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Springbreak by diamondie Springbreak by diamondie
This is a collaboration between me and ~jSepia. We begun planning it originally a few months ago and started drawing in mid August I think. PabloDraw has a collaboration feature for drawing with someone else online, but I'm not used to Pablo and besides the time difference between us is rather big, so we ended up just taking turns at drawing and then sending the piece over. I did my part with ACiDDraw and jSepia used PabloDraw.

We were originally going to submit this to the Argentinan Flashparty held in early September, but ran out of time. I submitted something else I quickly whipped up from an almost finished picture I had made in 2003, but the organizers messed up and it wasn't shown in the compo.

In the end this was our entry to the ANSI/ASCII competition held at the Pilgrimage demoparty in Salt Lake City, Utah last weekend. I find it cool to think that we entered a US contest with a Finland-Chile collaboration. We won the compo, which means we should be getting a Dark Domain DVD (which goes to me) and Zoo Tycoon 2 (which goes to ~jSepia). Then again there were only four entries, so it could have been a more challenging victory, but nice nonetheless.

The piece is loosely based on a Paint sketch I did back in July, but there really isn't that much in common with the pictures, though it gave us some ideas to begin with. Some of the shapes were drawn by jSepia, others were designed by me. The frames were his idea and made by him, though I changed the top border because it felt too angular the way it originally was. The picture was originally going to be 80x50, but the frames were so large we made it 80x75 in the end. Both of us participated in the antialiasing, though I think jSepia probably did more of it. The title is mine and I rather like it.

All in all, plenty of workshopping, experimenting and some compromises (but only in small things, like antialiasing). I'm not entirely happy with the bottom right corner (above the frame) nor the bubble part and the composition could probably be better if we had planned it better before starting drawing, but overall I'm rather satisfied and it was a pleasure to work with him. Don't forget to check out his gallery!
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arctic-dreams Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
Seeing this takes me back, way back. Nicely done :D
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Hadarniel Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008
Wow, impressive
Very nice text art ;)
It's amazing the media that can be used to create beautiful designs
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Empiric Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2007
Very nice, so smoothly all the shapes go together.. definent favourite :)
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after8ght Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007
oh god, how long does this take to finish it?
it looks great ! :+fav:

ASCII will always rock,always !
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diamondie Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2007  Professional Writer
I think we worked on it for several weeks. Hard to count the number of actual work hours. Perhaps 20-25? Thank you for the comment and the favorite. :->
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mildak Featured By Owner May 14, 2007
Wow you must have patience and a half
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mildak Featured By Owner May 14, 2007
Wow you must have patience and a half
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si-gh Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007   Interface Designer
u r god.... =O!!
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ValoTV Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2006
wow, this is definitely one of my favorite ascii pieces I've seen.
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cadenza- Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2006
I'm always fascinated with ASCII art, and this is no exception. It's a lovely abstract design to begin with, and you did an excellent job on the anti-aliasing. The curves are all perfect. However, I'm not too fond of the bottom border; the straight lines of the rectangles don't seem to fit in with the curves of the rest of the piece.
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