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Human Portrait Drawing

Sand Painting  and Portrait Drawing by Sand :

 

The Sand Artist’s Toolbox

Making a sand painting is a combination of simple tools and painstaking technique. There are just four things in a sand painter’s inventory: coloured sand, a transparent container for the painting, a small scoop, and a sharp stick used to pack the sand down.

The majority of the sands used are naturally occurring – Vietnam’s geography allows for a dizzying number of colours, which enable us to collect 81 distinct shades from different parts of the country. Collecting a natural colour palette like that requires perseverance . Some colours, however, are too difficult to procure, so the artist has to dye the sand with the required hue.

The final appearance of a sand painting depends on the container used – the most common type is a glass frame made by connecting two glass panes with space in between for the coloured sand. However, sand paintings can also be made in any transparent container, such as crystal jars and squares.

Tiny scoops and a sharp stick are the only tools used to create a sand painting. The former are used to slowly put the sand into the frame. This is a painstaking process that takes immense concentration and patience. Unlike regular painting, where it’s always possible to cover up a mistake with a darker colour, sand painting is frustratingly unforgiving, and one wrong move can ruin the whole work. Beginner artists often make an outline of the painting on the glass surface to guide their work, but accomplished sand painters usually just use their imagination, experience, and instinct to finish the whole piece. While working, small adjustments can be made with a sharp stick, but it’s mainly used to pack down the coloured sand when it’s in the desired position.

Sources of Inspiration

Depending on the size of the painting and its complexity, it can take anywhere from a day to three weeks to finish a piece. The end quality of the painting depends on two factors: the artist’s talent and the quality of sand. Since they take so much effort and time to complete, sand paintings are a highly appreciated form of art in Vietnam.

So far, four main themes have emerged in the art of sand painting – landscapes, architecture, portraits, and calligraphy. Among these, portraits are considered to be the most challenging. Sand painters often say that to make a portrait, one has to sympathise with the subject of the painting – only a few grains in the wrong position, and the facial expression is completely ruined. It’s not uncommon, therefore, for artists to spend some time to get to know the subject of the painting before starting their work.

As the art form continues developing, it takes on new themes: religion, floral arrangements, animals, and even cartoon characters are becoming more common. The Vietnamese public has taken a keen interest in this new art form, and sand paintings are now quite common gifts among friends. Some businesses also order a sand painting of their symbol or logo to decorate the office, adding more momentum to the burgeoning circle of sand artists.

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