This tiny free program http://sourceforge.net/projects/ascgen2/ produces a photo in text plus it permits a choice of font and letters. Experiments create a plethora of style and color with your favorite font. Some photos translate better than others and it's always fun to see what transpires.
It works very well with faces, but I thought I'd try this particular piece which is the text version of the watercolor painting header. I used the default parameters.
Isn't this a perfect touch of magic?
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