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Articuno etch a sketch by pikajane 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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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!
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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
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SansTheSenpai Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016
lemme just...
SHAKESHAKESHAKE
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TPrincessZelda Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist 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-69 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Student 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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gigaiDX Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
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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M9314 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist 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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pikajane Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
lol thank you!
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InnocentLittleWolf Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist 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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pikajane Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional 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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InnocentLittleWolf Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist 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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DevilKnight292 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist 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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pikajane Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
thank you!
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Capt-Rogers Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow :O
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Graffitiartist52 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
I love it!!! Arcticuno is my favorite legendary bird!!!!
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neosapian6 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student Artist
I did not think this was humanely possible ._. I stand corrected.
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lookaslowpoke Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student General Artist
HYPERRRBEAAAMMM
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Lirema Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
How do you do that/draw that? :O_o: This is amazing :D
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AuraKnight95 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
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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BlizzardTheArticuno Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HOLY SHIT DUDE thats dedication
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0098-09352494342 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
ببخشید من نمی فهمم چی شده ؟؟؟؟
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Nintendude88 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very much awesome!
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dsrboljub Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
very beautiful
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Demonwolfgirl11 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
WHOA THAT LOOKS SO COOL 8-)
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NekoMimi15 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
That is quite possibly the most kickass thing I've ever seen. :iconcheerplz:
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pikajane Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
thank you so much!!!
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Orochimaru-is-God Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
this is pure awesome
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Nickystar101 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Jeez! This is amazing! Honestly, I've never seen sutch unique art!
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pikajane Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
wow, thanks!!!
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Music---Junky Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is incredible! I can hardly make a straight line on an etch-a-sketch, much less a work of art! Any tips on how I can improve? Great work. :D
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pikajane Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
If you read this article:
[link]
I mentioned a few tips for people who would like to start etch a sketching. I hope the tips come in handy!
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NobilisKrypton Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Insane!
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eevee919 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
i love this
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Xeerinare Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Those are some amazing Etech-a-sketch skills! :D
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kat1004 Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WTF? HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE?!?!? IT'S AMAZING!!!
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pikajane Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much!!! :D
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AlchemicAngel19 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Student General Artist
:o Oh WOW! This is INCREDIBLE! I love it! Well done! Faved!
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Icyfox57 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
wow... thats all i can say...
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Batkins96 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
Amazing...
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Tsulalaa Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow, Jane. You've really improved from the ones you showed me... that really long time ago;;;
Keep it up!
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pikajane Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
thank you very much!!!
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rodentsisawesome Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's amazing! Just... oh my goodness. I love it.
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Thysania Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist
Haha, I never learned to properly use those things! Great work! Really nice, deliberate lines and shading.
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love-fate Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
thats so cool! ( I wanted to say more but it was too awesome for words :iconiloveitplz:
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leRedbird Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist
ur not human :o
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oboechik Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
going back and looking at some of your really old etch-a-sketches and comparing it to the more recent ones (this in particular though) i can definitely see a difference in your methods of shading. it's been interesting to see how you've developed different techniques for different lighting or placements of objects. fantastic as always(:
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pikajane Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
thank you very much!~
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dragonandbaconlover Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
absolutely amazing you never stop blowing my mind away
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Ama-Encyclopika Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How the hell you had the patience is beyond me. I take my hat off to you! O.O
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MoonlighttheEevee Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Student General Artist
O_O what is this fu*king awesomeness?!
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Kathrosie007 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
this is amazing
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diskfire Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
Damn, this is AMAZING!!! :icongreatjobplz:
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