Alex Gibson aka Sphereuk is another of my favorite artists at deviantART which I would like to introduce to my blog readers and subscribers.I did something like this back in April already for the artist with the name Dilekt. I just discovered planet and space art at dA at the time. Space Art now makes up a considerable percentage of art in my dA Favorites and virtually 100% of my dA Wish list.I think that this is a good Idea, because it extend the reach of these mostly young artists that are still students for the most part. Spheruk, who is from Great Britain, for example just finished his first semester at the university. He studies design (surprise) and wants to become a game designer.Because of the time he has to dedicate for 3D art and rendering did he say that he has to cut down on the time for creating space art. I hope he will not stop doing it, because his Space and Planet artwork is amazing. I sent Alex an Email last weekend and requested that he makes a Calendar available at the dA Print Shop with the IMO 12 best of his space art pieces.He promised to create one and I am looking forward to be able to buy it.Here are the 12 pieces of space art which I ask Spheruk to use for the calendar which will hopefully become available soon. In the meantime check out the existing prints by Spheruk at the dA Shop.[…]
Last week did the ASCII and ANSI contest at deviantART end. You can see all contributions to the contest here. I already made my judgements, but a few are still outstanding. That means that no results are available yet.Yet I still want to present my personal favorite. The artists name is Berend-Jan Wever aka skylined.His contribution is the 7bit ASCII called “Julia at Awakenings”. Here is a small version of the image. It is not original size. Click on the image to get to the deviation which is in original size that you can clearly see that it is made out of regular characters which you can find on your keyboard.I like the style. I like the ASCII logo of his name actually even better. Especially this one. . Yep, it’s a shark. I think that the Idea alone is already astonishing, let alone the realization by using simple text characters.The following two logos look like “Disco” style.. without the bright colors hehe. I don’t like them as much, but they are somewhat cool anyway.This one seems to be the predecessor of the contest entry. The Idea is already visible, but the realization is much simpler than for “Julia at Awakenings”.Well, I am looking forward to hear the ruling. More to that later this week.
The deadline for the deviantART ASCII/ANSI art contest, which I blogged about earlier this month, was extended for a few more days. This will be the last chance to enter and win some great prices for everybody with some Text art skills who has not entered the contest yet. Also some other things changed a little. Here are the words from DiamonDie who is the initiator and organizer of the contest. Sorry for the bit of a late notice, but the deadline of the Non-Existent ASCII/ANSI contest has been pushed back by two weeks, making 9th of December the new deadline. Due to the very small amount of ANSI entries we’ll probably have to merge the two contest categories, but in that case we’ll be offering prizes (subscriptions and DVDs) to five winners. That means you stand a good chance of winning something! So those of you who have said you’ll participate but haven’t and those who have had their entries disqualified and have agreed to fix them, you’ve got two more weeks left. Even if you had missed the original contest announcement you still have time to draw an entry. So start typing already! There will also be a surprise which will be announced AFTER the contest (or it would not be a surprise, wouldn’t it? ) So you better get the Text Editors on the coming days and get something delivered before the new deadline. You can check the contests rules here, if you haven’t already done so[…]
Mhhh… It seems that I post at my ASCII and ANSI Text Art blog always in pairs now. I should better plan those things I guess, but the heck, who cares. Okay, here is post number two for today.I took the new deviantART Prints Service for a spin, which was launched parallel with the new deviantART shop. I made two of my deviations available for purchase for your and my own pleasure.Fans of ANSI and ASCII Text will probably love it. I already ordered one of each for myself.For all the Fans of dA and ANSI Text Art is the left piece available (click the image for the LARGE Version, 1390×1165) and for all Fans of the ASCII Text Art the right one. Buy ANSI Print Buy ASCII Print Following formats and item types are available for each of the two with the price right next to it (I ordered for myself the Mousepads): CanvasCanvas Prints 28×36 cm $78.95 Regular PrintsLustre Prints 25×30 cm $15.49 Matte Prints 25×30 cm $12.79 Glossy Prints 25×30 cm $12.79 MagnetsSmall Magnet $4.95 Large Magnet $6.95 Postcards Matte Postcard $2.49 Glossy Postcard $2.49 OtherMouse Pad Mouse Pad $9.95 Coaster Set of 4 Coasters $20.25 Enjoy! Carsten aka Roy/SAC
It’s a bit late for it, but better late than never. There is also still plenty of time for people that are interested to participate.You Text Artists out there, get your editors started up and start creating some nice Text Art. This is also a good chance for newbies to get your art seen by others and useful feedback.DiamonDie over at deviantART.com launched an ASCII / ANSI Contest with the topic “Non-Existent”The Deadline for the contest is 25th of November 2006. The entries can be edited until the deadline. You can read the details and Contest Rules in DiamondDie’s News Article at deviantART.Is it worth your time to participate in this contest? You bet it is! Not only fame and fortune can be gained, but great prizes too.Okay no fortune , but a lot of fame and did I mention the prizes? How do these prizes look like? Pretty, don’t they?Prizes1st prize in both categories ASCII and ANSI: a copy of the Dark Domain DVD from ACiD Productions and a one-year subscription to DeviantART2nd prize in both categories ASCII and ANSI: a six-month subscription to DeviantART3rd prize in both categories ASCII and ANSI: a three-month subscription to DeviantARTI will be one of the judges hence not take part in the contest myself. I am looking forward to see your contributions.You can read all the details about the contest, including the detailed rules, background information about ANSI/ASCII Art contests in general, ASCII and ANSI tools used, Tutorials and more in her[…]