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The "MSPaint an album cover" thread v. noughties throwback
« on: December 20, 2017, 07:34:43 AM »
So, we haven't had a photoshop/creative thread for a while. So I am resurrecting an idea from the old DT.net/DTF.com days where in we paint an album cover using MSPaint or one of the various clones available for Unix-like OSs (minus the band/album name of course). The others then try to guess your entries based on your artistic skills or lack thereof. Don't cheat by using a better drawing software, the whole point is the tool set should be limited (NO PHOTOSHOP!).

There are no prizes for a correct guess other than a sense of accomplishment and my approval at a job well done. This was loads of fun in the past, so hopefully we get quite a few participants.

Here's a few old ones I found in my photobucket to get us started.






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Re: The "MSPaint an album cover" thread v. noughties throwback
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2017, 08:02:17 AM »
Yess. I was about to say my avatar came from one of these, until I realized my avatar somehow disappeared. Halp.
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Re: The "MSPaint an album cover" thread v. noughties throwback
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2017, 08:15:12 AM »
That last one is Ayreon - Human Equation. No idea about the other 2.
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Re: The "MSPaint an album cover" thread v. noughties throwback
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2017, 08:18:15 AM »
The second one looks like 'V' by Spock's Beard.

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« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2017, 08:23:17 AM »
Oh right, in my avatar shock I forgot we were actually guessing :lol.. those were the two I knew. Dammit.
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Re: The "MSPaint an album cover" thread v. noughties throwback
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2017, 08:38:37 AM »
The first one looks like a Meshuggah album cover.

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« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2017, 08:41:30 AM »
The first one looks like a Meshuggah album cover.

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Re: The "MSPaint an album cover" thread v. noughties throwback
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2017, 09:45:45 AM »
All correct! :)

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Re: The "MSPaint an album cover" thread v. noughties throwback
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2017, 10:16:12 AM »
Alright, here are a few probably obvious ones to get it going (without band/album name placement):









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« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2017, 10:24:57 AM »
Top one is Deadwing
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« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2017, 10:26:02 AM »
The second one looks like a moster from day of the tentacle  :P
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« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2017, 10:27:25 AM »
Top one is Deadwing

It is! :tup

The second one looks like a moster from day of the tentacle  :P

The second one is probably going to be the most difficult.

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« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2017, 10:30:16 AM »
Third is Lunatic Soul?
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« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2017, 10:31:17 AM »
Third is Lunatic Soul?

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« Reply #14 on: December 20, 2017, 10:51:17 AM »
I just happened to see the cover for Anathema's Judgement album RIGHT AFTER I looked at this thread... pretty sure that's what the second cover is supposed to be...

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« Reply #15 on: December 20, 2017, 11:33:34 AM »
I just happened to see the cover for Anathema's Judgement album RIGHT AFTER I looked at this thread... pretty sure that's what the second cover is supposed to be...

Yes indeed. :lol

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« Reply #16 on: December 20, 2017, 11:50:54 AM »
This is not a judgement on that drawing because I suck so much at art, but there's no way I would have guessed that  :lol
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« Reply #17 on: December 20, 2017, 11:55:58 AM »
This is not a judgement on that drawing because I suck so much at art, but there's no way I would have guessed that  :lol

I mean you can judge all you want because I know full well this drawing was awful :lol

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Re: The "MSPaint an album cover" thread v. noughties throwback
« Reply #18 on: December 20, 2017, 11:57:18 AM »
Well, I was going to guess that it was "A Squid Life," by SpongeBob Squarepants and Friends, so...   :dunno:
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Re: The "MSPaint an album cover" thread v. noughties throwback
« Reply #19 on: December 20, 2017, 05:40:20 PM »


"I said to Nigel Tufnel, 'The door is open if you want to do anything on this record,' but it turns out Nigel has a phobia about doors." /Derek Smalls

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« Reply #20 on: December 20, 2017, 07:41:57 PM »
Top one is Soilwork - Stabbing the Drama.

Funny thing, I was just thinking about something like this a couple weeks ago.  There was a thread like this started on another old DT/MP website which is apparently unmentionable here, and some of the work that was done there was incredible.  Several peeps much more artistically talented than I.  Glad to see its reincarnation!

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« Reply #21 on: December 21, 2017, 12:17:03 AM »
2nd one is Free OSI.

Nice thread ressurection. I remember these and loved them.
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« Reply #22 on: December 21, 2017, 12:49:14 AM »
dtf.org MSPaint threads never fail to deliver. Keep it up guys.
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« Reply #23 on: December 21, 2017, 01:39:07 AM »
"I said to Nigel Tufnel, 'The door is open if you want to do anything on this record,' but it turns out Nigel has a phobia about doors." /Derek Smalls

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Re: The "MSPaint an album cover" thread v. noughties throwback
« Reply #24 on: December 21, 2017, 01:47:42 AM »
Okay, I'm not an artist by any means, but this looked like fun so I figured I'd join in.


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« Reply #26 on: December 21, 2017, 05:38:56 AM »
^ God damnit, I know I've seen that somewhere  before but I can't remember.   :facepalm:

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Re: The "MSPaint an album cover" thread v. noughties throwback
« Reply #27 on: December 21, 2017, 06:02:55 AM »
Okay, I'm not an artist by any means, but this looked like fun so I figured I'd join in.



I thought this could be a Jordan Rudess album but it's not. I still feel like I should know this one though
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« Reply #28 on: December 21, 2017, 06:30:10 AM »
That OSI one is really good haha. I knew exactly what it was right away.

I have no idea on these new ones.

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« Reply #29 on: December 21, 2017, 06:54:13 AM »
Magnification by Yes.

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« Reply #30 on: December 21, 2017, 07:16:24 AM »
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Re: The "MSPaint an album cover" thread v. noughties throwback
« Reply #32 on: December 21, 2017, 09:06:22 AM »
Okay, I'm not an artist by any means, but this looked like fun so I figured I'd join in.



I have no idea what album that is.  But as for you not being an artist, just SHUT UP!  That is a really good drawing, especially for such a primitive drawing program.
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« Reply #33 on: December 21, 2017, 11:52:26 AM »
Three more not-masterpieces, and these should be easier than the last batch:






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« Reply #34 on: December 21, 2017, 12:00:50 PM »
And you may ask yourself, "How do I work this?"