The Incredible Etch A Sketch Artist

Aired on 02/22/2010 | CC tv-pg
It's one of the most popular toys of all time: the Etch A Sketch. But did you know that this children's toy has an artistic side? In 2010, Oprah met artist George Vlosich, who could transform Etch A Sketch's straight lines and squiggles into works of art. His skillful sketches—some of which took up to 80 hours to create—included portraits of Elvis, the Beatles, Barack Obama and even Oprah's dogs!

Watch the above video to see just how he did it.

Original airdate: February 22, 2010