Enchanting Etch A Sketch Portrait from Pixar's Up

Jane Labowitch, an artist in Chicago, makes permanent images on Etch A Sketches. Her niece found this unusual heart-shaped Etch A Sketch at a thrift store. Labowitch knew just what to do with it. Here's that romantic and tragic couple, Ellie and Carl Fredricksen, from the movie Up.

Labowitch works extensively from pop culture. You can view her DeviantART gallery for photos of more of her Etch A Sketches. She's taken inspiration from He-Man, Pokémon, My Little Pony, and Super Mario Bros. In an interview with Nintendo Feed, Labowitch described how she got started in this medium:

I started playing with an etch a sketch when I was about 4. Like most kids, I tinkered with it a lot, but I guess the main difference is that I pretty much never stopped tinkering with it. I started with the staircases and blocky houses like everyone else, but not being able to draw certain things never discouraged me.

I was bored a lot as a kid, so playing with my etch a sketch really helped to kill the time. I just practiced A LOT. I used to have an etch a sketch at my grandma's, and I'd visit her every other weekend. She had a TV, but wouldn't let my siblings and I watch it all that often. Thankfully I had an etch a sketch there because that is what I would usually do to keep myself occupied. Looking back, I'm really grateful that my grandma didn't let us watch television because I'm sure I wouldn't have played with my etch a sketch nearly as much.

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