Hi fellow text artist. Too bad that the image version is too small. It does not show thee original characters. Can you send me the original ANSI via email? I can make a better Picture version of it. Cheers
I dont know what happened around here, but after a few days away, i found my page with tons of comments from everybody. Well, im glad most of you liked and even those who did not, im also thankful for the time spent viewing my artwork. Iīm not sure what a DD is, but, sounds like a prize or something? Somebody please explain it to me.
well this is quite late but i just stumbled across your page and your art is really awesome
a dd is a daily deviation, is like an honorable mention for the most amazing artwork in all deviantart, for several categories
and that's all
they gave you one because you deserved it ^^
Why do you find it funny? I'm not really defending anything. I just try to explain what ANSI art is (and what it isn't), so that people can get a better understanding of the picture and why it was selected as a Daily Deviation. That doesn't mean the picture doesn't speak for itself, but people may not fully appreciate the skill and talent behind it if they don't know what the medium is like, especially when the medium is very restricted like this.
For me and many others textmode art is a passion (or at least a valued hobby) and we use the opportunity we get to educate others about the artform.
I love pxl art it reminds me about commodore times when games were much more than just hyper-processor-needed graphics and boring fabula story More - in the end everything is made of pxls but many ppl don't even know that. I think it's for more grown people who are able to understand what is behind it and remeber what was it like long ago in a galaxy far away when Lord Vader was just a bunch of pixels. Cheers, mate!
Every medium is limited to some extent, whether we're talking about drawing or photography. I believe limitations are an integral part of the artistic process, one of those factors that fuels creativity.
I think that you should also be aware of the history of ANSI art. When ANSI art was born, it was used to decorate Bulletin Board Systems. Back then computers had small screens, poor resolutions and a very limited amount of colors. Modems were 300 baud, which meant even text-based pictures required you to wait patiently during the loading time. There are still some bulletin board systems that utilize ANSI graphics, believe it or not. It may feel like an ancient medium now, but think about how ancient the graphite pencil is. And how limited!
Why bother? Why do I draw with ASCII, ANSI and pixel art? Because it's challenging - and because it's fun! The limitations make it more interesting for me. On the other hand, when it comes to poetry I mostly write free verse. Many others prefer writing formal poetry, such as sestina and villanelle, because they are intrigued by the limitations of those formats. I enjoy reading both types of poetry and I enjoy pretty much all kinds of art if it's done well. Open your mind, not all art has to fit the same mold.
the graphite pencil is a thing of wonders dammit. I've seen people do amazing depth with an ordinary graphcite pencil, portraits or just drawings it is by far NOT limited. only people are limited. oped mediusm like that are just wrong for the narrow minded folks.
and in the end limitations provided not by yourself doesn't help anything. it doesn't make the end resutl better in any was and it doesn't improve the artist. just like a limited medium suggest the artist becomes limited by using it . tada! simple really.
poetry is a different art type rather than the visual and they can be compared but not in this case. we're talking about the visual technique. pulling in poetry now was just a bad idea and way of the road.
and I am in need to "open my mind". seriously. don't draw conclusions so fast there.
I'm thrive for variety and creating new things. breaking my limitations and limits within my skill.
if there's anyone who's preaching for keeping an open mind it's me haha.
I'm not saying for that matter that there's only one good type. but I think my point is pretty clear already and repeating myself would be to no use.
however long it might have taken to make an ansi piece or whatever effort there was too it. I've sene pencil artists throwing their skill onto paper. faster and with way more skill than any pixel based application.
as I said... mediums like that aren't limited... people are.
so open your mind eh. there's not just one way to use things. check yourself and your whatever "skill" you have. then break your limits on paper. just like any medium won't compensate for lack in other areas. digital mediums are no different to the straight eye.
I run a mobile software development company and work daily with vector drawings and 3D. How limited are you on those subjects? I really donīt care, so should you about ansi and itīs limitations, itīs a matter of choice.
I agree with you that you can produce amazing things with the pencil. But it doesn't change the fact that it's a limited medium. Graphite pencil is only one color and it's only limited to one dimension (compare to sculpture, which is three-dimensional). That may sound like silly nitpicking, but I just wish you would realize that all mediums are limited. Some are more limited than others for sure, but I don't think ANSI is much more limited than graphite pencil. People are limited too if they think like you do. It's really offensive that you claim that there's more skill involved in pencil drawing and ANSI. I think pencil drawing is a great medium, but what you're saying is offensive and just not true.
One can produce amazing pictures with pencil and one can produce amazing pictures in ANSI. It requires skill, talent and practice. And yes, working in a limited medium does improve your artistic skills. It's silly to claim it doesn't. I only drew ASCII art for years (I did some acrylic painting on the side, but not that seriously), but I know it greatly improved my artistic skills and it really helped me when I moved to other types of visual art (pixel art, digital painting and many others). I know many great ASCII and ANSI artists who are also very talented in painting, pencil drawing or other mediums. And yes, poetry is a type of art just like pencil drawing and ANSI art. It is entirely relevant in this discussion, whether you want to admit it or not.
Unfortunately I have to say that your point didn't come clear at all. I found your message rather incoherent and irrational. You didn't really form any good arguments, just presented claims that weren't really supported by anything. But I would rather discuss this elsewhere (if you still want to reply to me, if not that's fine too), so please drop me a note or use my journal forum instead, so that we don't clutter up this piece. I just don't understand how you can claim to be so open-minded when you're clearly showing prejudice towards many types of art. To me it appears like hypocrisy.
sorry for the bad comment then. I have a tendency to be doing several things at once and often think I'm writing something and miss some spots. but yeah
what I ment I guess was for what purpose you would be creating this work. and yes I am well aware of the limitations of mediums. but I just think that ANSI is limited in a really bad way so to speak.
and yes I think there's alot of confidence matters when using a pencil., not just overall skill but speed etc.
computer mediums of all sorts is a thing I have never been as confident with and I know others who feel the concerning it. that's number one for why I think ANSI is badly limited. second I don't see the point for it. I mean it's not like you can do a book and publish it with ansi work. sure you COULD but I'm sure it wouldn't do very well. don't get me wrong I'm not saying you should do what pleases. on the contrary what I mean is you can't create much more pieces than "for fun" stuff, and that is limited to me. even if you make an effort to make something very serious. in my opinion I think that style both in brushwork, colors, look and design and such are important to be able to take some works seriously. I dislike the mediocre market. and the industry of comics. it's all just a repitition of itself over and over.
so urrhm yeah.