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April 18, 2007 9:26 AM   Subscribe

Etch-a-Sketch art by etchy, Flickr set; by Michael McNevin; by Wanderline. D.I.Y. Brainwave Etch-a-Sketch. How it works.
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posted by nickyskye at 9:26 AM on April 18, 2007


Cool. At first glance I thought the man in the moon was an angry, aggressive squid.
posted by Wolfdog at 9:29 AM on April 18, 2007


oops, his name is etcha', not etchy.
posted by nickyskye at 9:31 AM on April 18, 2007


I've become quite prodigious since receiving a small Etch-a-Sketch in my xmas stocking a few years back. When I'm home I'll try to must a few photos together. I usually take requests and whip something up in a few minutes. My favourites are Egyptian sceneries because of the challenge doing the pyramids.
posted by furtive at 9:32 AM on April 18, 2007


These are delightful.
posted by roll truck roll at 9:35 AM on April 18, 2007


Off-topic, but is there any reason why Flickr is so damned slow? Whenever anybody posts a Flickr link, I always feel dread, because I know I'll have to wait 10-20 seconds for absolutely anything to happen.
posted by humblepigeon at 9:37 AM on April 18, 2007


Web 2.0xSlower.
posted by Wolfdog at 9:38 AM on April 18, 2007 [1 favorite]


Sweet nickyskye! You are my fpp neighbor.
posted by vronsky at 10:11 AM on April 18, 2007


I'll favorite yours if you'll favorite mine, wink wink nudge nudge.
posted by vronsky at 10:21 AM on April 18, 2007


You flirt you, naughty vronsky. I favorited yours ;-) most sincerely and it's nice to be close to you, if only on the blue.
posted by nickyskye at 10:32 AM on April 18, 2007


For some reason the more angular ones are more impressive to me. The portraits are generally just unsettling.

Then again, I think if I managed to draw two diagonal lines parallel to each other on an etch-a-sketch, the theme to "Rocky" would start booming from the sky.
posted by churl at 11:02 AM on April 18, 2007


I used to work with Keith Drake, linked above as "Wanderline". For our first wedding anniversary a few years ago, I commissioned him to do an Etch-a-Sketch rendering of one of our favorite photographs from the wedding. He did a kick ass job. Keith is a good guy, and very talented.
posted by geneablogy at 11:46 AM on April 18, 2007


Whoops. I meant the portraits are generally just unsettling. (fixed link)
posted by churl at 4:52 PM on April 18, 2007


If you find yourself in a prisoner of war camp, and you can grab one from the recreation hall, you can improvise an explosive and blow your way out: potassium chlorate 50%, sulfur 25%, aluminum dust 25%.
posted by StickyCarpet at 4:55 PM on April 18, 2007


That is so cool - did I miss the part where etcha said how he "drains" the etch-a-sketches so he can keep the image permanently?

When I was a kid I used to fill up my etch-a-sketch with straight lines, so I could eventually see the little pointy thing that drew the lines. Then I would shake it, and start again.
posted by pinky at 7:46 AM on April 19, 2007


> did I miss the part where etcha said how he "drains" the etch-a-sketches so he can keep the image permanently?
Just drill a small hole in the back and pour out the contents. More info.
posted by churl at 11:04 AM on April 20, 2007


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