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Colored sand art by Ako Tsubaki

Portrait. Colored sand art by Ako Tsubaki

Portrait. Colored sand art by Ako Tsubaki

Osaka based artist Ako Tsubaki paints one-of-a-kind pictures using granulated colored sand. Ako Tsubaki is a sand painter with a lively and vivid imagination, which is quite obvious. The process behind the creation of these paintings is quite simple: “I spread glue on the canvas and sprinkle it with sand as it was intended. Sometimes mark out the contours of the future picture, and sometimes what I get – full Impromptu,” says the artist.

Colored sand art by Ako Tsubaki

Colored sand art by Ako Tsubaki

“I love the color, love the hues, I like painting. Experimented with watercolor, oil, and pastels, but I was not satisfied with these medias. Suddenly I had an idea of ​​dry, granular colors. It is the perfect tool for painting!”, says Japanese fine artist Ako Tsubaki about her unusual work. It probably originated in Buddhist monasteries, where monks created their incredible Tibetan mandala paintings of colored sand for centuries.

Colored sand painting by Ako Tsubaki

Colored sand painting by Ako Tsubaki

In addition to the horizontal two-dimensional paintings, Ako Tsubaki also creates three-dimensional masterpieces, filling with sand glasses, pots and vases. The process of creating 3D-paintings of colored sand can be seen on the video on a personal page of Ako Tsubaki.

Colored sand painting by Ako Tsubaki

Colored sand painting by Ako Tsubaki

Colored sand painting by Ako Tsubaki

Colored sand painting by Ako Tsubaki

Colored sand painting by Ako Tsubaki

Colored sand painting by Ako Tsubaki

Granulated colored sand painting. Art by Ako Tsubaki

Granulated colored sand painting. Art by Ako Tsubaki

Granulated colored sand painting. Art by Ako Tsubaki

Granulated colored sand painting. Art by Ako Tsubaki

Granulated colored sand painting. Art by Ako Tsubaki

Granulated colored sand painting. Art by Ako Tsubaki

Colored sand art by Ako Tsubaki

Granulated colored sand painting. Art by Ako Tsubaki

Painted with granulated colored sand. Japanese artist Ako Tsubaki

Painted with granulated colored sand. Japanese artist Ako Tsubaki

Colored sand art by Ako Tsubaki

Painted with granulated colored sand. Japanese artist Ako Tsubaki

Colored sand art by Ako Tsubaki

Painted with granulated colored sand. Japanese artist Ako Tsubaki

Colored sand art by Ako Tsubaki

Painted with granulated colored sand. Japanese artist Ako Tsubaki

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