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Amazing Artwork that Takes an A Lot of Time

An artist will tell you that art is as much the process as the end result. Each work of art can take a-lot of the artist’s time and energy, but they all agree that the more attention they give the piece – the better the piece is at the end. These works of art are some of the most time-consuming I have ever seen, yet the results are worth the effort! 

1. Beach sand-art
Amazing Artwork that Takes an A Lot of Time

Amazing Artwork that Takes an A Lot of Time

Amazing Artwork that Takes an A Lot of Time

These amazing and huge works of art are all created by one man, using a rake. Andres Amador seems to enjoy the process more than the outcome, as once he’s done, he leaves the piece to be washed away by the tide…

2. Snow art
Amazing Artwork that Takes an A Lot of Time

Amazing Artwork that Takes an A Lot of Time

Amazing Artwork that Takes an A Lot of Time

These huge snowflakes are created by Simon Beck. To create these phenomenal works of art, Simon uses nothing more than his feet and a compass, marching up and down the snow, eventually forming these massive sculptures for nothing but the joy of creation.

3. Skateboard Sculptures
Amazing Artwork that Takes an A Lot of Time

Amazing Artwork that Takes an A Lot of Time

Amazing Artwork that Takes an A Lot of Time

These sculptures are made of old skateboards. Japanese sculptor Haroshi collects used and broken skateboards, stacking them together into one block, and carves these amazing results out of them. 

4. Encyclopedia Sculptures
Amazing Artwork that Takes an A Lot of Time

Amazing Artwork that Takes an A Lot of Time

Amazing Artwork that Takes an A Lot of Time

Made of obsolete encyclopedias, these carvings of landscapes and monuments represent the erosion of culture and knowledge. Guy Laramee, the artist, produces it all by hand, and says pays most of his attention to achieving the most accurate ridge textures.

5. Rock stacking
Amazing Artwork that Takes an A Lot of Time

Amazing Artwork that Takes an A Lot of Time

Amazing Artwork that Takes an A Lot of Time

These sculptures are the handiwork of land-artist Michael Grab. The rocks are held together by nothing more than careful balance. Michael doesn’t use and adhesives, spending hours in careful concentration to manipulate the various rocks into the perfect position.

6. Wire sculptures
Amazing Artwork that Takes an A Lot of Time

Amazing Artwork that Takes an A Lot of Time

Amazing Artwork that Takes an A Lot of Time

By manipulating steel wires, artist Seung Mo Park produces incredibly realistic human figures in various poses.

7. Wood chips animals
Amazing Artwork that Takes an A Lot of Time

Amazing Artwork that Takes an A Lot of Time

Amazing Artwork that Takes an A Lot of Time

Believe it or not, all these animal sculptures are made from wood chips. Each work takes the Russian artist Sergey Bobkov several months to complete, despite him spending an average 10-12 hours on them each day…

8. A matchstick globe
Amazing Artwork that Takes an A Lot of Time

Amazing Artwork that Takes an A Lot of Time

Amazing Artwork that Takes an A Lot of Time

This great globe took 2 years to produce. The reason is that artist Andy Yoder hand-painted and attached thousands of matches into a custom wire frame to achieve this spectacular outcome. There’s no need to worry, though, Andy coated the whole thing in a flame retardant material.

9. Hand-carved leather paintings
Amazing Artwork that Takes an A Lot of Time

Amazing Artwork that Takes an A Lot of Time

Trading his brush for a knife and a fabric canvas for a leather one, Mark Evans hand-carves these spectacular images.

10. Fingerprint portraits
Amazing Artwork that Takes an A Lot of Time

Amazing Artwork that Takes an A Lot of Time

Amazing Artwork that Takes an A Lot of Time

Chuck Close took finger-painting to the next level. Leaving traditional painting methods behind, and opting to use his own fingers to produce such incredible paintings.

11. Tiny origami
Amazing Artwork that Takes an A Lot of Time

Amazing Artwork that Takes an A Lot of Time

Amazing Artwork that Takes an A Lot of Time

Using patience, her fingers and a toothpick, artist Anja Markiewicz folds pieces of paper smaller than a square inch into tiny origami sculptures that can sit on your fingertips with room to spare.

12. Moving 8 million pounds of soil  
Amazing Artwork that Takes an A Lot of Time

Amazing Artwork that Takes an A Lot of Time

Amazing Artwork that Takes an A Lot of Time

This fantastic portrait, called “WISH”, was created by Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada over several years, by moving 8 million pounds of soil, rocks and sand in Belfast, Ireland.

13. Coat-hanger sculptures
Amazing Artwork that Takes an A Lot of Time

Amazing Artwork that Takes an A Lot of Time

Amazing Artwork that Takes an A Lot of Time

Each of these life-sized sculptures take the Scottish sculptor David Mach thousands of hours to produce. Mach uses thousands of plain coat-hangers for his unique sculptures of various animals.

14. Wire mesh portraits
Amazing Artwork that Takes an A Lot of Time

Amazing Artwork that Takes an A Lot of Time

Amazing Artwork that Takes an A Lot of Time

Seung Mo Park, other than producing his amazing steel-wire sculptures also creates photorealistic portraits of people, using wire mesh. He carefully cuts each layer of mesh to achieve the correct tones needed for these amazing portraits, where the slightest mistake can ruin an entire piece.

15. Scrap metal sculptures 
Amazing Artwork that Takes an A Lot of Time

Amazing Artwork that Takes an A Lot of Time

Using nothing but 4,000 salvaged metal scraps, Turkish artist Selçuk Yılmaz created this huge lion sculpture. Each piece was hand-cut, hammered and welded into place, taking the artist nearly a year to complete.

Sources: selcukk.deviantart.comflickr.com, rikreimert.comflickr.comthisisnthappiness.com, davidmach.comharoshi.comthisiscolossal.comndresamadorarts.comseungmopark.comlikeafieldmouse.com, gravityglue.com, terra-z.ru, swteam.info, markevansart.com, mymodernmet.com, guylaramee.com, facebook.com

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