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Being an Etch A Sketch artist on Instagram
....or really any kind of artist, for that matter. 

Thanks Instagram for inspiring my newest impromptu self-portrait! :love:
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Etch A Donut
This year donut day lands on my 2 year anniversary of taking up full-time self-appointed Etch A Sketch royalty. Thanks for being a part of my journey so far!
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Van Gogh's Bedroom Etch A Sketch
This morning I rendered Van Gogh's bedroom ~live on TV~ on Good Day Chicago! In one hour!!!

I am not one to gush about my work, but man am I so happy with how this turned out, considering I only had an hour to knock this one out. I'm so pleased with it that I plan to preserve it and make it available for purchase soon. :la:

EDIT: Updated the main file and spent a few hours preserving/retouching the line work in this image. It is now available for sale, both as an original rendition and as a print. Check it out here: 

www.etsy.com/listing/590236476


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pikajane
Jane Labowitch (Princess Etch)
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
I am a graduate of the American Academy of Art in Chicago with a BFA in Illustration. Besides my illustrative work, I also do Etch A Sketch art. This has become my full-time job!

I also doodle! It's a borderline compulsive artistic endeavor of mine. I work on my doodles whenever I have pockets of time to work with--waiting in line, sitting in lectures, riding the transit, etc. I also like working on them at my desk at home, while listening to music.

I am truly thankful for all the support I have received here on dA!

If you would like to contact me, please either send me a note, drop me a comment, or if you prefer to send me an email, you may contact me at jane@princessetch.com. I am most likely to respond to business inquiries quickly via email than through here on dA. Thank you!
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My oh my, how time flies!!!

I am so so excited to announce in this journal entry that I have finally, finally accomplished the major goal that I had set about doing back in 2012, when I first received a creative grant from DeviantArt. What was that goal precisely? Feel free to read about my original intentions in the grant recipient announcement journal here:

Announcing our Creative Grants recipients!Congratulations to our first-ever Creative Grants recipients!
We're proud to announce that this round's Creative Grants recipients have been chosen! Our Creative Grants Board, comprised of Mollinda, TanyaSimoneSimpson, and vayabobo, diligently reviewed the applications, and from their top choices, we have determined this round's recipients.  What better day to announce these projects than on deviantART's big 12th birthday celebration?
These talented artists are passionate about their projects, and they've already accomplished so much in their communities without outside funding. We can't wait to see how they flourish after receiving their Creative Grants!
Full Moon Art Appreciation
By dogsofeternity from Dallas, TX
Austin Craver, aka dogsofeternity, has been running an art gallery space in Texas for


In summary, my goal was to create a life-size skeleton, using only Etch A Sketches as my canvas. A project of this nature has never been tackled by anyone, and I was excited to be the first to step into new territory and pursue a series of this size.

I will link two journal entries here explaining the many bumps in the road on the way to accomplishing this behemoth of a task. Read them here:

The Skeleton project is DONE!!! (Part 1)Greetings fellow deviants!!! As a few of you old-timers might be aware, a few years ago (uh about . . . 4 years ago to be more precise) I was offered a DeviantArt Creative Grant!!! You can read more about it here:

So here's the deal. 4 years, ago, I received this wonderful grant to pursue the largest and most ambitious project I have ever done on Etch A Sketch - a full-sized rendition of a skeleton. What I will be talking about going forward is definitely not an excuse for why it took me FOUR YEARS to see this project to the end, but I hope it will make sense of the whole situation. I cannot apologize enough for my lateness in seeing this project to the end.
I keep prefacing this before getting into the meat of the story, but please bear with me! I'd like to take this last opportunity to sincerely THANK everyone at DeviantArt who was amazing enough to consider and fund this project. And I cannot thank the staff at DeviantArt enough for never breathing down my
The Skeleton project is DONE!!! (Part 2)For those who have not read part 1, check it out here:

Thanks to everyone who is caught up on my (mis)adventures in taking on ridiculously ambitious projects! As promised, this entry will be on a positive note. I wanted to begin the entry by sharing take 1 and take 2 of the skull portion of the skeletal installation:

So so much has changed between these two renditions. I hardly know where to begin!
I suppose it's a good idea to start with how I even got around to unearthing this project. A few months ago I was presented with the opportunity to teach a workshop and show my work at SoHo House Chicago, and I mentioned that I was thinking about creating a life-size skeleton on a series of Etch A Sketches. The people in charge of organizing the event were over the moon about this idea, and asked me on multiple occasions if the skeleton would be ready in time for the workshop. This opportunity presented me with som


I left things off in part two by stating that I was just wrapped up with finishing the renditions, and I was about to photograph and clean them up to present the series to the world digitally. That step of the process is complete, and you can see a digital mock-up of the final rendition here:

Skeleton Etch A Sketch by pikajane

This one step of the process alone took so many hours to get just right. And I am so sublimely happy with how the digital version turned out! See the thumbnail above for details regarding prints for sale, etc.

After finishing the mock-up, I was tasked with determining how I would go about showcasing this rendition in a public venue. My end goal for the dA Creative Grant was to showcase this in a gallery setting, so my next step was to figure out how to best protect the series so that it could be safely displayed in a professional way. So I spent more than $500 to get the 11 Etch A Sketches custom framed. And I must say - it was worth every penny!!! When I look at the final installation, I can't help but beam with pride. I created this, I put my love into every step of the process, and now it is complete and ready to be shown to the world.

And the first place I have had the honor of showcasing it is at ArtPrize, the world's largest art competition!!! It takes place in my home state of Michigan. My entry was accepted this year and is currently on display in Grand Rapids. I filmed a video once installation was complete, and you can watch it here.



See the YouTube video for details regarding ArtPrize, and if you find yourself in the Grand Rapids area, feel free to vote for my entry by following this link here:

www.artprize.org/65956

Finally, I want to wrap up this entry by thanking everyone at DeviantArt that I have worked with in regards to the Creative Grant program for their ridiculous patience and generosity in helping me to make this project possible. (Shout-out to :iconayame-kenoshi:!!!) Not only did they provide this special grant for me back in 2012, but they never once breathed down my neck to check up on my progress or pressure me to rush completion. It is thanks to their patience and trust in me that I was able to make this series everything I could possibly make it. I am so thankful for their trust in me. Especially because there were definitely times where I doubted my own abilities! This project took over 4 years to complete and over 5 until I was able to have it on public display, which absolutely demolished their originally quoted deadlines for what they were hoping grant recipients would accomplish.
  • Listening to: pLasterbrain | Modal Shanghai
  • Reading: Thomas Dolby - The Speed of Sound
  • Watching: dank meme videos
  • Playing: Yu-Gi-Oh! Eternal Duelist Soul
  • Eating: soft foods - recently had my widsom teeth removed
  • Drinking: water

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pikajane has started a donation pool!
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I am starting a donation pool so I can start buying prints of other artists on DA! I would also love to start supporting other contests, etc.

Etch a sketch commissions are individually priced now, and can be further discussed by sending me a note.

ALSO...please check out the waiting list by scrolling down my page. JUST SO YOU KNOW...I am a busy, busy person. You won't be getting your piece in a very short time frame. Not only do I have a job and go to art school full time, but I happen to have a social life as well.
With that in mind, I find that I do not have as much time or inclination to do commissions as before. I am working on selling my physical work, but if you are still interested in commissioning me, please do send a note!

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MpCapRuby101 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I have never seen a Etche a Sketch Artist
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theIrishRover Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice! I've never seen anyone who can master the Etch A Sketch (I know I sure can't) You earned a watch :D
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pikajane Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2017  Professional General Artist
thanks!
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theIrishRover Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome!
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TheMrMayo Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
I might be late to say Happy Birthday to you, but I do hope your wishes come true! Keep on etch a sketch'n!
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pikajane Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much! You made your comment just in the nick of time :)
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DingDongAnalog Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
A little bit too late for this, but Happy Birthday!
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pikajane Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2017  Professional General Artist
Not too late in the Central time zone - you made it just under the wire :) thanks!
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DingDongAnalog Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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rocket721 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
happy bday!
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