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Etch A Sketch artist recreates famous masterpieces

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Etch A Sketch artist recreates famous masterpieces. (Art by Jane Labowitch; supplied by WENN)

Most of us over the age of 40 will remember the Etch A Sketch with fondness, and whilst we may have spent many an hour playing with it, it's unlikely that we created anything as impressive as this.

Created by Jane Labowitch, aka Princess Etch A Sketch, these intricate masterpieces can take around eight hours to complete, so it's not surprising to learn that the Chicago-based artist has been practicing since childhood.

"I started playing with the Etch A Sketch when I was 4," says Labowitch.

"I played with it so much as a child that I got used to the mechanics, and it got to the point where I didn't have to think about which ... knobs made the stylus on the screen move."

From that point on Labowitch's etching skills grew alongside her drawing skills and she went on to attend the American Academy of Art, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree.

During her degree she became well-versed in traditional and digital media alike, whilst further honing her Etch A Sketch skills outside of the classroom.

In January 2014 the developing artist went to Paris where she was invited to show her Etch A Sketch work at the fashion show "Who's Next."

Today she is the recipient of the championship trophy for winning the first Sketch Madness competition sponsored by the Ohio Art company, and her creations have been featured on Reddit, CNN, MSN, Buzzfeed, the Huffington Post, the Chicago Blackhawks blog, the Disney Parks blog, WGN morning news and radio, Steve Gadlin's "Star Makers" and many, many more.

Labowitch goes by the name Princess Etch A Sketch, and she sells her handiwork (as both originals and prints) on Etsy.

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