Cursor Key Art
By Calum on Jul 26, 2004
Was doing a bit of reminiscing on the excellent World of Spectrum site last night when what should I come across but a competition in the April 1986 edition of Your Sinclair magazine that rang a few bells... and here's why. When you think that all the pictures on that page (and this one) were pretty much drawn with the cursor keys (and a copy of the excellent Art Studio, natch) on a 256x192 screen, they've stood the test of time pretty well, really.
I won an AMX Mouse for my troubles... it never worked properly, and Art Studio was about the only program that supported it anyway-- The Artist and The Writer from Softechnics being the only others, I think. But it looked cool (I got a sleek pale grey one with red buttons, rather than the original black/orange ones), and I was the talk of my school for, oh, a day or so.