Tuesday, 31 July 2012


Gatling like a sir!

As you may or may not know, making Paint Stick Wars is hard work. (yes it is)
It takes hours of pixel by pixel drawing to complete a scene, not to mention the complex thought process involved in orchestrating a well balanced battle! (Seriously, someone should give me a medal for this!)

You should also to take into account the limitations of MS Paint when making a stick war scene.
For example:
  • You cant properly cut out segments as you would in Photoshop or Illustrator.
  • You cant freely rotate segments as you would in Photoshop or Illustrator.
  • Basically you cant do a whole shitload of things you would like to be able to do.
  • Also, you can't really use too much diagonal lines, it creates too much jagged edges and is just confusing.

After some experimenting (in MS Paint!), I started noticing I had developed some tips and tricks to make my life easier. (Just compare one of my earlier works (War 2.0) with one of my latest (Loading bay breachand youll see what I mean.)

Anyway Ive decided (really just now, typing this text which had no apparent purpose af first) to create a tutorial for Paint Stick Wars in MS Paint!
Isnt that great news?

Weren’t you waiting for just that?!

Now, put your pants back on and sit back down!

Seriously, sit down...

Im currently still working on two other PSWs: a 3D Western scene (preview) and a 2D Zombie underground apocalypse style scene, so the tutorial will have to wait for a few weeks.

Until then, watch out for the next Paint Stick War!

Spread the wars.



  1. Dude, your stuff is awesome. I can't wait until the Western battle. Is it going to be realistic or slightly steampunk-y?

  2. Thx Dovahgiinge!
    Always nice to know ppl appreciate the hard work.

    The Western battle will be more realistic than steampunk-y, but it's a good suggestion! It does have some steampower tho :-)
    I'm working two PSW's, so keep checking the blog! Or join us on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Paint-Stick-Wars/234679769966973