Ascii is way more creative than painting

ASCII is a language/code to be used when using a computer that lets you write sentences, commands and all those things that nerds like to do. It’s actual definition would be:

Acronym for the American StandardCode for Information Interchange. Pronounced ask-ee, ASCII is a code for representing English characters as numbers, with each letter assigned a number from 0 to 127. For example, the ASCII code for uppercase M is 77. Most computers use ASCII codes to represent text, which makes it possible to transfer data from one computer to another.

I really do love this language, not only because it uses at most 7 characters in each symbol, but also because there are people who make art in it, like in the game “SanctuaryRPG“, a game that i FUCKING LOVE, and then we reach our topic: ASCII art.

Okay, firstly, what is ASCii art? It is images converted into text, but not Literal text, but the conjointment of characters in the intent of making a image, it looks like shit in color, but when only in black and white it looks like the eighth wonder of the planet earth. There are a lot of communities that praise and do ASCii art, such as:

The steam community 

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ASCii world

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There are even a few apps that let you convert yourself into characters! But I will let you research them :3.

But, how, just how, is it more creative than painting? I mean, they are just characters, nbd, everyone put some together everyday!  But, just how many of you design a town?


It’s complexity to make and simplicity to the view are what makes it shine. Disregarding the fact that, still, there are a few constructions that just aren’t possible with the simple symbols, making the artist go to harder codes within the language. And that’s art, just having to strafe to everything that we’ve got to express our feelings or share a message! Thing that, in painting is only about the selection of colors and brushes, maybe even making the final project too complex to see , a thing that i despise in art.

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