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This morning I rendered Van Gogh's bedroom ~live on TV~ on Good Day Chicago! In one hour!!!
I am not one to gush about my work, but man am I so happy with how this turned out, considering I only had an hour to knock this one out. I'm so pleased with it that I plan to preserve it and make it available for purchase soon.
EDIT: Updated the main file and spent a few hours preserving/retouching the line work in this image. It is now available for sale, both as an original rendition and as a print. Check it out here:
Jane Labowitch (Princess Etch)
Artist | Professional | Varied
I am a 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. This has become my full-time job!
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 email@example.com. I am most likely to respond to business inquiries quickly via email than through here on dA. Thank you!
Favorite visual artistFrancis Bacon, Van Gogh, MC Escher, Keith Haring, Ben Tolman, Paul SizerFavorite moviesThe Sound of Music, Stranger Than Fiction, The Big Lebowski, The Breakfast ClubFavorite TV showsFrasier, The IT Crowd, Madoka Magica, Breaking BadFavorite bands / musical artistsErasure, The Bird and the Bee, Lemon Demon, Thomas Dolby, Eiffel 65, David BowieFavorite books1984, Brave New World, My Friend Leonard, Bright Shiny Morning, art booksFavorite gameseuchre, pokemon puzzle league, smash bros melee, mario kart double dash, fluxx, UNOFavorite gaming platformhandheldTools of the TradeEtch A Sketch, Illustrator, Photoshop, prismacolors, watercolors, faber castell drawing pencils, ink nibs, microns
I am so so excited to announce in this journal entry that I have finally, finally accomplished the major goal that I had set about doing back in 2012, when I first received a creative grant from DeviantArt. What was that goal precisely? Feel free to read about my original intentions in the grant recipient announcement journal here:
In summary, my goal was to create a life-size skeleton, using only Etch A Sketches as my canvas. A project of this nature has never been tackled by anyone, and I was excited to be the first to step into new territory and pursue a series of this size.
I will link two journal entries here explaining the many bumps in the road on the way to accomplishing this behemoth of a task. Read them here:
I left things off in part two by stating that I was just wrapped up with finishing the renditions, and I was about to photograph and clean them up to present the series to the world digitally. That step of the process is complete, and you can see a digital mock-up of the final rendition here:
This one step of the process alone took so many hours to get just right. And I am so sublimely happy with how the digital version turned out! See the thumbnail above for details regarding prints for sale, etc.
After finishing the mock-up, I was tasked with determining how I would go about showcasing this rendition in a public venue. My end goal for the dA Creative Grant was to showcase this in a gallery setting, so my next step was to figure out how to best protect the series so that it could be safely displayed in a professional way. So I spent more than $500 to get the 11 Etch A Sketches custom framed. And I must say - it was worth every penny!!! When I look at the final installation, I can't help but beam with pride. I created this, I put my love into every step of the process, and now it is complete and ready to be shown to the world.
And the first place I have had the honor of showcasing it is at ArtPrize, the world's largest art competition!!! It takes place in my home state of Michigan. My entry was accepted this year and is currently on display in Grand Rapids. I filmed a video once installation was complete, and you can watch it here.
See the YouTube video for details regarding ArtPrize, and if you find yourself in the Grand Rapids area, feel free to vote for my entry by following this link here:
Finally, I want to wrap up this entry by thanking everyone at DeviantArt that I have worked with in regards to the Creative Grant program for their ridiculous patience and generosity in helping me to make this project possible. (Shout-out to !!!) Not only did they provide this special grant for me back in 2012, but they never once breathed down my neck to check up on my progress or pressure me to rush completion. It is thanks to their patience and trust in me that I was able to make this series everything I could possibly make it. I am so thankful for their trust in me. Especially because there were definitely times where I doubted my own abilities! This project took over 4 years to complete and over 5 until I was able to have it on public display, which absolutely demolished their originally quoted deadlines for what they were hoping grant recipients would accomplish.
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!