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::GIII. SixteenColors.NET by taintedxl ::GIII. SixteenColors.NET by taintedxl
textmode graphic art for [link]

tools used : pablodraw (xp application) / aciddraw (dos touchups)

my latest official ansi release, its been two years prior to this since i last dabbled in the medium -

and for those of you who are unaware, ansi , alike ascii are mediums based on the standard DOS character set of back in the good old bbs (bulletin board system) days - with a 16 color limitation. Ansi was used as a promotional tool for all kinds of computer related material of that era, as large and indepth as the underground art scene was in its prime (lasted over 10 years beleive it or not) its days are numbered down to a few diehard fans such as myself who still to this day find time to dabble in such a basic yet complex medium.

for any of you who might be interested in trying your hand at such a sport, you can find a windows ansi editor @ the following link
[link] (dl pabloDRAW)
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Given 2004-09-20
::GIII. SixteenColors.NET by ~taintedxl is the most elaborate, detailed ANSI work I have seen, and that's not even taking into account the subtle ASCII art fused with it. Make sure you full view this spectacular Gigeresque deviation to fully appreciate it! ( Featured by blackice )
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rodamn Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ph34r the bl0x ninja. this continues to drip with out-of-the-block awesomeness nearly ten years later. Favorited.
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Base-SG Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
yum :)
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hurt138 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
What are you using to convert this to a jpeg
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DeviantTCF Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
Fuckin amazing.
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:iconvcore:
vCore Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007
Best :) Beauty Green :D
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:iconsharque:
sharque Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2007   Interface Designer
wu 71 !
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:iconr1chu5:
R1chu5 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2006  Student
awesome!
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roy-sac Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good Job. It is nice to see that there are still fully active Large Picture ANSI Artists around. :salute:
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XantosXanarci Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2006
wicked
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:icondevianttcf:
DeviantTCF Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2005
One of the best ANSi's I have ever seen.
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:iconlordmx:
lordmx Featured By Owner May 9, 2005   General Artist
a w e s o m e!
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:iconlordmx:
lordmx Featured By Owner May 9, 2005   General Artist
a w e s o m e !
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:iconorer:
orer Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2005
incredable.. this is so.. majestic.. and the way this was made..
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lovethabitches Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2004
WOW that really Awesome!!! WOW
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:iconmirmo:
mirmo Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2004  Student Traditional Artist
-bows to the ancient master-
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dado24 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2004
awesome
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Nootropic Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2004
Congrats on the DD... ain't all the attention a little startling? ;)
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poorjack Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2004
i'm not all too familiar with textmode art, but nonetheless, this is a job very well done. :) pretty rad. keep up the good work.
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AthenaTT Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2004
Holy crap. o_O This is awesome. HUGE respect to you for tackling such an amazingly hard medium... and totally mastering it!!
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ixat Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2004
Fuckmenuts, now here's something you don't see too often on DA... Big respects for dabbling in an unpopular medium, and even bigger respects for the skill and patience.

:star::star::star::star::star-half:
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spx Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2004
wow... is all i can say. much respect
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DLNorton Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2004  Professional Artist
Very nice ANSI!! I used to dabble in that about 10 or so years ago doing screens for the local BBSes around my area...before the Internet really took over..!!
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MickyBluEyes Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2004
abstract wikedness :headbang:
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:omg: WHOAAA! :faint: :thunbsup: That's just...wicked. :D

THAT is artistic dedication, people. I'm in awe!

Where's a worshipping smiley when you need one?! :O_o:
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stoopidity Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2004
whoa.
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:iconflipsideshooze:
flipsideshooze Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2004
wow... simply amazing....
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donteatthefish Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2004  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, this is completely awesome. I'm unfamiliar with ANSI, though, what is it exactly?
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taintedxl Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2004  Professional General Artist
ansi is what was used in the late 80s and early 90s as a method to advertise via bbs (bulletin board systems) and dialup modems of speeds much lesser than 56k :) it consists of characters from the standard dos set, and limitations to 16 colors.. although that scene strived for years but is more or less a small collection of diehards, it still is a truley amazing medium to me, it has so much history.
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catbones Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
Excellent ANSI, glad you posted this.
Some people have obviously posted some comments which show a lack of appreciation for nice ANSI art, and that's too bad. Others of us have been using now antiquated methods for computer graphics since, well, long before the dawn of Photoshop. =)
Having been involved in the ANSI "scene" to some degree myself, I still have a fond spot for ANSI art and the time it takes to create it is admirable. Great job on this piece!

regards,

CatBones
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spazzyjazzy Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2004
love the :weed: at the top and the chick smokin :heart:
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lemontea Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2004
Wow, kinda puts my NFO making days to shame.
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mattdanna Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2004  Hobbyist Interface Designer
That's really awesome. :nod:

Great job.
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RemedyOne Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2004
**head explodes** :O

mmmmm...tastes like the sprawl.......
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xxsqueekbatxx Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2004
mary jaaaaaane..
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Misaniovent Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2004
Fantastic.
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Elvive Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2004
God thats hard to understand :o
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dalmuln Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2004
That is amazing! Wonderful attention to detail. just, wow. It's very abstract in it's own way....just...way cool
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:iconyaroslav:
Yaroslav Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2004  Professional Filmographer
from way back in the good old warez days.
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herzbruch- Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2004   Photographer
dude, this is fuckin' insane
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astercrow Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2004   General Artist
woah..this is insane. you have a damn good eye for seeing this as such a large image. you must have had to zoom in and out a million times to get it to look this impressive at both large and small scales. i've never seen anything with such callibur in this type of art field before...great work :nod:
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TheDigitalGeisha Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2004
HOooooooLY SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!

This is killer!
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Walhalla13 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2004
hmm its remainds too my Giger ,
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:iconcuddlydemon:
CuddlyDemon Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2004
Now THAT...

Is just unGODly cool. Very much deserving of its Daily Deviation status; well done!
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toxic-erotica Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2004   Writer
wowwwwwwwwwwww this is awesome :O
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tigr3ss Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
Very creative. Very brand new. Very huge and rough and raster lovely.

But if it's sixteen colours, why not use png-8? The file would be much smaller!

Green? Double-yay!
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xbadacidpunkx Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2004
Wow...excellent job dude...Definately the coolest Ansi work I've seen.

Congrats on DD.
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Masterdebator Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2004
Sweeeet
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sryo Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2004
amazing!
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undefine Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2004
w00t. i havent seen that snow monster for a long time now! lol Now that i've thought about it, i havent won against that stupid stupid monster every time i played that game!!! he would rush out of the bushes and eat you aliiive one way or another. and then mock you by jumping up and down. its quite refreshing to see that snow monster again. :) thanks for bringing back the memories! :)
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sryo Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2004
:giggle:
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