Best Etch A Sketch Masterpieces
(Pocket Ribbon) – One of the most popular toys of a generation, the Etch A Sketch has far surpassed its 60th birthday and we here at Pocket Ribbon thought it only right and proper to prepare for such a favorable occasion with a load of Etching a sketch art.
Amazingly, people are still lovingly creating works of art with these simple toys, even in the modern age where tablets, notebooks and mobile phones rule the world.
We’ve rounded up some of the best we could find for you to enjoy.
The Taj Mahal
We’re pretty sure not many tourists would bother to capture their favorite spots by scribbling them on an Etch A Sketch.
However, that’s what one traveler did and created this brilliant black and white vision of the Taj Mahal.
Is there anything more American than this image of an American Eagle against the backdrop of the Stars and Stripes?
Beautifully crafted on an Etch A Sketch, this is a sight any hot-blooded American would be proud of.
Even all these years we are still big fans of Breaking Bad.
This superbly detailed sketch by Walter White is a fitting tribute to a brilliant show. We love all the furrowed lines on his forehead and the classic stare.
Bringing out this level of detail with an Etch A Sketch is impressive too!
Betty Boop first appeared on screens as a cartoon character in the 1930s. Now she appears again on a small black and white screen, but this time in static form.
Spiderman, Spiderman, does what a spider can. Can he appear on an Etch A Sketch? Yes he can. He’s the Spider-Man.
The most famous rock band of all time, has been given the Etch A Sketch treatment with each of the band members being lovingly drawn. We love that they are even seen in this image.
Tony Stark would certainly be happy with this detailed black and white sketch of his likeness. Complete with explosive heroic attitude and an angry looking background.
Now Iron Man is made of aluminum filings.
Someone has clearly cheated on this. It looks like a tablet has been pushed into an Etch A Sketch screen so it can run Windows XP in a compact form. We wonder what a color version of the classic sketching device would look like.
A Mario fan has carefully mapped out everyone’s favorite plumber. Making the Italian with love that everyone can enjoy.
Why so serious? Well, because such a sketch is hard work and incredibly rewarding. That’s why.
A great rendition of Heath Ledger’s joker performance from yet another obviously talented Etch A Sketch artist.
This image appeared on Instagram with the caption: “When you spend hours on an Etch A Sketch drawing and drop it”.
We can certainly imagine how frustrating it would be after sinking into the perfect sketch for hours.
Hey, how are you doing?
Sorry, this image isn’t quite the same without the music, but if you know what you’re looking at, you can fully appreciate the accuracy of the drawing. The effort that must have gone into it is also undeniable. He-Man has never looked so good in black and white.
Imagine if you could play games on an Etch A Sketch. This is what it could look like. Gameboy style, but with two dials for the controls. We have to admit that we were thoroughly impressed with the Street Fighter look lovingly crafted on toys this way.
A brilliantly detailed etching of a classic sports car. All the right lines and a fantastic view of one of the best cars in the world.
This beautiful piece of art took 20 hours to create, worked out over a month and a half during the artist’s free time during lunch breaks. How it didn’t get ruined in between each session is beyond us. Certainly a lot of intricate details.
Caillebotte’s Parisian Street
Another classic work by Jane Laboitch posted on reddit, shows her efforts to recreate Caillebotte’s Parisian street in Etch A Sketch form. This is in a semi-finished state and it took over 11 hours to get to this stage. This shows how much patience and steady hand these artists need.
Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla
A rather unusual, but highly detailed Etch A Sketch drawing shows Godzilla and Mechagodzilla battling it out with a thumb war.
Philip J. Fry
Another classic and thoroughly detailed sketch. This one shows Futurama star, Philip J. Fry in maybe his most famous pose† This Etch A Sketch work is even better though, as if you look closely, you see other characters from the show etched into his hair.
A starry night
Jane Labowitch (aka Pikajane/Princessetch) posted this brilliant sketch on Imgur, explaining how she lovingly reimagined Vincent van Gogh’s classic oil painting on an Etch a Sketch, then used a special process to make it permanent†
A fan of Grand Theft Auto went to the trouble of recreating the box art for the game in Etch A Sketch form. Niko Bellic looks a bit rougher than usual, but we can hardly criticize that.
This famous depiction of one of the most celebrated boxers of all time, Muhammad Ali, has been recreated in a single frame. We can’t help but admire the skill and talent of these Etch A Sketch fans and how amazing their artwork is.
The Greatest Presidents
This sketcher has paid tribute to two of America’s greatest presidents – Abraham Lincoln and Barack Obama. We’d love to see what they can do with Donald Trump.
WandaVision was great, wasn’t it? Our very favorite Etch A Sketch artist Pikajane clearly thought so and she created this beautiful piece of art as a tribute to the show.
Etch A Sketch memes
Here it is, a meme in Etch A Sketch form. Jane Labowitch, made this permanent Etch A Sketch art around the Gamestop stock meme and even put it up for sale†
Written by Adrian Willings and Ben Crompton. Editing by Britta O’Boyle.