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
If you could stand on the timeline of your life you would be able to turn around and look back or peer ahead. Which would you choose, if either?
The start of a New Year is like standing still in your life for just a moment. Taking stock of what has been and what might yet be.… Read the rest
Merry Season’s Greetings!
These are some of my Christmas ASCII art. I began making my own ASCII art in 1998.
One thing I have learned from making ASCII art is not to compare everything I do to everything everyone else has done. There will always be someone who does it better. But, if you don’t get discouraged you can create some nice work of your own.… Read the rest
Making an ASCII art angel is only as tricky as you make it. My problem with them is the image I want to create (in my mind) never seems to work out the way I planned. I’ve never been satisfied with an angel I have created in ASCII art. But, I’m still working on it.
They seem simple enough in construction: a flowing sort of gown, a face, a halo and wings.… Read the rest
Have you been naughty or nice? What would Santa say?
There are lots of Santa Claus and Saint Nicholas pictures done in ASCII art. Christmas time seems to have the biggest collection of such art. I think it’s because this artistic method is so easy to send in an email. Or, it used to be. Now HTML email has messed things up and you need to send the ASCII art in an image file instead of just the plain text copied into an email.… Read the rest
I like castles because they are about history, stone and endurance. Castles are fun to make with ASCII Art. The shapes suit text characters. A lot of it is plain up and down and side to side. There aren’t many circular shapes.
Some artists add shading to their castle art. I haven’t gotten that far with my own.… Read the rest
Note – This was originally posted to a friend’s site in 2011. Her site is down now so I’ve reposted it, mostly for myself, here.
I’ve been working with ASCII Art again this year. It’s been awhile since I was active in the old ASCII art groups or wrote about it for WZ.com as a newsletter.… Read the rest
Some people get peeved because I don’t offer my art in a plain text file. I don’t like having my ASCII ripped off, as it so often and easily is. So, for the past few years, I only post an image file (a .png screen capture from NotePad usually). It still gets ripped off because people like to assume any ASCII art is free, like free software in price and availability.… Read the rest