用Excel描绘的日本乡村生活

15年来,日本艺术家堀内Tatsuo Horiuchi用最不可思议的工具——微软Excel——描绘了山、樱花和茂密森林的微妙细节。这位77岁的插画家不愿为昂贵的绘画用品、甚至是电脑的一个基本绘图程序付费,他说,他更喜欢Excel,甚至胜过微软的Paint,因为它“功能更多,更容易使用”。堀江贵文主要使用为图形和简单形状开发的简单矢量绘图工具,描绘了日本乡村生活的全景。

For over 15 years, Japanese artist Tatsuo Horiuchi has rendered the subtle details of mountains, cherry blossoms, and dense forests with the most unlikely tool: Microsoft Excel. The 77-year-old illustrator shunned the idea of paying for expensive painting supplies or even a basic drawing program for his computer, saying that he prefers Excel even over Microsoft Paint because it has “more functions and is easier to use.Using simple vector drawing tools developed primarily for graphs and simple shapes, Horiuchi instead draws panoramic scenes of life in rural Japan.Great Big Story recently visited Horiuchi at his home for a brief interview and a behind-the-scenes look at how he works in the video above. If you’re even slightly skeptical, here’s two of his earlier Excel artworks you can download and explore yourself:— Cherry Blossoms at Jogo Castle (2006)— Kegon Falls (2007)You can explore more of Horiuchi’s Excel drawings on his website and at Spoon & Tamago.