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June 11, 2005
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Desespoir by jSepia Desespoir by jSepia
Désespoir is a french word that means desperation. It's written with an é, but DA doesn't let you use non-english letters in the title. I wanted to create something with bubbles, but I was going through a very stressing period, so I just couldn't draw rainbows and flowers. I wanted to represent that kind of moments when there are too many thoughts in your head, and you only want to give up and explode.

> I started this by filling my canvas with $'s, then deleting or replacing them as I went drawing. There are about 5~6 different sizes of bubbles, the rest are just copies that were edited a bit.

> This piece allowed me to improve my antialiasing a lot. I introduced new characters such as Q, 4 and |, that I rarely used before. I also tried to make gradients (although I don't like the way the look now), and I worked on human expressions.

> This time I won't use extended characters, I don't think I'll have time.

Do you want to know more about ASCII art?
> ASCII Art Tutorial by `diamondie
> Solid ASCII Art Tutorial by me

Edit: Changed the color from grey to white.

New edit: I made a quick comeback from the realm of the dead (inactive) to add the links to the tutorials. I hope you find them entertaining or even useful. Thanks a lot to `diamondie and ^patgroove for the feature. :) I hope both have a good time collaborating together to improve the text art gallery.
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The prefect start to a Monday. Fill a screen full of bucks and work for the value. Desespoir by ~jSepia is an emotion we spend all week working up to. ( Suggested by diamondie and Featured by lonnietaylor )
lintu47 Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello :wave:
You have been featured in #ArtHistoryProject's Inspiring Digital Artworks article.
Have a nice day :huggle:
great piece. im not that new-skool but this piece deserves an exception to be made :sherlock:
great piece. im not that new-skool but this piece deserves an exception to be made :sherlock:
Uff este me gusta bastante!! No tienes asi de Trent Reznor?
The O's in his hair look a little bit.. hm, off.. and there's one "bubble-thing" that looks a little oval..

But truly an amazing piece! Good job! :D
philho Jul 18, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome, really good use of various shades/gray values of characters not to mention their shape.
Master work.
strikingly round bubbles :)
The edges are well made but shading is a bit flat. not that i can do any better...
It's good that you pointed that out, I was on my early learning stage when I made that, and as of today, I still have a lot to learn. Thanks for the input!
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