Dragon ASCII Text Art


I began making my own ASCII Art in 1998 on Usenet. We had a good group of ASCII artists and those who just enjoyed seeing the creations on alt.ascii-art. You can still read the old newsgroups, now part of Google Groups.

I don't remember what my very first ASCII art creation was. I know it was disappointing. I wanted to create something beautiful and elegant. Instead it was choppy looking and clunky. But, I didn't give up. Thanks to the others in the group who didn't let me think I couldn't do it.

After awhile I began making ASCII art dragons. These were not big dragons and they were not quite the dragons I wanted to create. I had planned to make more of them but, life changes and the ASCII art dragons got left on a back burner. I may yet work on finishing them. I had planned to create ASCII art dragons for each holiday, at least one a month.

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Noah 2 years ago

Absolutely amazing. I love dragons and ascii art! Thanks for these.

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That Grrl 3 years ago from Barrie, Ontario, Canada Author

Thank you. Glad you came for a look. I've been trying to find the time to do more with all the ASCII art I've collected. I even bought a domain to set it up on but... there just aren't enough hours in the day.

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mts1098 3 years ago from InsideTheManCave

Simply amazing...what a talent...cheers

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That Grrl 4 years ago from Barrie, Ontario, Canada Author

It wasn't until this year that I heard about ASCII art made with other software. I knew there were various fixed width fonts but had not heard about the Amiga, PETSCII and other systems. Did you keep your Amiga art? I've kept most of mine, though a few have been lost along the way.

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nifwlseirff 4 years ago from Villingen Schwenningen, Germany

And here it is year of the dragon again!

I could never successfully switch to non-Amiga ascii art (a different set of characters), and there were too many other demands on my time once the Amiga finally died.

Dragons painted in text still draw me in!

Alex 5 years ago

Wow, nice dragons.

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