Obama portrait drawn on an Etch-A-Sketch

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Obama portrait drawn on an Etch-A-Sketch

This portrait of President Barack Obama was created by artist George Vlosich using an Etch-A-Sketch toy. The picture took 80 hours to draw using the two dials in one, unbroken line. In addition to this piece, the artist has created several more portraits that are equally impressive, although trying to duplicate them might take some work. Check out the link below for some more examples of his work.

via Daily Mail

44 thoughts on “Obama portrait drawn on an Etch-A-Sketch

  1. Phillip Torrone says:

    @hurf durf – i removed your comment, please email me if you like to discuss it and/or edit it so i can repost it.

  2. Shevonne says:

    Some people have wayyyyy too much time on their hands. Cool, but wow

  3. The Oracle says:

    Is the etch-a-sketch made permanent or will a quick shake erase 80 hours of work?

  4. Anonymous says:

    How’s he do the parts of seal that aren’t connected to anything?

  5. Kamran says:

    If you can look closely, you can see how. He connects the letters very lightly to the circle. It’s hard to see at this resolution. The stamp on the inside he did by creating a border on the bottom and then doing it from bottom up.

    This is crazy.

  6. JOhn Woodson says:

    Dude that is truly amazing! Well done


  7. Anonymous says:

    Good try people! But there’s no way possible that this is legitimate. I’m not believing it for a second. I had one of these for years growing up. It would be near impossible to get the gradient shading illustrated here.

  8. Brandon says:

    It looks like there is a line across the bottom of the screen that would allow a connection to the other lines, I bet the stars have a smalls single line between them. Just observing.

  9. Anonymous says:

    imagine dropping it after 79 hours of painstaking labor…

  10. PassingBy says:

    Someone has way to much time on their hands

  11. Jake says:

    Yeah, as an owner of one growing up. There’s no way you could have gotten that shade gradient on the face. I call Bullshit!

  12. Dave says:

    It has to be real, if it’s on the Internet it’s real!

  13. confused says:

    I love the guys that say “someone has too much time on their hands”. So a professional artist spending 80 hours on a piece of art that will get international attention and earn him countless kudos and probably commissions is wasting his time? But the guys reading random blogs and commenting for no reason are spending their time wisely?

  14. rickwolff.wordpress.com says:

    …I shook my laptop over my head, but this article won’t go away.

  15. Luna.llena says:

    I saw another etch-a-sketch artist at a gallery show in San Francisco. I was impressed with the detail.


    They make it permanent by drilling out holes in the back and shaking out all the powder. Once the powder is out, there is no way for it to erase.

  16. AJ says:

    The gradient shade is easy. Look closely, the shades are made of lines, lighter shades have fewer lines, more spaces. Darker shades have more lines fewer spaces…. It’s just like a newspaper, but with lines instead of dots.

  17. Obama says:

    Nice attempt.
    Good hand drawing, bad attempt at cut / pasting a etch a sketch border around it

  18. B.S. says:

    Not only are you unable to provide a hi-res pic or link, but is also a 50%+ degraded jpeg … this isn’t worth publishing if you can’t prove it; seems that those posting above could use a little skepticism.

  19. Lakewood, ohio says:

    Its very real. As a former classmate I can remember his work in the school hallways starting in sixth grade.

  20. Nah Tass says:

    See title.


  21. MG says:

    Hey there.. I just wanted to set the record straight :) I am good friends with George’s dad, and these are very real. He gets the etch-a-sketch’s for free due to an endorsement. They are made in a way that you can remove the back and preserve the image. Once they’re done they are permanent. His dad actually has some time lapse video on youtube of him working! Check it out!

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