|Published:||Jul 08, 2010 11:44 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Jul 08, 2010 8:23 PM EDT|
COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - George Vlosich turns the knobs on the Etch-A-Sketch, but his stuff probably looks a little different from yours.
"Everybody's played with an Etch-A-Sketch and they know really how hard it is and they get frustrated after a couple minutes or a couple hours. But it's something where you really can't make mistakes," says George
He began etching in 1989 during a trip to Washington DC and began by drawing the Capitol. "I was bored in the backseat and my mom had an old Etch-A-Sketch in the car and I wanted to pick it up and see what I could do."
George then branched out to a wide variety of sports figures and entertainers. "My favorite is the Andy Griffith one. Some of them happen just a lot easier that some of the other ones. Each one takes about 50-60 hours on average. I've gotten up to 70 hours on some. It's a very slow process."
He shakes out the aluminum powder, making the artwork permanent. To see more of George's work, check out the Hotlinks section.
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