How to Make a Lotus Flower with Keyboard Characters

by Robert Kingsley ; Updated September 28, 2017

The art of combining simple keyboard characters together to make an image is referred to as ASCII art. Examples of this artistic style can be found as early as the 1960s. While typing out images using the keyboard can be time-consuming, the result will be worth the wait. Including a simple ASCII lotus in a text file can add a fun and artistic touch that will be well appreciated by the file's recipient.

Open a text-editing application like Microsoft Word or Notepad. Select Arial as the font for your ASCII image.

Type " .=.A.=." and press "Enter." Make sure to include the 11 spaces before the text and to omit the quotation marks.

Type " .=./\ / \ /.=." and press "Enter."

Type " (-.'-; | | ;-'.-)" and press "Enter."

Type " \ \/ \/ /" and press "Enter."

Type " ; \ / ;" and press "Enter."

Type " | | | |" and press "Enter."

Type " ;,"-.-"-.-",;" and press "Enter."

Type " \/^\ /^\//" and press "Enter."

Type " \ ` /" and press "Enter."

Type " ',___,'" and press "Enter."

Type " \V//" and press "Enter."

Type " |||" and press "Enter." Repeat this line a total of three times to complete the stem of the newly blooming lotus flower.

Save your file to your hard drive. Copy and paste this text into a document to add your lotus flower.

About the Author

Robert Kingsley has been writing technical copy and procedural documents since 2007. He has years of experience with networking and hardware troubleshooting to help guide readers through their information technology-related issues. Kingsley received his associate's degree in computer networking systems from ITT Technical Institute in Woburn, Massachusetts.