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Articuno etch a sketch

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:iconpoke-fanclub: is currently doing its holiday poke-swap, and I was excited that I finally signed up in time to do it!

I had the honor of making a piece for :iconhollowzero:.
Though he listed a few pokemon, I hope he does not mind that I only etched one! There had to be a Christmas/winter theme to it, and I guess I took the cheap way out by choosing Articuno from his list of favorites.
After experimenting with a few poses, I ended up locking into this one because it is a good display of his wing span. It was inspired by a reference image I found of a bird online. The background mountains was also loosely based off an internet reference. The ice beam/aurora beam was based off how I imagine it might look. I am glad I made it on an angle because I feel as though it was more interesting that way.

This is one of my favorites of all the pokemon I've ever etched. I am really happy with how this turned out! I hope you agree as well!~ It took about an hour and a half to make.

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Image size
2686x2187px 2.49 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
SAMSUNG
Model
SAMSUNG ES55 / VLUU ES55 / SAMSUNG SL102
Shutter Speed
1/38 second
Aperture
F/4.3
Focal Length
10 mm
ISO Speed
120
Date Taken
Jan 7, 2012, 5:47:27 AM
Software
901301
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SansTheSenpai's avatar
lemme just...
SHAKESHAKESHAKE
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TPrincessZeldaHobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really good! I never thought such amazing images could be done on an etch-a-sketch. I only ever manage squares upon squares on the etch-a-sketch.
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Pinkey-pie-69Student General Artist
Woah! This is awesome! The best I can do on an Etch-a-Sketch is draw an awkward hill with a stick figure on it. Also I love Pokemon, so props for that too.
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HOLY MOLY! I will never ever be able to make something like that with etch a sketch. Dude great job with this, keep it going on :)
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M9314Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredible job! I tried to etch a sketch a portrait and it came out looking like a brand muffin. lol. Fantastic work.
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pikajaneProfessional General Artist
lol thank you!
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InnocentLittleWolfHobbyist General Artist
Holy crap! I wonder, were there any points where you'd gotten really far, only to make a mistake and had to start all over? O.o
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pikajaneProfessional General Artist
Yes! It's pretty rare, but it has happened. Thankfully I can usually cover up smaller mistakes, and erase parts of an etch a sketch image by tilting it sideways. But every now and then, even though I am really far into a piece, things just don't work out and I have to start over.

There have been a couple times where I have accidentally dropped the etch a sketch when I was almost finished with the drawing. I feel like it would be the equivalent of watching your drawing spontaneously combust.
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InnocentLittleWolfHobbyist General Artist
I think I would scream. :pissedoff: That's gotta suck.=-= But they come out so nice, I'm glad you keep at it. :clap:
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DevilKnight292Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It always astounds me when people make such clean, precise curves and diagonals with an Etch-a-Sketch. I have to commend your skill.
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pikajaneProfessional General Artist
thank you!
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Capt-RogersHobbyist Photographer
Wow :O
Graffitiartist52's avatar
I love it!!! Arcticuno is my favorite legendary bird!!!!
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neosapian6Student Artist
I did not think this was humanely possible ._. I stand corrected.
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lookaslowpokeStudent General Artist
HYPERRRBEAAAMMM
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LiremaHobbyist General Artist
How do you do that/draw that? :O_o: This is amazing :D
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This looks absolutely fantastic! GREAT job on this! I can only dream of making things like this on an Etch-a-Sketch! xD
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BlizzardTheArticunoHobbyist Digital Artist
HOLY SHIT DUDE thats dedication
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0098-09352494342Student Digital Artist
ببخشید من نمی فهمم چی شده ؟؟؟؟
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Nintendude88Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very much awesome!
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WHOA THAT LOOKS SO COOL 8-)
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That is quite possibly the most kickass thing I've ever seen. :iconcheerplz:
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pikajaneProfessional General Artist
thank you so much!!!
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