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Boomer on an etch a sketch! by pikajane Boomer on an etch a sketch! by pikajane
This is a ridiculously overdue commission for :iconsam-guenther:. Since receiving this commission, I've had the pleasure of getting to know Sam. It's been a pleasure having many a facebook chat conversation and seeing your art! (By the way, you should check out her work! It's pretty legit)

The picture she sent me is of her dog, Boomer.

This was a great challenge! I've only ever drawn one other dog on an etch-a-sketch, and that was years ago. I had a lot of fun being really loose with this. I find that most of my work is pretty tightly rendered, so Boomer was the perfect opportunity to have a bit of fun and get out of my comfort zone. I relished in the freedom and went wild! :)

One thing I never truly considered is that like humans, dogs have likenesses too. I am not sure if I was spot-on in capturing Boomer's likeness, so for that I apologize!

Thanks again, Sam, for giving me such a fun commission. It was a pleasure doing business with you!
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PandoraLewis Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing.
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Bumblabee Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
at first i thought it said boner :c *sigh* will my mind ever quit?
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pikajane Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
nope!
xD
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Bumblabee Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
well that is why i always lose at dirty minds
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Crimsonbluewolf Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol, this is so cute =D I can also see Yoshi in the background!
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pikajane Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Haha you're the first to notice this!!!

The reason you see yoshi is because of a relatively unfortunate phenomenon that occurs with some etch-a-sketches, where no matter how hard you try to shake an image, you can still see a figment of its ghost image on it.

You've got a good eye!
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Crimsonbluewolf Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I've looked at most of your work and I specifically remember Yoshi, that's how I was able to see it so quick. I tried pointing it out to my husband, he couldn't even see it ^^;
Do you know why some do that? Is it the sand, or something else?
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pikajane Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Every etch a sketch unit is slightly different. It's something I've learned after using so many. They are first and foremost toys, so they aren't going to get the special attention that I want them to receive in the factory assembly process. The reason why it's easier to see a ghost image on some etch a sketches than others is because in some units, the aluminum powder that is supposed to re-coat the screen when you shake the etch a sketch doesn't do as good a job as on other units. It is more apparent in this particular piece because I've only ever drawn yoshi on this etch a sketch before I drew the dog. If I had drawn many things on this etch a sketch, you'd see a lot of stray lines, but it would most likely be more difficult to make out specific previous images. The mark of an old etch a sketch is usually when you see many many many ghost images layered on top of one another.
I hope this answer was sufficient! It's the first time anyone has ever asked me that question haha
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Crimsonbluewolf Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol, it makes since. Ive noticed the "ghost lines" in etch-a-sketches before, but didnt ever stop and think it was the powder inside. Thank you for explaining =^w^=
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Wanderer619 Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
Sweeeeet!
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