Garden drawn in Excel ! + artist Tatsuo Horiuchi

Excel Screen ShotToday’s DT Corner Garden, Turiff. I found this little oasis of colour in streetview a few blocks from the church drawn yesterday. Somehow today, I came upon the artist shown below who creates wow! pictures using Microsoft Excelof all things. His work was so brilliant, ( see below ) that I had to try it for myself. As you can see, it is do-able if you have the patience and time to compose the picture – might be interesting for a serious work some time. This little composition took me maybe 3 hours today.

This is what I worked with from  Google:Corner Garden

( ALL of my drawings in January, are from Google streetview of a town called Turiff, in Scotland. )

horiuchi-tatsuo-ph1_px420Today’s Artist. Tatsuo Horiuchi.  This artist uses Excel and creates wonderful pictures. He won the annual contest for creating said pictures in 2013, I believe.

( Yes, there is one ).

Read about it his work and see several examples here:

Technical Notes on how to do this in Excel…

Here is an article on actually doing this kind of thing. In the article above are links to two of Mr Horiuchi’s spreadsheet drawings which you can download and deconstruct etc. for yourself, once you know what’s what.

This screenshot below shows you how to get started . Insert… Picture… Autoshape… Lines… Scribble. I mostly used the squiggle button of the 6 provided, to get a tool for drawing freeform shapes – just be sure they are closed shapes and you are on your way to set up colours, distortions etc…


About thompsondavid

Artist, Italophile, happily retired software person. I read widely and am constantly finding wonderful things to discover and share. BA in English Literature, Masters in Library Science.
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2 Responses to Garden drawn in Excel ! + artist Tatsuo Horiuchi

  1. umesh kaul says:

    Thanks Mr. Thomson for sharing the wonderful creation[in excel]. It was something new… and interesting. Have seen other art forms in Ms Excel but this was beyond my imagination!!


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