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
I have a design in my head, mostly. This is a much simpler version of it.
I had planned to make a wreath of maple leaves for Canada Day this year. But, it is not taking shape quickly enough. On the plus side, I have a head start on it for next Canada Day. Here is what I finished today. Something to celebrate the low point of 2020. I hope they stop dragging this on!… Read the rest
The images are close to the order I made them in. The last new Canada Day themed art I made was the row of maple leaves at the end of the post.
RJ City Makes Coffee in His Underwear. A wrestler (professional) and actor (do you remember Splatalot?) with a YouTube talk channel. Featuring himself in his underwear, chatting, sometimes with other people.
Made this for fun. Happy Monday!
I’ve been working on a shark for awhile. It was difficult to get the curves and straights to flow into each other and not having it look more like a dolphin than a shark. I like this as an end result. Perfect? No, but its pretty good. A tribute to our Canadian filmmaker, Rob Stewart.
Sharkwater Extinction – Rob Stewart
April is the month the Canadian Cancer Society has their daffodil campaign for donations. I made this daffodil pin in ASCII art. (Sent it to the Society, will see if I get a reply).
Addendum: No reply from the Cancer Society. A bit disappointing but… they wouldn’t know how much trial and error I went through to get those daffodil petals to look like 6 pointed petals and not too greatly resemble a pinwheel.
I Make my own ASCII Art. So Can You.
Start by looking down at your keyboard. The typical keyboard has every character (letter and punctuation mark) that you need to make your own ASCII art. Anything not already on that keyboard is not used for ASCII art. If you use extra characters you’re making ANSI art.… Read the rest
Making ASCII Art with Fixed Width, Sans-Serif Fonts.
I’ve been making ASCII art since 1998. I’m a great fan of the FixedSys font. It is a monospace font which works very well for illustrating with text. The individual characters are plain and straight up and down, without many flourishes. (Plain fonts, without flourishes are called sans-serif).… Read the rest