12.02.15 by Jeff

Drawings by Artist Miranda Lorikeet Using MS Paint


Drawings of a contemplative nude lady, by Australian HR assistant and artist Miranda Lorikeet, created with MS Paint. More below.

















Miranda Lorikeet on Tumblr

Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.

  • So I’m not the only one who still likes to poke around in MS Paint?! ;)

  • Wow the use of colour & composition in these is amazing! Didn’t know you could make gradients in Paint, but it’s been so long since I used it I probably wouldn’t remember anyway… :p

    • eawesterhuis

      I never knew about the gradients either. I remember in the early days, brown was made up of a mix of yellow, white, and red pixels. Once you paint bucketed a section, you could never undo it, because it no longer was a solid colour. I remember being so excited when real non-mixed colours came out. Gradients must have come later.

  • Pitra212121

    I love these so much.

  • zouassi

    These are fantastic. I love the falling rose and sailing on a piece of the sun.


  • Andrew Campbell

    Your drawings are very cool. I love the simplicity of the figures. It makes for a very calming and pleasurable view. Also, your use of contrasting colors truly makes the piece pop. I’ve never seen anyone fade the backgrounds like you have. It is a great method! my favorite image is the woman sitting on a blue ridge. The contrasting blue against the red and pink is grand!

22.05.17 by Jeff

Booooooom TV Guide

Lots of new videos to check out on our video platform, Booooooom TV, and be sure to check out all our director interviews in the feature section. Here’s a few to check out this week:


1 – Watch: “Coeur Croisé” – The art direction in this is A+.

2 – Watch: “Disillusionment of 10 Point Font” – One of our favs this year!

3 – Watch: “Orion” – not exactly sure how they created this effect.

4 – Watch: “Hills Beyond a River” – a mesmerizing journey through a city.

5 – Watch: “A Continuous Shape” – lovely portrait of a stone carver.



22.05.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Justin Bauer

A selection of artwork and images by Los Angeles-based Justin Bauer. More work below.

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22.05.17 by Jeff

Vancouver-Based OURO Collective Present “Tangent”

Last week we shot some rehearsal footage of our friends, Vancouver-based dance collective OURO, as they prepared for their first full-length show, “Tangent”. The group has spent the past year exploring movements from each member’s diverse dance background to create a story. Their unique voice is a combination of street and contemporary dance twisted into a language all its own.

For this show they’ve also collaborated with Vancouver artist Kutcorners to create original music inspired by their movements. You can listen to Tangent HERE or on iTunes and it’ll be released on Spotify shortly!

We are proud to be a media partner for OURO’s two performances this week at Orpheum’s Annex theatre (May 25th/26th). If you live in Vancouver come check it out! Their work is fun, accessible and inspiring, regardless of your knowledge of dance. There are only two performances and tickets are going fast (previous shows on Granville Island sold out completely).

Tickets: Get your tickets HERE.


OURO Collective Website

OURO Collective on Instagram



22.05.17 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Erik Svetoft

Drawings by illustrator Erik Svetoft. More images below.

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22.05.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Grace Milk

A selection of work by artist Grace Milk, originally from California and Hawaii, now based in New York. More images below.

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