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July 2008 Sand Dragon by AndrewSalt July 2008 Sand Dragon by AndrewSalt
This past weekend (July 5 2008) I was visiting my parents in Sheboygan, Wi. and decided to take some time to play in the sand. Sheboygan has some rather nice beaches along Lake Michigan, and though the water was far too cold for swimming, the holiday brought out a throng of people. I started this sand sculpture at about 9:00 that morning, and finished around 3:00 that afternoon. I had a great time making this. The people were polite, curious, and respectful. My sand sculpting even inspired a fair number of kids to make some of their own pieces of sand art. After I was done, and left the beach I was told that one child even took to guarding my dragon, to keep it from being knocked down. He must have done a good job because it still stood intact the next morning (a rarity, believe me!) and only had a few signs of erosion from the evening winds. One could even say it had gotten better overnight, seeing as how someone apparently decided to add a spiky tail to it. They even did a good job.

The tools and materials I used were just sand water and my e-tool (folding shovel)
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BlazeBracard Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nifty work!
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Infiltr8 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
This is really great, and I like the story of how it was made too.
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Morgan-Michele Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's so cool! I live in sheboygan, so I really wish I could've been there to see you sculpt this. Excellent work! :clap:
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BlueChaos18 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
Beautiful. The work of a master. This is going straight to my favorites!
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sterno22 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
had to look at this twice..really cool
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soheyl Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
:clap: like it"
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xXIchigoObsessedXx Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
wow, really neat! That's really cute of the kid to guard your dragon.
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JELLYFISHgoesMEOW Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009
hooray for sand dragons in WI! My grandparents lived in Sheboygan, I love that place
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franthepan Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009  Professional General Artist
Wow! Splendid job on the sand dragon! Really detailed; you can tell it took quite a bit of time and concentration. :)
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wolfofearth Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009
omg thats the best thing i have ever seen....... im making that!
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Buggy793 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008
Too cool!
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AcidicArt Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008  Student Artist
ahh, very nice. Its a very fun, relaxing thing to do, working with sand on the beach. You know its not going to last long, its just the enjoyment of making it. We go on vacation to a little "bungalo" right on the beach, and every morning I just walk right out and start some scuplture, drawing or another, while the seals are watching me from the bay. This makes me wish I was on vacation right now!
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mjOboe Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've got practically all my relatives in WI, though I don't get to visit them often. When I was at school in Iowa, I had this crazy dream of joining the surfing club up there (I *think* it's in Sheboygan)...
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surrealmaster Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008
Now THAT is cool!
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Agnet Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008
wow its amazing!...
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Komodo-342 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008
Sand sculptures always have that irresistible charm to them. :3

Thanks for sharing, this was really neat to see!
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DrIgnacious Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, sand-sculpting's hard work.
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Yang-tze Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
this is very cool ;)
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ray72285 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008   Traditional Artist
Just sending you a congratulations for being featured in this week's issue of The Dragons of deviantART - [link] :)
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AndrewSalt Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008
Thank you.... I had no idea.
You would think that someone would have let me know beforehand.
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ray72285 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008   Traditional Artist
You're welcome. :)

It's somewhat harder to let someone know they are featured before I make the article though. I go through roughly 3000 pieces of artwork every time I make the article, so compiling everything is much easier to do so before I send out notices. :)
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CraigInATin Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
Incredible!
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ThursdayNextChilli Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008
Woooow 0_0, looks sooo great!
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jekaa Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008
Wow! So cool!
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BrunaBrito Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008  Professional General Artist
that´s amazing! the dragon looks awesome!
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Dreamer-n-me Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008
thats really good
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hatoola13 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008  Student General Artist
wow.......
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