A Little More Fashionable

When you feel really backwards and out of sorts with yourself, its a good time to look for how-to guides for things you think you already know how to do. Or, to take your own advice and just do something differently.

This character is more fashionable than the old one I’ve been using, but she doesn’t still feel like me.… Read the rest

The Mohawk Church in Ontario

Mohawk Chruch, Ontario
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

Christmas Candy Canes in ASCII Text Art

ASCII art candy canes are deceptive. To make the right round shape for the cane takes a little fussing to make it look right and smooth in shape. Then the candy cane stripes. You either create a candy cane on an angle, so you can use straight lines for the stripes. Or, you figure out how to make your candy stripes fit on an angle with the right space between each.… Read the rest

How to Make ASCII Art Pictures with Keyboard Keys

I make ASCII art. I started in 1998 and I still take time to type out a picture now and then. Usually, the holidays inspire me to get creative with the keyboard. Making art is a nice change from using the keyboard to type out word and sentences.
How to Make ASCII Art Pictures with Keyboard Keys

Finding Notepad on a Windows Computer

Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> Notepad

Click Start or the Windows graphic at the bottom left on your computer.… Read the rest

How Do you Make Emoticons (and Smileys)?

How Do you Make Emoticons (and Smileys)?Emoticons, also known as smileys, are used to convey emotion in your writing. They are a great way to use text in an otherwise flat email. Emoticons can also show when you are teasing versus being serious.

Making emoticons is as simple as typing anything else on your keyboard. Look down there at your fingers, find the characters, press and release.… Read the rest

You Don’t Need an ASCII Art Generator

Don’t be afraid to make your own ASCII art. Of course it won’t look just as you imagine, or want, right away. Mine didn’t. There are still ideas I start working on and end up deleting because they just aren’t working out. If something still has hope, I keep it. The point is, don’t get discouraged too easily.… Read the rest

Tracing Images to Make ASCII Art

Some ideas are complicated to work out where to start, how to get the angle right, and then how big the image/ picture will end up being. I try to think of ways to make it easier. Less science, more art.

Tracing Images to Make ASCII Art

How to Make ASCII Art by Tracing Digital Images

I got the idea to try making ASCII art by tracing an image.… Read the rest

What is the process of making ASCII art?

Quoted from my answer on Quora:

I open Notepad (on a Windows PC) and start working on an idea. It’s like a puzzle to fit the characters together in a way that creates an image.

Some inspiration comes from searching for images or those I find. I look for clean lines so it will be easier to adjust when I need to figure out the spaces, characters, slopes for lines, and so on.

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