George Vlosich III: Etch A Sketch Master
Understandably, most people see the device as a mere toy for children. There are those, however, who see potential in the most inane things. George Vlosich III is one of them. He took the Etch A Sketch to new heights by using it as the main medium for his works of art.
If you find it hard to imagine how one can create “acceptable” pieces of art using an Etch A Sketch, take a look at some samples from GV’s gallery. I’m not a LeBron James fan, but this is pretty impressive.
No one can deny the talent of the late King of Pop, just as no one can deny the talent behind this drawing.
I also like this drawing of the Highwaymen. (Yeah, one of my guilty pleasures.)
The glass screen has a coating of aluminum powder in its underside. When one moves the stylus – which is controlled by the two knobs – the aluminum powder is scraped off. The effect is a dark line showing against the lighter gray background. If one gets frustrated with the picture and wants to erase everything, one simply has to shake the device to coat the whole screen with the aluminum powder again, leaving a clear gray slate.