ASCII Art for Holidays and Events

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

Christmas Angels in ASCII Text Art

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

Japanese ASCII Text Art: Shift JIS

I used to label all the Japanese ASCII art as ANSI art and just click on by. It was a snobby attitude, but I was trying to keep the standards of ASCII art – which is so often confused or cheated on with ANSI art and assorted other versions of text art which don’t stick to the standard keyboard characters, no frills.… Read the rest

Respect ASCII Artists Campaign

Respect ASCII Artists Campaign
Most ASCII artists will tag their ASCII¬†creation¬†with their initials. This is not just about signing your art, it shows who created the art – the original artist. If someone else colours the art, or modifies it in any other way, the artist initials need to be kept with it. Anyone modifying art can add their initials and a note about what they had done to the original art.… 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

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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