When exchanging comments about the Inspirations contest, I found out that our dear helpdesk admin +amolerouth
is a fan of ASCII art. That gave me the idea of asciifying her dragon character with the wiffle bat (which you can see in her avatar and Deviant ID). Some months passed and I decided that I'd take on this project. I found out that the character
was originally made by * renonevada
, as a part of his Deviant Pokémons. It made the project seem even funnier, since I have drawn some 120 ASCII Pokémons
So here's the result, submitted with the permission of *renonevada
. It's almost a straight depiction of the original character, because I don't have the skills to render such characters in different positions. And the wiffle bat had to stay, though I shortened it a bit. I'm quite happy with the piece, though some of the limbs look a bit weird. The eyes were definitely the hardest part, the original character has anime-like eyes with long lashes and I didn't have much resolution - and the eyes weren't parallel, so it wasn't possible to make them symmetric. Taking that into consideration they seem ok now. The lettering is the same I designed for Osmi ASCII for `gas13
, with slight modifications.