We built our sand sculptures before. When you were a kid, you were holding a small shovel and bucket to build your dream castle in the beach. Those are sand sculptures, which is made by using sand and water. Although your work cannot be comparable to the stunning examples below, they are in same categories.
Everyone finds sand sculptures as an interesting art. Hence, it will definitely catch your eyes, stop your foot and tempt your hand to press down the shutter button. There are some companies designing and creating sand sculptures for any events, festivals and activities, either indoor or outdoor. Even the World Championship of Sand Sculpting also exists to search for nice and fine sand arts worldwide.
Sand and water are natural gifts. Since they are just using these two materials, sand arts are indeed environmental-friendly. If you are talented, you can incredibly complete a large sand sculpture in a relatively short time. Sand arts are so flexible that can be formed in any shape and size.
Let’s bring you to the building process for sand sculptures. Wet sands are needed, so that you have to work in a wet area. A hose pipe is necessary to do a quick wetting if you are going to do a large amount of sand arts. When the foundation is saturated, you can pat it firmly with hand palms and make the basic outline for it. Patting is a technique to remove air in between sand particles and so they will bond together tightly. You will have to repeatedly scoop, pat and smooth until the required shape is formed. After that, you should spray a thin layer of diluted child friendly glue to make it last longer. However, this cannot be applied on the beach as it destroys the ecologic system.
It sounds easy but hard too. Sometimes, you will need to take few steps behind and look at your sand sculptures in a wider angle. This is for you to judge whether you should put in more or take away excess sand. Besides, it is considered as soft type. Another hard type is far more complicated and requires more time-consuming efforts.
To do good sand sculptures, a paper drawing is crucial during preparation. They are kind of inspirational sand arts, so look at your surroundings before you work to get an idea and during your work to relax yourself. Often, you need another pair of fresh eyes to look at it and tell you how he or she feels.
As usual, here is our impressive collection of sand arts or sand sculptures.
The theme is “Head in the Sand” by artists – Niels Vegter and Edwin Spaan.
It looks as a giant creature coming out from any monster movie.
There are some sand creations with a deep and artistic meaning behind.
Cerberus may be fierce but they have their subtleness in sand sculpting world.
Robot with castle is just equivalent to the future with old times.
Look closely from honeycomb to beehives, you will feel their efforts.
They are supposed to be scary but turn out to be cute creations.
It really looks like a movie scene when it is a spectacular work.
Little Miss Muffet finally hops on the creepy spider.
Every sand artist has their own way of telling a story.
It is such an intricate work to design and build this exterminator.
This frog pond is so adorable when it’s on sand.
A talented artist can make cheeses look as delicious as possible.
It was in Sandsation’08 by both French artists – Benoît Dutherage and Audrey Ramoulux.
Sand sculptures can bring an artist to everywhere he has inspired with.
The facial expression makes you doubt that whether it is sand work or not.
The title says clearly an armoured cockroach is on attack.
With all the details, sand arts can be so real as possible.
With awe and amazement, sand sculpture is breathtaking too.
Our Malaysia iconic building is being craved in sand.
Giant spider queen for “Creepy Crawlies” theme was once in Australia’s Sand Sculpting Exhibition.