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Cyber Monday print sale woohoo! by pikajane
Cyber Monday print sale woohoo!
Hey everyone, happy Cyber Monday! It's been a minute, eh? Well, I figured I'd let all of you know about a sale I'm offering on etsy right now. Buy any print, and get one of equal or lesser value for free. Woohoo! Just send a note upon purchase specifying which print and size you'd like included in your order. The skeleton print is the only print in my shop that is not part of this promotion. The sale lasts through Friday, December 2nd. You can see my print selection available here:

www.etsy.com/shop/PrincessEtch…

Feel free to comment here if you have any questions! :la:
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Skeleton Etch A Sketch by pikajane
Skeleton Etch A Sketch
Alright - here it is....the series that has been over 4 YEARS in the making! I can't believe it's finally going live. It took over a month of solid dedication to create a life-sized skeleton using 11 Etch A Sketches. I poured so much time and effort into this; I am so happy to finally be at this point, where I get to share it with all of you.

A 3rd journal entry is in order, to talk about my process for creating this the second time around. I am usually averse to sharing higher quality photos of my art online, but I want people to be able to zoom in and see the detail. Thank you to everyone who has been following the arduous journey I've been on in reating this behemoth of a project!

I am selling 11x17 prints on etsy here:
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For those who have not read part 1, check it out 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


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:
Skull WIP etch a sketch by pikajane Skull Etch A Sketch (take 2!) by pikajane

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 something I've been lacking - a deadline!!! A deadline ended up being the perfect motivation to get this project back in motion. So I said yes, and spent the next three weeks of September etching away.

Though the project has caused me years of anxiety, I can now say in retrospect that I am thankful I did not revisit it until now. First, You might notice that you see more of the skull in the first Etch A Sketch drawing. This is because 4 years ago, in my addled planning phase, I made some major miscalculations. Had I gone through with my original plans to render all of the skeleton, it would not have been life-size after all! This was one of my major flubs I made the first time I planned this project out. It was due to a few factors, such as my lack of knowledge in regards to photography and Photoshop. These are things I think I could only have realized 4 years later...when I had the chance to revisit this project with fresh eyes.

I completely overhauled the layout that I had before, instead choosing a new composition that used a total of 11 Etch A Sketches of various sizes. I will share the old and new compositions after I upload the final piece! Right now I am in one of the final steps. I spent yesterday photographing the completed 11 works and am in the process of doing final edits on all of the images. When I edit my photos I am not doing anything to compromise the integrity of the original Etch A Sketch. I am cleaning off any dust particulates and making sure they all look consistent with one another in regards to lighting and color. They are part of a series after all, so I want to make sure they look cohesive as a set!

I'll leave this entry off here for now so I can get back to work on photo editing. I'm going to be traveling a fair amount this month, but plan to have the finalized skeleton ready to share by Halloween. Why not make the deadline thematic and fun? :P
Skull Etch A Sketch (take 2!) by pikajane
Skull Etch A Sketch (take 2!)
This is the second time I have rendered a skull on a classic Etch A Sketch - the first time I was not satisfied so I decided to revisit the whole project of rendering a full skeleton on Etch A Sketch. I spent yesterday photographing all completed work, and set about editing the photos today. I finished the photo editing process on the skull first! So here it is :)

Read more about the skeleton project here: fav.me/dak0665
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pikajane
Jane Labowitch
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
I am a recent 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.

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 janelabowitch@gmail.com
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For those who have not read part 1, check it out 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


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:
Skull WIP etch a sketch by pikajane Skull Etch A Sketch (take 2!) by pikajane

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 something I've been lacking - a deadline!!! A deadline ended up being the perfect motivation to get this project back in motion. So I said yes, and spent the next three weeks of September etching away.

Though the project has caused me years of anxiety, I can now say in retrospect that I am thankful I did not revisit it until now. First, You might notice that you see more of the skull in the first Etch A Sketch drawing. This is because 4 years ago, in my addled planning phase, I made some major miscalculations. Had I gone through with my original plans to render all of the skeleton, it would not have been life-size after all! This was one of my major flubs I made the first time I planned this project out. It was due to a few factors, such as my lack of knowledge in regards to photography and Photoshop. These are things I think I could only have realized 4 years later...when I had the chance to revisit this project with fresh eyes.

I completely overhauled the layout that I had before, instead choosing a new composition that used a total of 11 Etch A Sketches of various sizes. I will share the old and new compositions after I upload the final piece! Right now I am in one of the final steps. I spent yesterday photographing the completed 11 works and am in the process of doing final edits on all of the images. When I edit my photos I am not doing anything to compromise the integrity of the original Etch A Sketch. I am cleaning off any dust particulates and making sure they all look consistent with one another in regards to lighting and color. They are part of a series after all, so I want to make sure they look cohesive as a set!

I'll leave this entry off here for now so I can get back to work on photo editing. I'm going to be traveling a fair amount this month, but plan to have the finalized skeleton ready to share by Halloween. Why not make the deadline thematic and fun? :P

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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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:iconjephrsyngee:
JephrsynGee Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday birthday cake 
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:iconpikajane:
pikajane Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks a bunch! :la:
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Sketchman147 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016   Traditional Artist
Here's to you Etch-A-Sketcher! Happy Birthday! :dummy: :peace:
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pikajane Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Professional General Artist
Aw yay thank you! :la:
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Sketchman147 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016   Traditional Artist
You're welcome. :)
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LittleArcticFlower Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016
Happy Birthday!
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pikajane Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :D
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LittleArcticFlower Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016
welcome!
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Egil21 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016
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Happy B-Day Jane, I wish you the best!


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pikajane Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Professional General Artist
Yay thank you! :heart: That emoticon is seriously one of the cutest things ever haha
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