Well its not literal art but it will do.
Have you ever seen those guys on tv who can make he Mona Lisa or Barrack Obama on the etch a sketch? I know everyone has wanted to have a useless talent such as that but the only problem is we actually have no time on our hands to practice hours a day on a toy. Sad? Mad? well pay attention prom queens because this is a lesson how!
Step 1: First Things First, Open Gimp
If you dont have it, google it because it has the same content as the thousand dollar program photoshop and is on a loose budget (Its free).
Step 2: Open a Picture of an Etch a Sketch
Once again google in the images until you find a simple blank canvas.
Step 3: Get Whatever You Want As a Picture
I chose an eyeball, because its easy and i had like five minutes to do this for no reason at all :P
Step 4: Move It Just Right
You might want to move and scale the picture until it is right in the middle of the etch a sketch.
Step 5: Open As Layer and Get to Work
Open it as a layer and start. this is where things get technical. get jusst the outline with Filters>Edge Detect>Laplace.
Step 6: Use the Pencil Tool
Just pencil in details so it doesn't look like a magical floating eyeball. also fill in the pupil if desired.
Step 7: And Your Finished :)
Show it off to your friends on social networking sites (Fbook, Twitter, etc) or pick a more complex one such as my facebook picture