I should be working on ASCII art ideas. I’d feel less down but… its hard to start. I made the mistake of looking at other ASCII art, comparing my own abilities and projects. That tends to be good and bad. Good to see more/ other people working in ASCII art and I really like seeing what they accomplish, sometimes even finding new ideas and ways to make my own projects.… Read the rest
I read about Frisson Comics on the Broken Pencil website this week. They are looking for submissions/ contributions for a folk horror zine. I had to read about folk horror, it wasn’t a phrase I have heard before. But, it turned out to be a genre of horror I have always liked, without knowing it had a name.… Read the rest
I’ve been working on the Northern Lights (aurora borealis). But, it isn’t working out yet. This is not what I hoped for, not even close considering all the ideas I have tried. This is much smaller and overly simple than other ideas I have worked on. But, I’m ready for a break, fresh inspiration, or at least a chance to regroup.… 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
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.
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
This post was originally posted to Squidoo while I was writing there. That site was closed in 2014.
Maybe you have seen ASCII art and didn’t know what it was.
I make pictures using my computer keyboard – the characters of the keyboard, the text letters, punctuation marks and the numbers too. I enjoy ASCII art.… Read the rest
Unfortunately, I can not find the original source I read for this idea and my image showing how I did get it to work is also lost due to moving my site around and losing post content. So, this post is a bit of a bust now. It should work but somehow I’m not getting it to load with the ASCII art in the alt description.… Read the rest
Rebus Puzzles, Wordies, Visual Puns, Pictogram Puzzles and Descriptive ASCII
I’ve seen this kind of insight puzzle several times over the years but if I knew the correct name for it I had forgotten. They are called Rebus Puzzles, also known as Wordies. In searching for more of these online I have found them called a variety of names: visual puns, pictogram puzzles and Descriptive ASCII.… Read the rest
I read a post in I’m Just a Big Fish in a Big Pond, about having your content stolen and what you can do to try blocking this. There really isn’t all that much you can do. People block right clicking on their blog to try keeping anyone from saving their graphics. But this doesn’t really work.… Read the rest