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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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Given 2007-07-09
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 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello :wave:
You have been featured in #ArtHistoryProject's Inspiring Digital Artworks article.
Have a nice day :huggle:
psyskin Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008
great piece. im not that new-skool but this piece deserves an exception to be made :sherlock:
psyskin Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008
great piece. im not that new-skool but this piece deserves an exception to be made :sherlock:
isabellesyndrome Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2007
Uff este me gusta bastante!! No tienes asi de Trent Reznor?
Empiric Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2007
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 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome, really good use of various shades/gray values of characters not to mention their shape.
Master work.
SCriBu Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007
strikingly round bubbles :)
TwoTabsOfRaphael Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007
i love!
owrflow Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007
The edges are well made but shading is a bit flat. not that i can do any better...
jSepia Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2007
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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