30 Geeky Artworks Created Using Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel, my boss loves it, I hate it to bits. It’s deadly effective as a tool to organize data, but it’s overwhelmingly boring as well. Honestly, what can I do with Microsoft Excel? Previously, there was only Microsoft Paint and heck, Minesweeper in my Windows 98 work computer. It wasn’t until I surfed the web with IE6 that I stumbled upon the realization that you can actually use Microsoft Excel to draw!

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(Image Source: oscarit07)

In today’s post, I would like to showcase to you 30 seriously geeky yet excellent artworks created with Microsoft Excel, i.e. the results of my role as a professional procrastinator. Some of them are games, that work! I hope you will enjoy them as much as I did, and do. Sorry boss.

Megaman X. Looking at this realistic piece, Megaman X’s soundtrack has started playing in my mind. (Image Source: Sakumoti)

megaman x

Megaman Excel. In case you want more Megaman X awesomeness in Excel, here is another one for you! Besides, there are also other nice Megaman sprites like this, this, and this. (Image Source: synbios16)

megaman excel

Robo Battle. Megaman X vs. Iron Man, making their debut on the Excel platform! Thanks donkeykonggod for this very cool artwork. (Image Source: donkeykonggod)

robo battle

Sonic & Knickles. Love the color scheme as it makes the art look like a modern retro game! (Image Source: Jim Silverman)

sonic and knickles

Gaming Life. If you didn’t play these before, you still have a childhood, you just missed all the good parts, that’s all. (Image Source: synbios16)

gaming life

Final Fantasy. RPG gamers will surely know these figures! (Image Source: Jim Silverman)

final fantasy

Laharl. The cute evil king Laharl in Excel! I must say the shading is really impressive, probably the best pixel Laharl I have seen so far. Well done CrowKuroa. (Image Source: CrowKuroa)

laharl

Zelda Link. How much detail can an artist go into with Excel? Apparently, this much. (Image Source: ignite25)

zelda link

Roxas. A character from the Kingdom Heart series. Only a skilled artist like ignite25 could achieve this. (Image Source: ignite25)

roxas

Gundam Excel. “I was proctoring finals with nothing to do except watch students, so I decided to give it a try. This image took about 4 hours to do.” (Image Source: Klunker-Decepticon)

gundam excel

Kos-Mos. “Around 7 hours of ‘work’ here. Now all I have to do is explain this is why the time reports aren’t filled out and completed.” (Image Source: Klunker-Decepticon)

kos-mos

Pikachu. A wild Pikachu appears in Excel! Get another cute one here. (Image Source: CrowKuroa)

pikachu

Jolteon. I choose you, Jolteon! Besides this charming one, you can also get to view Charmander, Squirtle, Haunter, Cyndaquil and Blaziken! (Image Source: CrowKuroa)

jolteon

Dialga. Think that only a small Pokémon could exist in the Excel and you’re wrong. Introducing the giant Dialga in Microsoft Excel. (Image Source: thetokomitsu)

dialga

Giratina. I must admit it, thetokomitsu is the professional. (Image Source: thetokomitsu)

giratina

Pokémon Yellow. And here you are, 151 Pokémons in Excel! thetokomitsu you are my hero. (Image Source: thetokomitsu)

pokemon yellow

Sex Bob-Omb. It’s the Sex Bob-Omb from Scott Pilgrim vs. the World! Must have taken a lot of planning and hard work though, otherwise it won’t be this awesome! (Image Source: ignite25)

sex bob-omb

Nyan Cat. How could we miss the Nyan Cat if we are talking about the pixel art? It just exists everywhere, including Excel! (Image Source: oscarit07)

nyan cat

Me Gusta. So much win! (Image Source: thetokomitsu)

me gusta

Space Invaders. Don’t miss the classic Space Invaders! They are like Nyan Cat, invading every form of art and Excel is not an exception. (Image Source: douglas)

space invaders

Megaman II. Megaman II is absolutely one of the more classic retro games, and this epic deviant named Serraxor has just reproduced its logo and a complete walk cycle sprite of the Megaman in the Excel! (Image Source: Serraxor)

megaman ii

Bionic Commando. What could be more cool than seeing the Bionic Commando logo in Microsoft Excel? (Image Source: Serraxor)

bionic commando

Gundam. No, Excel is not for pixel drawing only, it could also be used to draw something epic like this, and here is the proof! (Image Source: shukei20)

gundam

X-Wing Fighter. Proudly presenting the realistic X-Wing Fighter illustrated by shukei20! And don’t forget the retro warp text from the Microsoft Office! (Image Source: shukei20)

x-wing fighter

Darth Vader. Be sure to check out how this Darth Vader invades Excel with this video! (Image Source: shukei20)

darth vader

Monalisa. Looks impossible huh? Don’t get cheated, it’s actually generated by a plugin named ExcelArt, which you can get it from the source link. (Image Source: boydevlin software)

monalisa

Avatar. Another piece generated by the plugin, now you can impress or cheat anyone with it! (Image Source: labnol)

avatar

Super Mario World. Super Mario World revived in Excel! I never thought I would meet Mario again in Excel. Also check out the site for more classic games! (Image Source: GamesExcel)

super mario world

Sonic Excel. If you think the Excel is just for slow games, check out Sonic on Excel. Heck, it’s even as smooth as the console version! (Image Source: GamesExcel)

sonic excel

Paccy Man. Introducing Paccy Man for Excel. Kill boredom even if you’re on Windows 98. (Image Source: Excel Game)

paccy man

Reflection

The concept in these fan art on Excel is just to color the cells in the right order. But when you start making an illustration from scratch, the workload will really freak you out! There is a lot of potential things you can do with Microsoft Excel. With the right knowledge of programming, one can even animate the artworks, and make a game out of it! Know your way around Microsoft Excel well enough to make your own artwork, animation or games? Show us what you’ve got or share with us amazing artwork that you have encountered before. Plenty of space in the comments section for everyone.

Author:

Alvaris is a web designer, developer and staff writer for Hongkiat.com.

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