How would you spend 200 hours?
That’s enough time to build a few complex puzzles and LEGO models, if you dedicate four hours a day, for 50 days. Or you could sleep for 200 hours. That’s 8.3 days, and a lot of ZZZs. Maybe you’re into driving. With 200 hours, a lot of petrol money, and a steady foot keeping you at 120km/h, you could drive the entire length of the Great Wall of China, halfway across the world, or twice around the moon.
Or you could do what this guy did and spend 200 hours creating a hyper-realistic painting of Hollywood actor (and Madiba stand-in), Morgan Freeman. For finger-painting master genius Kyle Lambert, 200 hours was enough time to perform 285 000 strokes on the screen of his iPad, in the dubiously-named painting application procreate (R48.99, talent and 200 hours not included). Thankfully that’s not the amount of time you have to spend to see the end result.
Lambert created a three-and-a-half minute video detailing the progress he made with the painting, and it gives us a decent idea of how it went from a few virtual brush strokes to a masterpiece that’s nearly indistinguishable from the original photograph.