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I drew this butterfly for the ASCII competition of IGDRP, a French demoparty, which was held last weekend. I still don't know how it placed, because the organizers of the party don't speak very good English and the result file was very unclear. I'm quite satisfied with it, though it looks even better on the Amiga font.
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Jerm123321 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2005
Awesome... A text masterpiece. You're great at taking advantage of all the characters you can.
ethaewyn Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2004   Digital Artist
Very nice, remeber me a collection of butterflies by F:P :)
alteredreality Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2004
Thats friggin awesome.
aneesah Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2004  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's really cool. Do you recommend me downloading the program JavE? I've never tried this kind of art before.
diamondie Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2004  Professional Writer
Yes, Jave is really good, though I didn't use its "painting features" (brush drawing, filling, gradients and stuff) for this picture. The interface is easy to handle. If you can draw at all (I hardly can), ASCII art shouldn't be hard. I should get my ASCII tutorial finished, I'm just really busy at the moment.
aneesah Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2004  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ahhh, a tutorial! That'd be great, thanks very much :)
Wyrin Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2004
Very nice. Good use of characters and design as well as spacing. I can never get my curves quite right. -.-
Barnicals Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2004  Hobbyist Writer
Woooaaaah, that must'v taken forever! Or many many hours, anyway. That's damn awesome.
TBCorpse Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOWWWW, i could never do that.
its like... so real, but then i looked and its all like normal keyboard crap...
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FireDolphin Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2004
I like the asymmetry. Makes it look more natural, rather than a bunch of characters. Very well done!
indoorpeople Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2004
Gymnart Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! How did you do that?!
diamondie Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2004  Professional Writer
What do you mean? I Googled a reference picture of a butterfly and then used JavE to draw the ASCII - though I can draw with Notepad or Edit too. Try it some time, would be nice to see gym ASCIIs. ;->
audiosyncracy Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2004
That looks really nice.
jennm Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2003
Impressed with the complexity. Creating and editing it must have been a pain.
chilipalmer Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2003
Wow ur very good at this, its been ages since I've seen ascii art. Well done ;) (Wink)
yuorme Featured By Owner May 28, 2003   Photographer
This is really cool, never seen really large pieces of ascii art before... The process looks really tedious and time consuming as you are limted to the stuff on your keyboard. I don't think i would ever have enough talent, or patience to do something of this caliber. You seem to have a real knack for the subject.

As for the pic itself, the butterfly looks rather fat or compressed vertically. the minor unsymetricalness of the piece looks kinda awkward in my eye (did you do that intentionally?).
--joao-- Featured By Owner May 27, 2003
It almost amazes me when I see something like that in e-mails. Well ... the complicated ones. And this is one of them.
deeperstill Featured By Owner May 17, 2003   Interface Designer
yeah this is cool....ascii is way beyond my level of pactience so i can apprcieate this...
arbitrary Featured By Owner May 14, 2003
Really nice piece of ASCII art, I like the fact that's it's not perfectly symmetric. Lazy people like me would have drawn one half and just mirrored it, but it definitely looks better this way! :) (Smile)
dbug Featured By Owner May 14, 2003
Yep, like it.

I've checked the website for results, but for some reasons all ascii entries got 0 points, so I don't know how to interpret that. Suppose we will have extended information later.
kazamidori Featured By Owner May 14, 2003
i've never really seen much ascii art aside from older style emails and bbs boards, so thank you for bringing me here~!

it's quite astouding how well you captured the form of a smaller tailed butterfly, i don't think my sketches are so true to life...
great detials as well...
fascinating type of art!~
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