting little things: first, a house, the next day I’d add a mountain…”

“Step by step, I was adding details, and in the end, the result was a very pretty thing”

“I have no imagination at all”

“I get inspiration from the postcards that my husband used to send me or drawings that I find and like”

Zaera spends about two weeks on one piece and focuses intensely on the details

One of her granddaughters suggested that she should post her artworks on Instagram

On March 9, she had about 300 followers. As of this post, more than 108,000 people are following the humble artist

“I do not understand very well why my drawings draw so much attention”

“I think they are very simple things”

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stellermatt
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4 years ago

"I have no imagination at all" ?! you've taken a basic, almost joke of a design package and created actual art, your stuff's incredible.

Claudia Machado
Community Member
4 years ago

She says that because she needs to look at a reference picture. She has the talent but she can't just imagine a scene and draw it.

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Salon de Simone
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4 years ago

No matter what medium, if you have the talent it will truly show in your creations. Simply marvelous! <3

mulk
Community Member
4 years ago

It remind me old school games, like "zak mckracken", "day of tentacle", "king quest"...

Matthew Hyder
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4 years ago

That's what I was thinking! XD Would't it be funny if they were actually drawn by old ladies using MS paint? :p

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stellermatt
Community Member
4 years ago

"I have no imagination at all" ?! you've taken a basic, almost joke of a design package and created actual art, your stuff's incredible.

Claudia Machado
Community Member
4 years ago

She says that because she needs to look at a reference picture. She has the talent but she can't just imagine a scene and draw it.

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Salon de Simone
Community Member
4 years ago

No matter what medium, if you have the talent it will truly show in your creations. Simply marvelous! <3

mulk
Community Member
4 years ago

It remind me old school games, like "zak mckracken", "day of tentacle", "king quest"...

Matthew Hyder
Community Member
4 years ago

That's what I was thinking! XD Would't it be funny if they were actually drawn by old ladies using MS paint? :p

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