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St. Basil's Cathedral etch a sketch

By pikajane
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I was given permission by :iconagiantsquid: to etch their wonderful photograph:



This piece was well over a year in the making and I am thrilled with how it turned out! Countless hours were poured into this. The hardest part was those swirly spires!

Like many other Americans, I was introduced to this architectural masterpiece by playing Tetris.

EDIT (07-27-19): Updated the main file for better quality!
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squirrelyjoel's avatar
HOW THE FUCK DO YOU MAKE THIS
pikajane's avatar
Many hours of patient knob turning!!!
squirrelyjoel's avatar
YOU HAVE ACHIEVED GREATNESS NOW GO REST OUR HERO
hylia14's avatar
One look and i said "holy shit! aint no damn way!!"
cassandra667's avatar
FlipnoteWitzke's avatar
That looks awesome! This must take forever to do!
ExplosivePixel's avatar
Over a year in the making, according to the description.
WinterOnTheRooftop's avatar
Wow, it must have been incredibly frustrating to make. I can't even draw a stickman on those.
Wonderful work, so many details... I can't believe it!
WildTarsier00's avatar
I love the architectural pieces! 
Mol-icious's avatar
how do you not accidentally shake it and erase it all!  That what was difficult for me with echasketchs because you'd make a pic you'd like and one little bump and it could disappear!!!  Cudos for mastering such an awesome art syle!!!
pikajane's avatar
Thank you! I have been very careful with this piece, only working on it while it was sitting on a desk. I drained it of its powder afterwards. Now I usually drain my etch a sketches before I start a piece so I won't have to worry about it erasing before I finish it :) 
BucklesInTheSun's avatar
Oh wow, just one more reason to love etchasketch! Amazing work!
boohboohhgirl's avatar
    ....holy wow...
Gryffgirl's avatar
As someone who never mastered the etch-a-sketch, I am in awe!  Congratulations on your DD! :clap:
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keelen6's avatar
This is... amazing.  One question:  How many hours have you spent etching stuff?  Seriously, i want to know.
pikajane's avatar
Oh man...I cannot even count the hours I've poured into etch a sketching. I've been laying with one for 18 years. So I'd say well over a thousand hours--perhaps even thousands!
keelen6's avatar
O_o

My all time best etch was a face... and that's just because I got pissed and started randomly moving it and it came out looking like a really messed up face.
pikajane's avatar
nice! haha I love happy accidents
ferraribaby's avatar
Somebody explain to me....HOW!!!!! <3 its amazing. all i manage to do on one of these is draw a line XD and tht too it wouldnt be straight
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