The Ohio Art Etch A Sketch with the “magic screen”.   First sold in the 1960s, I believe, it was (and still should be) in just about every kid’s toy box.  It was hours of fun, turning the knobs left and right, tongue stuck out in extreme concentration, trying so hard to create a masterpiece.  In my case, trying but never succeeding.  I never had the coordination to create much of anything but a bunch of straight and wavy lines.

Perhaps all I needed was a bit of help.  A bit of magic perhaps?  What if the art had a hand (pun intended) in creating itself?

Day 156 of my 365 photo a day project.

Magic Screen Duet

Magic Screen Duet

How The Magic Screen Image Was Created

This Etch A Sketch self-portrait was created in Photoshop using three separate photographs – the Etch A Sketch toy, my self-portrait, and my hand turning a knob.  The images below show the basic progression from shoot to finish.  Please let me know if you have any questions about my processing, what plugins I use, cameras, etc.   Just drop me a line!

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