Computers have only really become a widely accepted medium for art within the last twenty years, and in the field of movies and animation, most people couldn‘t live without it. It has made editing a much easier and faster process, and has completely revolutionized the way animation is created. There are many digital artists appearing more and more often that use various computer programs to help them to create their art work, and people are now trying to push the envelope on what programs can actually be used to create viable pieces of art.
Microsoft Excel, and other spreadsheet programs, are becoming more and more popular to create pictures. These programs have become more popular primarily due to their being on just about every computer out there. They are readily available, and fairly cheap, all things considering. They also don‘t require much computer knowledge to operate, and even less artistic skill to use. So how exactly are people using this program to create a masterpiece? Simple; it‘s all about choosing the right colors and filling in the boxes. Just print out a color copy of what you want to make, draw a grid on the paper, and fill in the corresponding spreadsheet box with the appropriate color. It‘s kind of like a paint-by-number. Most people aren‘t creating new works, they are re-creating more famous ones.