Non-Existent - An ASCII/ANSI contestI've held two ASCII art contests in the past and there have been plenty of interesting entries, but this time the contest will be bigger and also accept ANSI entries. Even if you have never made ASCII art before, I encourage you to participate. Take the contest as a challenge and don't think you don't stand a chance. The winners of my first ASCII contest hardly had any previous experience with ASCII art.Non-Existent - An ASCII/ANSI contest8 years ago in Art Features More Like This
So what are these ASCII and ANSI things?
Basically, ASCII art is the kind of text art you could create in Notepad or in a typewriter. The characters are equally wide and spaced, as if they were placed in an invisible grid. ASCII can be colored, but it is usually in black and white.
ASCII art on DeviantART
ANSI art is a very specific artform, heavily relying on its restricted medium, the ANSI
Text Art: ASCII and ANSIIt seems that there's some kind of confusion about the subcategory of Text Art Gallery especially ASCII and ANSI, which can be seen from how many miscats found in both galleries. With that being said, I'll try to offer my help in shedding some light regarding our previously mentioned friends.Text Art: ASCII and ANSI7 years ago in Art Features More Like This
So, what is ASCII art?
Basically, you can call your work an ASCII art when you use printable ASCII characters to form a visible picture. What is "printable ASCII characters" you say?
Those are the printable ASCII characters.
Some nice examples of works that belong in the ASCII art are:
What about ANSI art?
It is similar to ASCII art, but constructed from a larger set of letters, numbers, and symbols. ANSI art is considerably more flexible than ASCII art, because the particular character set it uses contains symbols intended for drawing, such as a wide variety of box-drawing characters and
Geek: ASCII/ANSI: They're actually art work!Scary abbreviations aren't they? They look like some sort of weird internet protocol! They're not! They're all about text art! And you can get in on this with a little bit of creativity.Geek: ASCII/ANSI: They're actually art work!7 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Long ago in a time far away the internet was being born. The creators developed wonderful worlds for you to explore with gadgets that would seem ancient in the current sense. You see, back in the day, in the 1980's the internet was being adapted to home use slowly. They didn't have Internet Explorer and they certainly didn't have Firefox. All they had was text based applications that utilized phone lines.
ASCII art was born in this day in age. It required artists to toss aside their pencils and paint brushes. They had to embrace the keyboard.
ASCII is the standard that makes all keyboards work the same way. When you type Q and I type Q it looks the same way. This is where the artists come in:
Back in the day due to memory restrictions all letters in a font had to be the same width and height. That allo