Debbie Travis Large Blue Intricate Snowflake Ornament.
I really like the design of this snowflake ornament. Snowflakes are tricky to work out in ASCII art. It’s very difficult to keep all the stems of the flake the same from top to bottom and even left to right when there are six stems meant to be identical.
I’d like to take this on as a project, but it is something which will need a lot of patience.
Finished this today while watching the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary show.
It’s funny that ASCII art is still around, still popular at holidays. I started making ASCII art in 1998. I was active in the newsgroup for ASCII art then. The downfall that turned ASCII art from trendy to retro started with HTML email. It became tricky to send an email in plain ASCII text. For awhile people just used plain text, those who held on to their simple email that didn’t need graphics and scripts. Now you have to ask for plain text, if it’s even an option. I don’t think people realize all that HTML costs them bandwidth and adds to the cost of the Internet they use.
Anyway, I started making my own ASCII art again. I’ve kept most of the old art I made. A few got lost along the way. Today I found a ship in the bottle which I had forgotten about. It was on another site. Still had my initials, my artist credit with it. Nice to find it with those.
Here is a list of places you can still find collections of ASCII art, done by various artists at various times. For an updated list check my links.
The ASCII Art Dictionary
ASCII Picture Collections
Heart and Soul ASCII Art Gallery
Christopher Johnson’s ASCII Art Collection
ASCII Art Gallery.com
Sunny Spot Gallery
ASCII Mailer – Send an ASCII art picture in email.
I don’t know who created this. I found it on a site with some other ASCII, mainly one liners and other copied stuff. This one stood out for me. There was a bear’s head too but I have to clean it up still.