Discovery of ASCII Art
Well, I saw my first ASCII Art picture in 1994. It was
Meriday in the morning
by Mike Jittlov. I became interested and while surfing the net looked out for more ASCII pictures.
Very soon I found the Usenet group alt.ascii-art.
Impressed by the creativity and activity of the participants I stayed tuned. Two years later
I already had a quite large collection of ASCII pictures. Up to that point I had not dared to try it myself but
finally I did open a (DOS) text editor and started typing. It was rather difficult
at first but
after a while I became faster in creating ASCII drawings and more content with the result.
Almost all ASCII Art pictures by me can be found in my
Gallery. I have also used some of my drawings to illustrate
my Dictionary's pages here and there.
They are all rather big drawings but, apart
from that, they should give you a good impression of the kind of ASCII
art I do.
For this example picture called
Tshilp, created in June 2001,
there is a `the making of' movie in which
you can watch me drawing this picture.
Starting with an empty canvas,
every move is shown step by step until the finished picture emerges.