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Generations of children have created geometric artwork with one of the most popular toys of all timeā€”the Etch A Sketch. While most people can't get beyond a simple square without having to shake it up and start again, George Vlosich has turned straight lines and squiggles into skillful works of art.

Using one continuous line, George has etched and sketched detailed portraits of Elvis, the Beatles and President Barack Obama. Some of these creations take up to 80 hours to complete.

"It's always been a God-given talent," he says. "I picked up the Etch A Sketch when I was 10 in the back seat of the car going to Washington, D.C. I did the U.S. Capitol building and looked at it when it was done, and my parents were amazed by it."

As a special gift to Oprah, George spent 15 to 20 hours creating a portrait of Oprah's puppies, Sadie, Sunny and Lauren.
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Published on February 22, 2010

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