I extended the ASCII Art Academy with several new tutorials.
Only one of the new tutorials is for 7-bit ASCII, but hey, there I had already seven to begin with. The additional tutorial was created by “Cain” and it demonstrates how to draw a cool 7-bit newskool ASCII Logo.
The most important additions are the SIX ANSI art tutorials, because I didn’t had any ANSI tutorials before and was constantly looking for some.
I found the tutorials in an unexpected place. They were originally published at the Acheron ANSI, ASCII and RIP art forums and portal at Acheron.org. Archeron was discontinued in 2004 and is now part of the Sixteencolors.net site, specificallly the Sixteencolors.net Wiki.
I found a backup of the whole site on the “Dark Domain DVD” by RaD Man/ACiD, which is actually an archive for ANSI/ASCII art packs and not a web archive per se. Well, thanks to Chris (RaD Man) and his collectors instinct, was I able to republish the ANSI art tutorials on the Internet again.
The Dark Domain DVD is available in my little “online shop” by the way and a must buy for all ANSI and ASCII art fans out there. Buy the DVD and stop collecting anything that was released before 2005, because the DVD has all of them in one small and handy package for an affordable price.
Now I need to find tutorials for 8-Bit block ASCII. I don’t have anything for that style available at my academy yet.
I will continue looking for any tutorials, but play also with the idea of creating a tutorial myself, which covers some basics. I will have to see, if I find the time to do this or not. If you know about any 8-Bit ASCII tutorials, please let me know, I’d appreciate that.
Until then, check out the vast content that is already there, 7-Bit ASCII tutorials, now also ANSI tutorials, articles, background information, history and much more.
Visit the ASCII Art Academy now!
Carsten aka Roy/SAC