Copy and paste text faces you like. You can now even create your own text faces! If you're into text faces - this is like heaven on Internet.
Make your own text emoticon with symbols
What makes people great painters, great actors, or great poets?
It's definitely not an easy question, but no, I'm not trying to confuse you and say that they all use text faces. (─‿‿─) Even as for great writers, most only use plain text. If a poet is making a book where he wants to display some body language visually, he usually would hire a painter to paint some scenes and do an even better job than smileys would. But think about an occasion when you're texting a message to someone. Or writing a "status" update. Hiring a visual artist is definitely not the practical thing to do mundanely.
Only read this after you have figured out the answer for yourself. Maybe, it's different from mine and I don't want to impose my view of things upon you. But the concept I see there is making others genuinely feel as you will them to. And making people emotionally understand others in new ways is an art. It shouldn't come at you as a trivial task. Great artists do it, great artists, like scientists, discover new ways and tools to do it, it's an art.
The concept is what metters. Instruments that musicians play are different. But the tune is in your mind and your hands, not inside the tool you use to play it.
Make your own lenny faces, also called kawaii faces, kaomoji, text faces, or emoji using symbols, or copy and paste from a list of the best one line text art lenny faces, frown faces, look of disapproval smileys, crying smiley faces, etc. These text faces are produced with special text symbols. Use them to destroy ambiguity and help your friends experience your text as you intend them to. Have fun!