"Jim", a self-portrait by Jim Hood, is one of the most accomplished microscreens we've seen to date. To produce the drawing, a slide was projected onto the TV screen and traced. Embellishments were made with Micro-Painter. This is Jim's second published microscreen.
"Greece", by Chyrene Pendleton, constitutes another second appearance in Microscreens. This stark but evocative scene was also executed with Micro-Painter.
"Ancient Civilization", by Edward Bever, was also drawn with Micro-Painter. Edward submitted a series of eight sketches that show the picture's developmental path. The background was laid down first, then details were added. Edward also writes product reviews for ANTIC.
Make art with your Atari!
Create a microscreen with your Atari computer and see it published in ANTIC! Many techniques exist, including the use of commercial products such as Micro-Painter, Graphic Master, PAINT, Fun With Art, and Drawit.* Or you may want to use Keystroke Artist, a graphics utility program that appeared in the August 1983 issue of ANTIC. Send your creations to Microscreens, care of ANTIC, on disk, and accompany them with loading instructions and a short biographical note of yourself. Good luck!
*Micro-Painter and Graphic Master are products of DtaSoft, 9421 Winnetka Ave., Chatsworth, CA 91311. PAINT is a product of ATARI, Inc. Fun With Art is a product of Epyx, 1043 Kiel Court, Sunnyvale, CA 94089. Drawit is a product of APX (Atari Program Exchange), P.O. Box 3705, Santa Clara, CA 95055.