ASCII Squid I did 2 years ago or so. Not too bad.
love the squid and shading nice!(:
Amazing. Seriously, this is definently one of the best block-style ASCII-pieces I've ever seen! Very nice shading, great character!
I drew it using a mouse in a program called ASCII Art Studio. It's still text, but it didn't require that much skill compared to 'true' ASCII art you can find in the 'scene'.
I am intrigued by this ASCII technique that resembles pixel art! Are you just working at an extremely high resolution so that blocks of text look like pixels of color when zoomed out?