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Articuno etch a sketch

By pikajane
: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 details
Image size
2686x2187px 2.49 MB
Shutter Speed
1/38 second
Focal Length
10 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Jan 7, 2012, 5:47:27 AM
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StormySpark's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star: Overall
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It is hard to find good art now a days I do have to say that! Many people say it would be easy to simply draw, paint, even spray their art! But you, you show amazing talent with one of the hardest things to do art on! I have used these before and yes I have pulled off some pretty amazing boxes with them but wow, you have a true power here and I believe you deserve to be famous and you should earn real money for you hard work. But man You have AWESOME skills with a etch a sketch some that even masters of art could never even attempt to pull off! You have a gift, use it wisely! XD
AnimaEevee's avatar
:star::star::star::star: Overall
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I've never seen anybody use an Etch a Sketch to do a real work of art! This is truly amazing. This isn't the best Articuno I've seen, but, you've done a really cool thing. I'd love to see so much more! I can not use an Etch a Sketch to do anything like this. I say this is great job and I hope that some day you will be able to sell an Etch a Sketch with one of your works of art on it. You are freaking amazing, keep striving to make your etches better and better.

PS: I love the mountains!
pikajane's avatar
thank you for your kind and thoughtful critique!
SansTheSenpai's avatar
lemme just...
TPrincessZelda's avatar
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.
Pinkey-pie-69's avatar
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.
gigaiDX's avatar
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 :)
M9314's avatar
Incredible job! I tried to etch a sketch a portrait and it came out looking like a brand muffin. lol. Fantastic work.
pikajane's avatar
lol thank you!
InnocentLittleWolf's avatar
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
pikajane's avatar
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.
InnocentLittleWolf's avatar
I think I would scream. :pissedoff: That's gotta suck.=-= But they come out so nice, I'm glad you keep at it. :clap:
DevilKnight292's avatar
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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Graffitiartist52's avatar
I love it!!! Arcticuno is my favorite legendary bird!!!!
neosapian6's avatar
I did not think this was humanely possible ._. I stand corrected.
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Lirema's avatar
How do you do that/draw that? :O_o: This is amazing :D
AuraKnight95's avatar
This looks absolutely fantastic! GREAT job on this! I can only dream of making things like this on an Etch-a-Sketch! xD
BlizzardTheArticuno's avatar
HOLY SHIT DUDE thats dedication
0098-09352494342's avatar
ببخشید من نمی فهمم چی شده ؟؟؟؟
Nintendude88's avatar
very much awesome!
dsrboljub's avatar
very beautiful
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