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Realistic Drawing with Salt • Bashir Sultani

The Internet is a massive nest of fan art.

But few pieces of fan art are as impressive as the realistic drawing of Bashir Sultani.
He crafts elaborate images of icons like Darth Vader and Albert Einstein … using nothing but table salt.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgiJw8T6pOQ?rel=0]

In a series of videos posted on his YouTube channel), Sultani hunches over a matte black surface, shakes salt (some of it colored, most of it white) onto the black backdrop and then sculpts it into shape using what looks like little triangles of plastic. Through time lapse you can see his whole realistic drawing process in just under three minutes, as he works from top to bottom to create the image.

Watch a guy draw Darth Vader using nothing but salt in 3 minutes

The Vader video is particularly impressive, because it makes excellent use of the black background, but the rest of the collection is no less fascinating. Sultani’s other realistic drawing salt artworks include Link, Optimus Prime, Harry Potter and even an extremely detailed portrait of Albert Einstein. The work alone is impressive enough, but getting to watch the process, all those contrasted shapes emerging from the ghostly white salt, is what makes it addictive.

About Sultani:

Born in Afghanistan
Grew up in Russia
Lives in Canada

I’m self taught illustrator. Drawing with salt I started recently.
I don’t have yet any art education, but I have a passion for it. This channel for my salt drawing.

I do take request from my subscribers.Leave me your request as comment in my recent video and I will draw most “Thumbs Up” request. I’ll try my best to draw all high requests.
Sometimes I will draw what I like =)

About Realistic Drawing with Salt

• REAL TIME – MOSTLY 40~50 min.
• I REUSE THE SAME SALT ALL THE TIME
• TOOLS: 1- 2 FULL SHAKER OF ANY FINE SALT +PEACE OF SHARP PAPER + iPHONE4 + iMOVIE

I’LL TRY TO MAKE 2 NEW VIDEOS EVERY WEEK, PLEASE STAY TUNED

Another great Video : According to his YouTube homepage, Sultani takes requests.

Who do you want to see him draw next?
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewrQ0Dz8ssk]

Take the next step and Go To My Facebook Page and introduce yourself there.

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