blocktronics (https://www.deviantart.com/blocktronics) has finally arrived. Check out the lowest-res digital masterworks of this talented group of ANSi artists. I'm really proud of these guys. They're keeping the blocks alive in a hostile, hi-res world. The pack includes tutorials, so you can try ANSi too!
Sixteencolors Online Gallery:http://www.sixteencolors.net/packs/2008/blocktronics_res[v]olution/index.html
People have asked me how I draw ANSi. Is it coded? No, it's just like a typing a document with a text editor using special characters.
Here's a link to a youtube video with a quick example of how exactly ANSi is made.
It's sped up to be 10 times faster than real time so you won't have to watch me draw for 45 minutes and it's all done with the keyboard, typed, 1 block pixel at a time using the cursor keys to position the next block. I also use the mouse for color selection and editing, but it's nothing like photoshop.
Ansi is slow and tedious. It's not the kind of thing you can sit down and work on for 10 minutes and be done wit
I joined a new art group called Blocktronics(67 abbreviated). They are an awesome bunch of talented Ansi and Ascii artists that motivate me so much. Since there are so few ansi artists left in the world it's cool to see a tight knit group producing new and interesting art on a daily basis in finished and unfinished stages. It's encouraging to get feedback on stuff that you've drawn and collaborate on artwork in a common file area. We're based in the googlegroup Blocktronics and I think we're setting up a group page here on Deviant Art and even a youtube channel! (crazy I know) I'll be interested to see how far we can take Ansi back into the p
ZV man, you still lurkin' this site? I was going through some old 27" and 67 packs. Got me all nostalgic. If you and/or Enz0 are doing any work in pd, I'd love to watch you guys work your magic and maybe pick up a few tips along the way if you're cool with that.
Hey, not sure how often you're on here these days... Just wondering if you know of any sort of editors to make ascii art with. I'm trying to run a BBS that uses colour-coded .asc files instead of .ans, and Pablodraw isn't liking them very much. lol.