Friday, April 11, 2008

313. Etch-A-Skull

Etch-A-Sketch Illustration. First attempt, drawn from life (though I guess that term is a bit ironic when talking about a skull, eh?). Yet another favorite childhood toy, my old one was used until it was destroyed, so I had to buy a new one for this (and was happy to discover they're exactly the same as I remember). I hadn't touched one in years, but the knob skills came back surprisingly quickly. Are these popular outside of the US?

20 comments:

emily said...

That is the most amazing etch-a-sketch drawing I have ever seen!!!

Suzanne Dargie said...

Oh yeah! They're known in the wilds of Canada too. I always found them really hard to work with. That's an amazing job you did!

Corbet said...

That's awesome!

rock-it said...

That's incredible!!

Åke said...

Back in Sweden I also had one of them, as a kid. After some years I smashed it to bits, just to see what was inside. Very intresting stuff there, my mother had to clean up the mess.
Cool drawing, by the way.

metalchick666 said...

This is awesome. I've only ever been able to make boxes and jagged lines with that damn toy.

Christiane said...

we had one back in the seventies. though, i don't know, if you could buy them in switzerland back then or if it was a present from someone who had been to the states.

b13 said...

PLEASE tell me you recorded this so that you can put it to the MISFITS "skulls" at time lapse speed. PRETTY PLEASE!

Mim said...

Wonderful, amazing, brilliant, awesome!

mj said...

that's very cool.

We have them here in the UK too. I always wanted one when I was a kid but alas, had to settle for a magnadoodle.

Russ said...

now I know why you were so damn tired last night

Nigel said...

This is one of my favorites since I started visiting your blog about two months ago.

igor said...

this might be the most impressive skull yet...
i think you should redo it filming the whole thing... it would make an amazing video...

j said...

amazing!
know it must have taken a million years!

mucho mucho skill!

Tatman said...

Wow! The best thing I could ever draw was a set of stairs. This rocks!

smashing blouse said...

Excellent. How long did this take to complete?

Elin said...

holy crap. this is reeeeeeeeeeeally good.

The Lone Beader said...

This must have taken forever!

Another Limited Rebellion said...

Thanks everyone. It took around two hours, which was happily shorter than I expected!
And sorry, I didn't film it, maybe next time...

Kim said...

That looks so awesome! I think I may have played with one of these once or twice as a child, but I never owned one (despite Canadian grandparents who loved giving me toys). Not sure what the prevalence status in Australia is, sorry... :P