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St. Basil's Cathedral etch a sketch by pikajane St. Basil's Cathedral etch a sketch by pikajane
I was given permission by :iconagiantsquid: to etch their wonderful photograph:

St Basil's by aGiantSquid

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.
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Given 2014-04-15
:iconwinterontherooftop:
WinterOnTheRooftop Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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!
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:iconwildtarsier00:
WildTarsier00 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I love the architectural pieces! 
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:iconmjdisneygirl:
MJDisneyGirl Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! 
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:iconpotter4me:
Potter4me Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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!!!
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:iconpikajane:
pikajane Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
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 :) 
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:iconbucklesinthesun:
BucklesInTheSun Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
Oh wow, just one more reason to love etchasketch! Amazing work!
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:iconpikajane:
pikajane Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconboohboohhgirl:
boohboohhgirl Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
    ....holy wow...
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:icongryffgirl:
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
As someone who never mastered the etch-a-sketch, I am in awe!  Congratulations on your DD! :clap:
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:iconpikajane:
pikajane Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconkeelen6:
keelen6 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
This is... amazing.  One question:  How many hours have you spent etching stuff?  Seriously, i want to know.
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:iconpikajane:
pikajane Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
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!
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:iconkeelen6:
keelen6 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
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.
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:iconpikajane:
pikajane Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
nice! haha I love happy accidents
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:iconferraribaby:
ferraribaby Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
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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:iconcreepycrawlystuff:
CreepyCrawlyStuff Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome :wow:

I hated these things as a child because I couldn't draw anything with it :XD:
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:iconkotorikurama:
kotorikurama Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Student Filmographer
AMAZING Llama Emoji-21 (Speechless) [V1] 
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:icontrailmixphotography:
Trailmixphotography Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I am blown away with your talent on the etch-a-sketch. I shared your work on my FB page www.facebook.com/dbphotography… 
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:iconpikajane:
pikajane Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much for sharing!
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:icontrailmixphotography:
Trailmixphotography Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
and, the first thing when I saw this image was Tetris.
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:iconartbrojohn:
ArtbroJohn Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Incredible!
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:icontakisis:
takisis Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
Nuh UH. You did NOT.

*blown away*
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:icongothicjellybean:
GothicJellyBean Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
i'm frustrated just by looking. (the thought of attempting it)
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:iconmosariz:
mosariz Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
That is amazing....
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:iconludimie:
Ludimie Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
:icongwahplz: Insaaaaane !!! My brain can't admit this artwork !!!!!!

That's incredible, congratz on dd, you deserve it *0*  (insaaaane)
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:iconpikajane:
pikajane Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much!
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:iconespada-kitsuki:
Espada-Kitsuki Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
God damn. Can't imagine how long that would've taken--with a single mistake, you might have to erase the whole thing. But seeing as you've done many of these, I can't say you'd make such a mistake. :)
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:iconpikajane:
pikajane Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yeah, I am pretty used to etch a sketching now thankfully so now mistakes are less frequent. They most commonly occur early on though thankfully
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:iconelectricpoodle:
ElectricPoodle Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy jumping jelly beans!!! This is mind-blowing! Congrats on the well deserved DD!
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:iconpikajane:
pikajane Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot! get some 
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:iconelectricpoodle:
ElectricPoodle Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem!!
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:iconspottedleaf752:
Spottedleaf752 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hats off to you. I wouldn't have had the motivation to continue working on a project for over a year. I'm glad you did, though; this looks amazing!
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:iconpikajane:
pikajane Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks!!! Omg so cute 
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:iconspottedleaf752:
Spottedleaf752 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mhm. You deserve the DD :hug:
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:iconking-stoned:
king-stoned Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
woah
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:iconthegalleryofeve:
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
I’m very happy for you!!! :iconloveloveplz: :tighthug:
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:iconpikajane:
pikajane Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
aw thank you so much!!! :heart:
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:iconoutmaced121:
OUTMACED121 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
time to play Find the end of the etch line
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:iconpikajane:
pikajane Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
haha good luck--even I don't remember where I began or ended!
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:icondreamer-of-magic:
Dreamer-of-Magic Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014   General Artist
No freaking way :wow: You are...I don't even know...there is no word. 'Amazing' doesn't cut it. :clap:
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:iconpikajane:
pikajane Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
aw shucks :iconshucksplz:
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:icondreamer-of-magic:
Dreamer-of-Magic Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014   General Artist
:D
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:iconindigooftheheavens:
IndigoOfTheHeavens Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Student General Artist
*DROPS DEAD FROM AMAZEMENT X>X*

YOU ARE A MASTER! X>X

Congrats on the DD! X_^~
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:iconpikajane:
pikajane Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you!!!
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:iconxsilver-cloudx:
xsilver-cloudx Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Omg! That's so incredible! :clap:
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:icondotterall:
Dotterall Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014   General Artist
Wow man. Just wow.
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:iconpantherflint:
PantherFlint Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Chuck Norris can do this....

With only one knob....
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:iconpikajane:
pikajane Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
that made me legitimately laugh
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:iconpage-mistress:
Page-Mistress Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
:clap:
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:iconpastrano:
Pastrano Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
i couldnt even do this with a pencil...
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