• How to make ASCII picture?

    From Albano De Manuel@2:341/201 to Todos on Mon Sep 25 01:52:32 2006
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    * Reenviado por Albano De Manuel (2:341/201)
    * Area : ASCII_ART ([WWB] G-rated ASCII Art Showcase)
    * De : George Pope, 1:153/715.1275 (Domingo 02 Abril 2006 08:13)
    * Para : Andrey Uvarov
    * Tema : How to make ASCII picture? ============================================================================
    On (02 Apr 06) Andrey Uvarov wrote to All...
    A never maked ASCII pictures. How do you make ASCII pictures?
    Do you use special software or paint by mouse and keyboard in console?

    Here's a tutorial I found a long time ago. . .

    The basics are the same, of course, even now:


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    Daniel Au's ASCII Art Tutorial

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    PLEASE NOTE: Questions should be addressed to the original author,
    Daniel Au, whose address is included below:


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    Make a Start in Ascii Art

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    From: [1]dcau@casbah.acns.nwu.edu (Daniel Au)
    Newsgroups: alt.ascii-art,rec.arts.ascii
    Subject: Talk/Line: How to begin doing ASCII artwork
    Date: 4 Oct 1995 15:47:46 -0500
    Message-ID: <44urti$ng8@miso.wwa.com>


    I just wrote this now in response to an email sent to me asking how
    I did my ASCII artwork. I responded by writing a brief walkthrough
    of my thought processes (well, kind of) and just wanted to share
    them on the group. Let's see more people try to make create their
    own new artwork instead of requesting for the old stuff all the
    time. It'll make for a better newsgroup overall and everyone will
    benefit! -- Daniel

    = ASCII art tips and example ==

    Try practicing to make your own artwork by just typing on the
    keyboard, which is what I do (I work just using the DOS text editor
    which comes along with any MSDOS machine. Any text editor will do.)
    Begin by basic shapes. For example, if you're making an animal -
    say a giraffe - let's start with the head:

    __.ii,
    (__," |
    | |

    basically simple shapes to make it look approximately like it does
    in real life (as best as you can, at least, in this case I've
    cartooned it a bit :-) The " is making up the eyes, the . and , the
    ears and a smile. The i i are those antennae like things on top of
    their heads (if I remember correctly). I usually like to keep my
    artwork within the size of a screen. Since a giraffe is a tall
    animal, I'm keeping the details smaller. Then continue on with the
    body and some legs. Try to do a rough outline.

    __.ii,
    (__," |
    | |
    | |
    | |
    | |
    | |
    | |------------,
    / \\
    | |\
    |,._ |,______\ |||
    || //' || || |
    || (( || || |
    || `\\ || || M
    || \\ || ||
    /_| /_| /_| /_|

    It's best to add some . and , in order to smooth out some of the
    edges. Then the tail is in the back. Then add the detail - hair on
    the neck and spots on the body.

    __.ii,
    (__," |%
    | #%
    | |%
    | #%
    # |%
    | |%
    | |%-----------,
    / ### ##### \\
    |#### """" ### |\
    |,._ |,_###__\ |||
    || //' || || |
    || (( || || |
    || `\\ || || M
    || \\ || ||
    /_| /_| /_| /_| dcau

    That's pretty much for a quick giraffe that I just did while writing
    this letter. You can add more stuff like a tree and a bird on a
    branch too:


    O ) __.ii, \ | /
    O ) (__," |% - (_) -
    O ) | #% / | \
    ) | |%
    O ) | #%
    O ) # |%
    ,~ | |%
    -- ~| ~ `O> | |------------,
    | ||_</)__ / ### ##### \\
    | //'/"" |#### """" ### |\
    // |,._ |,_###__\ ||| A quick sketch of a
    | || //' || || | tree, bird, and giraffe
    D | || (( || || | by Daniel C. Au (dcau)
    C | || \\ || || M
    A | || \\ || ||
    U \_,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,/_|,,,/_|,,/_|,/_|,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    How's that for a happy little scene? :-) I etched my initials on
    the bottom of the tree. *grin*

    Just practice and practice and you'll get the hang of it. Try to
    learn techniques from other people's artwork (Felix Lee's cats are a
    good example). It'll help you learn how to orientate yourself and
    how to best use some of the characters. Hope it goes well for
    everyone. Let's see some more creative activity on the newsgroup.
    You _can_ do it!

    Regards,
    Daniel

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    Follow-up this tutorial by getting a copy of the Ascii Art FAQ

    [2]FAQ - ASCII Art Questions & Answers
    [3]<alt.ascii-art> FAQ 1998

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