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   Undertoad  Thursday Sep 13 12:28 PM

September 13, 2007: Artist reproduces great works on an Etch-A-Sketch

A lurker whose name didn't match up with any Cellar userids sent this along via the Mail.

Artist Jeff Gagliardi never had an Etch-A-Sketch as a child. But when he grew up he found that he had a natural talent at drawing with it, and at the Mail story are 11 of his creations, including the world's most known paintings as well as a King of Hearts, a Chuck Berry, a Taj Mahal and perhaps most interesting, a self-portrait.

He first took up his nephew's board when he was a college student at the School of Visual Arts in New York.

"I did a drawing of the Taj Mahal complete with reflecting pools.

"Quite frankly, I didn't think it was a big deal, but my family wouldn't let me erase it," he said.

Flint  Thursday Sep 13 12:33 PM

Interestingly, he's not just "copying" them onto a new medium, he is actually re-illustrating the images. Making editorial decisions.

glatt  Thursday Sep 13 12:35 PM

Maybe he was afraid of getting sued.

Snapple  Thursday Sep 13 02:36 PM

damn that would be difficult for obvious reasons PLUS factor in it has to be one continous line and there's some hardcore brain power involved, not just artistic ability.

lumberjim  Thursday Sep 13 03:12 PM


xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Sep 13 03:42 PM

If it's really Art, where's the naked women?

lumberjim  Thursday Sep 13 03:53 PM

you draw one!

xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Sep 13 03:56 PM

Half way through, the lines got all shaky.

glatt  Thursday Sep 13 04:09 PM


spudcon  Thursday Sep 13 04:15 PM

Hmmph! I once did a self portrait with a Mister Potatohead.

Gravdigr  Thursday Sep 13 06:50 PM

Ya know...I have no job. I have no girlfriend. I have no friends. I have no hobbies. And I don't have the kind of time on my hands it would take to etch those sketches.

DanaC  Thursday Sep 13 06:54 PM

lol gravdigr

Elspode  Thursday Sep 13 10:11 PM

So many people with so much goddamn spare time. Pisses me off.

Hime  Friday Sep 14 01:43 PM

Originally Posted by Elspode View Post
So many people with so much goddamn spare time. Pisses me off.
Well, it says he's a professional artist. So that's not spare time, just a really time-consuming work project.

Saphyre  Friday Sep 14 04:30 PM

It would just kill me if someone walked up, said, "Let me see that" and shook the heck out of it. Isn't that the whole idea of Etch-a-Sketch??

runswithknives  Friday Sep 14 04:39 PM

Heard he did it with his buttcheeks..

I hope we all agree that this is hardly a sketch. d=

1. a simply or hastily executed drawing or painting, esp. a preliminary one, giving the essential features without the details.

Lady Sidhe  Friday Sep 14 08:46 PM

I SO do not have the patience for those things. I'd have to throw it across the room and then stomp on it after, ooohhhh....about five minutes.

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