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How I Make these ASCII Pictures (drawing using slashes, letters, or numbers)

Updated on August 21, 2011

With a software: ASCII text art

This little program converts your picture to ASCII text art - a jumble of letters, numbers and symbols that do not appear to have any significance until you step back and look at the whole picture. It has no practical purpose, other than the neat factor.

ASCII Art has a long history among geeks. One of the first things I printed on my Commodore 128 in the mid 80's was an ASCII rendition of Spock. I remember waiting for what seemed like hours as my 8-pin printer slowly inked it out. But it was worth the wait when I stepped back and the full effect hit me.

To download the software, copy and paste this address: (30 days trial)

http://ascii-art-generator.softonic.com/descargar

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ASCII: - Webster's Timeline History, 1916 - 2007 [Paperback]

Webster's bibliographic and event-based timelines are comprehensive in scope, covering virtually all topics, geographic locations and people. They do so from a linguistic point of view, and in the case of this book, the focus is on "ASCII," including when used in literature (e.g. all authors that might have ASCII in their name). As such, this book represents the largest compilation of timeline events associated with ASCII when it is used in proper noun form. Webster's timelines cover bibliographic citations, patented inventions, as well as non-conventional and alternative meanings which capture ambiguities in usage. These furthermore cover all parts of speech (possessive, institutional usage, geographic usage) and contexts, including pop culture, the arts, social sciences (linguistics, history, geography, economics, sociology, political science), business, computer science, literature, law, medicine, psychology, mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology and other physical sciences. This "data dump" results in a comprehensive set of entries for a bibliographic and/or event-based timeline on the proper name ASCII, since editorial decisions to include or exclude events is purely a linguistic process. The resulting entries are used under license or with permission, used under "fair use" conditions, used in agreement with the original authors, or are in the public domain.

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Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.

Webster's timelines cover bibliographic citations, patented inventions, as well as non-conventional and alternative meanings which capture ambiguities in usage. These furthermore cover all parts of speech (possessive, institutional usage, geographic usage) and contexts, including pop culture, the arts, social sciences (linguistics, history, geography, economics, sociology, political science), business, computer science, literature, law, medicine, psychology, mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology and other physical sciences. This "data dump" results in a comprehensive set of entries for a bibliographic and/or event-based timeline on the proper name Akihiro, since editorial decisions to include or exclude events is purely a linguistic process. The resulting entries are used under license or with permission, used under "fair use" conditions, used in agreement with the original authors, or are in the public domain.... --This text refers to the Digital edition.

 

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With the keyboard

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.

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(__," |

| |

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| |

| |

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| |------------,

/ \\

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|| //' || || |

|| (( || || |

|| `\\ || || 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.

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/_| /_| /_| /_| 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:

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O ) (__," |% - (_) -

O ) | #% / | \

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| //'/"" |#### """" ### |\

// |,._ |,_###__\ ||| A quick sketch of a

| || //' || || | tree, bird, and giraffe

D | || (( || || | by Daniel C. Au (dcau)

C | || \\ || || M

A | || \\ || ||

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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 orient 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

Humor

A Really Bad Day

There was this guy at a bar, just looking at his drink. He stays like that for half of an hour.

Then, this big trouble-making truck driver steps next to him, takes the drink from the guy, and just drinks it all down. The poor man starts crying. The truck driver says, "Come on man, I was just joking. Here, I'll buy you another drink. I just can't stand to see a man cry."

"No, it's not that. This day is the worst of my life. First, I fall asleep, and I go late to my office. My boss, outrageous, fires me. When I leave the building, to my car, I found out it was stolen. The police said that they can do nothing. I get a cab to return home, and when I leave it, I remember I left my wallet and credit cards there. The cab driver just drives away."

"I go home, and when I get there, I find my wife in bed with the gardener. I leave home, and come to this bar. And just when I was thinking about putting an end to my life, you show up and drink my poison."

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Girls night out

Two women friends had gone out for a Girls Night Out, and had been decidedly over-enthusiastic on the cocktails. Incredibly drunk and walking home they suddenly realized they both needed to pee. They were very near a graveyard and one of them suggested they do their business behind a headstone or something. The first woman had nothing to wipe with so she took off her panties, used them and threw them away. Her friend however was wearing an expensive underwear set and didn't want to ruin hers, but was lucky enough to salvage a large ribbon from a wreath that was on a grave and proceeded to wipe herself with it. After finishing, they made their way home.

The next day the first woman's husband phones the other husband and said, "These damn girls nights out have got to stop. My wife came home last night without her panties." "That's nothing," said the other. "Mine came back with a sympathy card stuck between the cheeks of her butt that said, 'From all of us at the Fire Station, Well never forget you!'

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    • Seasons Greetings profile image

      Laura Brown 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      You need to work in a fixed width font. For posting it here likely putting it in a graphic/ image file first would make all the difference.

      Is this really you Daniel? It would be nice to track down some of the oldies from the ASCII newsgroup.

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