As I can completely understand, I get asked a lot of questions about my profession! Hopefully this section answers some of your questions too. Have more questions? Feel free to reach out to me via email or social media.
I make my art permanent by disassembling the Etch A Sketch and cleaning out the aluminum powder. You can shake it all you want! I ship my work around the world. See my preservation process here!
It depends on the size of the Etch A Sketch and the subject matter! For example:
Over 20 years! I started at age 4 and never stopped.
The number fluctuates but usually around 500. I've etched over 1,000 renditions!
St. Basil's Cathedral (above), as well as a full-scale skeleton (made of 11 Etch A Sketches).
No, but I've worked with Spin Master, the company that makes Etch A Sketch.
You bet! You can buy them on Amazon and big box retailers like Target.
Nowadays mistakes are rare, and I work on the hardest parts of the rendition first so if a mistake happens, it happens early. Little mistakes can be covered up but for the big ones I need to shake the drawing away and start over!