http://www.apress.ru/pages/bg/bgasci13.zip
http://mazaika.tripod.com/
http://screenshot.lockergnome.com/bg_ascii.png

{Interactive ASCII graphic tool} Put on your artist's cap and
give
this imagination-swirling sucker a spin. GIFs and JPEGs are so
1995. ASCII art is timeless. And what about colored ASCII art?

Pixia v1.9a [2.9M] W9x/NT/2k FREE
http://www.ab.wakwak.com/~knight/pix19ae.exe
http://www.ab.wakwak.com/~knight/
http://screenshot.lockergnome.com/pixia.png

{Digital painting and retouching} Ancient Chinese secret, eh? Oh
wait, this software actually came from Japan. It's called Pixia,
and it... is awesome. It's an editor that was designed
specifically with full-color images in mind.