My entry to the ASCII compo held at Blockparty 2008. I wanted to do something quirky that I enjoyed drawing instead of focusing on getting votes. So, as a result I only placed #4 (my previous track record on U.S. parties was #3, #1, #3), but winning wasn't my goal this time.
This is actually the first time I make an ASCII version of a painting of mine. The original "Meriseepra" I painted in acrylics for my little sister for Christmas 2007 (I think). I'm not even sure if I have a picture of it.
My boyfriend commented that the stripes are not very zebra-like, but I wasn't trying to make something "realistic" (obviously), but more like surreal naivism (I wonder if this would qualify as "pop surrealism"?). The original stripes were even less realistic. Personally I'm especially fond of the ridges, and the cat-like tail.