ASCII art spikes in popularity around holidays, especially Christmas and Halloween. I’m an ASCII artist and I display my art and the work of others. I had the idea to group them by niche. Not a really new idea but it has given me some extra insight into how ASCII art is used and when people look for it online.… Read the rest
Karen Guise writes about saving wildlife, especially birds and bugs. Her art is unique. I’ve posted three, screen captures from a shop on CafePress. There are other animals: a turtle, a dragonfly which I saw on Pinterest, faces of wolves and bears, and probably others if you can manage to find them posted somewhere. I remember seeing these years ago.… Read the rest
FixedSys is still the font used in MS Notepad, which I still use to make ASCII art. It is my favourite font for ASCII art, making or showing it. Possibly it’s just that I’ve become used to it. But, it does seem just right.
FixedSys doesn’t come with many (any?) font packages, like the Google fonts.… Read the rest
Although you can find her site on the Internet Archives/ Wayback Machine, it’s abandoned by Joan herself. I’ve cut and pasted the site, part by part, so I can preserve the art and the information.
When you feel really backwards and out of sorts with yourself, its a good time to look for how-to guides for things you think you already know how to do. Or, to take your own advice and just do something differently.
This character is more fashionable than the old one I’ve been using, but she doesn’t still feel like me.… Read the rest
I should be working on ASCII art ideas. I’d feel less down but… its hard to start. I made the mistake of looking at other ASCII art, comparing my own abilities and projects. That tends to be good and bad. Good to see more/ other people working in ASCII art and I really like seeing what they accomplish, sometimes even finding new ideas and ways to make my own projects.… Read the rest
I read about Frisson Comics on the Broken Pencil website this week. They are looking for submissions/ contributions for a folk horror zine. I had to read about folk horror, it wasn’t a phrase I have heard before. But, it turned out to be a genre of horror I have always liked, without knowing it had a name.… Read the rest
Thinking of the SciArt being posted to Twitter this week. I wanted more to post myself. So I got thinking about everyday measuring, the sort we do when baking a cake, bread and so on. So I made this ASCII art with a rolling pin, eggs, measuring cup, bag of flour, and a mixing bowl.
This Mohawk Church (sometimes called a chapel) is located in Ontario. It is the oldest, still standing, church in Ontario. People can visit the church but are not allowed to take photographs without written permission. I found photographs of the church online. But, I used an old illustration from the 1800’s to make my ASCII art of the church.… Read the rest