If someone made their art illustration by using Photoshop or Illustrator, that’s clearly normal and realistic. But for some artist in Japan they prefer the hard way, or probably for them it is the best way.

Tatsuo Horiuchii is an Excel Artist. Not only a technical expert on it, his artistic sense has also been highly valued, and received a lot of prizes from Auto-shape contests.

The drawing tool he uses is Microsoft Excel. A software that was only developed for calculating numbers has turned into an essential software to produce magnificent Japanese traditional art.

Learning to become an Excel Artist is never too late. Horiuchi learned to use a computer when he was 60 years old. With some steady effort of learning new technology and good sense in art, he managed to cross barriers of what a calculating software can do in its best.

By - grape Japan editorial staff.