Artist Creates Impressive Portraits Using The Humble Kitchen Salt

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Norway-based Croatian tattoo artist Dino Tomic creates beautiful drawings on large canvasses with salt, only to erase his works that takes hours, sometimes days to bring to life.

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“My wrist was hurting from so much drawing so I needed to take a break. I started with salt three weeks ago just to relax my wrist–because I only use my shoulder,” Tomic explained.

Horse made with SALT Im continuing my salt experimentation – and it really seems that you can do anything with salt – with some practice ( and many many years with art experience/ knowledge in the background hehe ) Lately i have been doing these gigantic salt mandalas on public places – was good to work alone in peace and quiet on a smaller scale again =) Like always i have filmed the whole process and will edit the video soon =) I know im writing always so much on most of my posts and i know not everyone is reading it ( those are the people who normally ask a question – wile the detailed answer is already provided in the description ) so lets see how many of you are reading what i write! Just for fun , write in the comment section your favorite vegetable haha ( that should really confuse all the non description readers ) XD

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Worlds largest salt mandala 3 days work 25 hours in total – gone in 10 seconds. The whole / longer video on my YouTube / Facebook page :) The whole project was done in the university HSN / Notodden / Norway – the place where i studied many years ago and the place where i have drawing courses now. =D They where so nice to provide me with a live stream , so that everyone could follow the whole process from start to finish. The whole live stream is still on youtube if anyone wants to see every boring ( unedited ) second of me playing with salt haha =D Im getting in touch with Guinness book of records to really confirm that this was the worlds larges salt mandala ( sand /or other color powders dont count in this category ) – it does seem it is =)

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Large Salt Mandala 4X4 meters I have just now finished my newest salt mandala creation. Started this yesterday and been working non stop. Now my neck and my head are completely destroyed. =D Today an awesome idea struck me – i realized that im painting with gravity. Sure im using salt as a medium but gravity is the most important tool that i have used on these salt projects =D This one was also done live among a lot of people – in the Tuven Center / Notodden. I dont think there where 2 sec where someone did not talk to me =D people everywhere – was most afraid of all the small kids running around =D ( dont worry i had a barrier around that i removed when we took the pic. This mandala will stand there until the 25 of May and then i will destroy it in a bit different and special way =D Have also a lot of in progress footage of this work that i would like to share with you =D

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Salt Portraits of the Game of Thrones cast Here is the newest large salt creation from me =) Last time i did 1 portrait with salt so i figured why not make 5 this time =D This took me way more than expected , and it was also a lot harder then the previous one. The biggest problem i had was when i would finished the first portrait and start on the second one and than go back to the first one to retouch some parts, the second one would be in the way. Also the smaller you make them the harder it gets to work with salt – its really not a fine medium to work with =) By now im sure you all know what happens at the end of a salt drawing like this ;) and yes i once again have a video of the whole process + the removal of all portraits =) Will start editing the video when i get some spare time =) right now im working a lot on the prints that you will be able to buy – if all falls into place the first one should be out for sale tomorrow =D I know i dont show a lot of teaser of all of my work ( like many other do ) , but thats why i have snapchat ;)

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Daenerys Salt portrait The whole portrait here was done using nothing else but normal kitchen salt! =) This is the very first time im doing a portrait with salt ( this is my third salt creation -did two large mandalas last week ) Really interesting and fun medium to work with . It really resembles airbrushing ( i was working with airbrush about 5 years ago ) so it was really not that hard to get into the salt =D After i crafted a few tools to help me distribute salt , things where way easier to work with =D I also have a video from start to finish of this project that i will share with you soon =) As wee all know GoT is starting again in a few days – and the internet will be flooded with fan made artwork – ( like every year ) so let me be one of the first once this year =D

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