Photo credit: Kyle Fleming via Bored Panda
The Etch A Sketch is a mechanical drawing toy invented by André Cassagnes of France, manufactured by the Ohio Art Company, and now owned by Spin Master of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Artist Kyle Fleming specializes in creating Etch-A-Sketch portraits, and has spent the past 10-years mastering his craft. For those who have never used one, the device consists of a thick, flat gray screen in a red plastic frame with two white knobs on the front of the frame in the lower corners. Twisting the knobs moves a stylus that displaces aluminum powder on the back of the screen, leaving a solid line. The knobs create lineographic images. The left control moves the stylus horizontally, and the right one moves it vertically. Continue reading for more pictures.