my first animation in ascii, I made it for an avatar, but it dosen't work on the site I made it for,
Text art pictures created with basic keyboard characters in fixed width fonts. http://asciiartist.com
Curated by Laura Brown
There should be a clear distinction between two different kinds of ASCII art.
The examples in from The Jargon File are the traditional ASCII art, crafted by hand on text editors or even specialized programs (yes, someone writes that kind of stuff). The simplest example would be a smiley.
On the other hand, there are programs that will turn pictures into ASCII art. Those are further subdivided in two. The first ones start with two colour images and try to reproduce the shapes there with ASCII characters, like that on Cappie's writeup. The other kind takes a greyscale image and converts each pixel to an ASCII character, depending on its intensity; shame you can't see the four-sheet Michelle Pfeiffer poster in my bedroom, made by a self-made program.
I guess that the former (hand made) would be the purest ASCII art form. It is surely more difficult to create and the traditional crowd prefers it to the automatically made stuff.
The ASCII art is…unsettling to say the least. Seeing something that was once used to print out crazy smiley faces on a Dot Matrix printer as creepy gang-like graffiti really punches me in the nostalgia gut. Remember that thing you did in junior high that was fun? Let’s make it creepy! And huge! And in your face.
Well... It's hard, but I can handle this It's unfinished (completed little more that 50% of frames), but I think I'll never finish it, so I put it as it is. I hope you like it Cóż... cię&...
Animated flying dragon in ASCII art.