ldb ASCII Artist

Best viewed in a fixed width font. My favourite are FixedSys or Consolas.

The ASCII art gallery files open as plain text (.txt files). If you can’t see them (if they look messed up) change the font you are viewing them with.

Please respect the artist. Leave the artist credit, initials (mine are ldb), on each of the images.… Read the rest

RIP Lorraine Carrington ASCII Artist (1943 – 2013)

The notice about Lorraine Carrington’s death appeared on my ASCII art newsfeed. I almost didn’t look at the clip, there wasn’t an image and, often, completely irrelevant content comes up on the feed. This time I did look and I was sorry to find out the woman I have only known as lc (her ASCII artist initials) is gone.… Read the rest

The Delightfully Wicked Dandelion in ASCII Text Art

Give a pretty, sunny weed some credit.

I have to admit, I do like dandelions. To say this out loud is risky. My family are yard and garden people. Dandelions are dug up, poisoned and generally given the evil eye (especially now, when the poison has been outlawed). So I keep my liking for dandelions quiet, to myself.… Read the rest

From the Original Respect ASCII Artists Campaign Page

From the Original Respect ASCII Artists Campaign Page

Plain text version (below) for those who can’t see small print very well, like myself. The above screenshot comes from what’s left of the site on the Wayback Machine with the Internet Archive.

What is the “Respect ASCII Artists Campaign”? Well, it’s something that I decided to do not long after a few things happened that I didn’t agree with.

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FAQ from LocalColorArts.com

This domain (LocalColorArts.com) is for sale. I copied their ASCII Art FAQ. It may be repeated from information on Wikipedia, but it’s worth keeping around.

Ascii Art Information

ASCII art is a graphic design technique that uses computers for presentation and consists of pictures pieced together from the 95 printable (from a total of 128) characters defined by the ASCII Standard from 1963 and ASCII compliant character sets with proprietary extended characters (beyond the 128 characters of standard 7-bit ASCII).… Read the rest


ASCII AwardI found this on an old Tripod personal site. It also has two of my own ASCII art pictures, but my initials were gone. None of the art had artist initials left up. I don’t know where the award came from. I don’t remember seeing it before.

Clip Art Guide Application for About.com

I’ve just applied for the Clip Art topic at About.com. It would be great to get in and start promoting clip art and getting more people making their own graphics and even drawing.

Here is what I sent for my application. If nothing else, I like to remember what I wrote. :

I tend to draw clip art rather than write about it.

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