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::GIII. SixteenColors.NET

By taintedxl
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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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rodamnHobbyist 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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What are you using to convert this to a jpeg
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Fuckin amazing.
vCore's avatar
Best :) Beauty Green :D
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sharque Interface Designer
wu 71 !
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roy-sacHobbyist 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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One of the best ANSi's I have ever seen.
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lordmx General Artist
a w e s o m e!
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lordmx General Artist
a w e s o m e !
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incredable.. this is so.. majestic.. and the way this was made..
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WOW that really Awesome!!! WOW
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mirmoProfessional Traditional Artist
-bows to the ancient master-
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Congrats on the DD... ain't all the attention a little startling? ;)
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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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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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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.

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wow... is all i can say. much respect
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DLNortonProfessional 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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abstract wikedness :headbang:
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DeepChromeHobbyist 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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