Etch A Sketch
Contest Directions: Ohio Statehouse features an interesting exhibition this February - 56 art pieces created with Etch-A-Sketch. All 56 pieces framed in the famous red-plastic borders were created by Tim George, aka "Mr. Etch A Sketch", whose motto is "Shake my hand, not my work." Many pieces are the portraits of American presidents. The artist said each piece takes about 15 hours and he likes to do it in one sitting with only bathroom breaks.
Photoshop Etch-A-Sketch any way you wish. Some examples are - merging Etch-A-Sketch with some objects or animals, creating art with it, finding alternative uses for Etch-A-Sketch, showing them in movie posters and paintings, etc.
This gallery only contains our top 22 selections from its parent contest Etch-A-Sketch. All 26 contest pictures can be viewed here.
  • Etch-A-Sketch Girl Portrait

    Etch-A-Sketch Girl Portrait
  • Etch-A-Sketch iPod

    Etch-A-Sketch iPod
  • Etch-A-Sketch Ice Age

    Etch-A-Sketch Ice Age
  • Etch-A-Sketch iPhone

    Etch-A-Sketch iPhone
  • Etch-A-Sketch Magritte Painting

    Etch-A-Sketch Magritte Painting
  • Etch-A-Sketch Guitar

    Etch-A-Sketch Guitar
  • Etch-A-Sketch at Museum

    Etch-A-Sketch at Museum
  • Etch-A-Sketch Stained Glass Window

    Etch-A-Sketch Stained Glass Window
  • Etch-A-Sketch in Metal Statue

    Etch-A-Sketch in Metal Statue
  • Etch-A-Sketch Caravaggio Painting

    Etch-A-Sketch Caravaggio Painting
  • Etch-A-Sketch GPS

    Etch-A-Sketch GPS
  • Etch-A-Sketch Escher Hand

    Etch-A-Sketch Escher Hand
  • Escher Drawing Hands Etch-A-Sketch

    Escher Drawing Hands Etch-A-Sketch
  • George Bush with Etch-A-Sketch Osama Bin Laden Portrait

    George Bush with Etch-A-Sketch Osama Bin Laden Portrait
  • Etch-A-Sketch Basketball Dunk

    Etch-A-Sketch Basketball Dunk
  • Etch-A-Sketch Pyramids

    Etch-A-Sketch Pyramids
  • Golden Etch-A-Sketch

    Golden Etch-A-Sketch
  • Etch-A-Sketch Shot with a Gun

    Etch-A-Sketch Shot with a Gun
  • Scarlett Johansson Etch-A-Sketch Self Portrait

    Scarlett Johansson Etch-A-Sketch Self Portrait
  • Etch-A-Sketch Shrek

    Etch-A-Sketch Shrek
  • Etch-A-Sketch Nuclear Launch Code

    Etch-A-Sketch Nuclear Launch Code
  • Mona Lisa on an Etch-A-Sketch

    Mona Lisa on an Etch-A-Sketch
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This contest is fueled by the following news: An Etch-A-Sketch is a developing game. It presents itself an air tight closed box, which is closed from the top with a glass. Inside the box there is aluminum powder and a metallic cursor on two axes, the acute end of which is pressed to the glass. The control with the cursor is made with the help of two handles, movable horizontally and vertically. During movement with the cursor on the screen, covered with the adhered aluminum powder, the picture appears in the form of dark lines on the silver background (on account of the erasable powder from the glass). “Discard” games are presented by shaking (or turning over) the screen, after which the aluminum powder totally covers the previous picture. The game was created by Arthur Grandzyan in the middle of the 20th century (he named it as L'Ecran Magique in French, a magical screen). Successively the rights of the game were sold to the company Ohio Art, which named it in English as Etch A Sketch. In 1960 the game was released in massive production. Especially the game gained popularity in the USA. The game appeared in the 1980s in Eastern Europe as the name “Magical Screen”. The production was done without the right from the franchisor. After personal computers became widely used the game essentially decreased in popularity .

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Contest Info

  • Started: 2/17/2008 06:00
  • Ended: 2/19/2008 06:20
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 22
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
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