These amazing sculpture may look Photoshopped, but they’re real, and the work of Toshihiko Hosaka. The 43-year-old artist has been making sand sculptures ever since grade school, and spent the past two decades honing his skills. No molds or adhesives are used in the making of these works of art, just sand and a few metal sculpting tools.
“It’s a shame that sand art is only temporary, but to make sure that his beautiful creation last longer than they normally would, the talented Japanese artist sprays them with a special substance that hardens the outer layer of sand, preventing sun, wind or rain from damaging it for a few days. In the past, he has even collaborated with a chemical company to create a special, environment-friendly sand art spray,” reports Oddity Central.