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Artist Draws Impressive Recreations of Iconic Paintings on an Etch A Sketch

Georges Seurat Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte

Georges Seurat Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte
A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat

Chicago artist Jane Labowitch (a.k.a. “Princess Etch A Sketch“) does an amazing job of recreating iconic paintings from history on an Etch A Sketch. Signed prints of Jane’s Etch A Sketch drawings are available to purchase from her Etsy store.

I started playing with an Etch A Sketch when I was 4. Growing up I’d visit my grandma’s house on weekends. I played with my Etch A Sketch there because my grandma restricted my TV watching. In retrospect, I am really thankful that I wasn’t allowed to watch TV so much because it was during those weekends of boredom that I began to hone my skill. I played with my Etch A Sketch so much that I got used to the mechanics, and I got to the point to where I didn’t have to think about which way the knobs made the stylus on the screen move. In a sense, I became fluent in a language.

Van Gogh Starry Night
The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh

Leonardo Da Vinci Mona Lisa
Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci

Michelangelo Creation of Adam Hands
The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo

Bedroom in Arles Van Gogh
Bedroom in Arles by Vincent van Gogh

images via PrincessEtchasketch

via Chicagoist, Adventures of Yoo, My Modern Met

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This post was written by Justin Page and published May 16, 2016 on Laughing Squid.

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