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Sandy - Rise of the Guardians by Benlo Sandy - Rise of the Guardians by Benlo
Watched Rise of the Guardians yesterday, it was pretty awesome, i really enjoyed it. I'm really glad to see how many of the animated features this year are all so equally well done, there is going to be a good competition for Oscar 2012. It's most likely going to be between Paranorman, Wreck it Ralph and Rise of the Guaridans. Brave wasn't bad, but it didn't really hit the spot for a lot of people. I have my money on Paranorman, it is going to be really nice to see Laika taking it this year.

So here is a fan art I did for Guardians, Sandy (Sandman) was one of my favourite in the movie, aside from the badass Santa (North). Here is my question, does anyone know if Sandy's a guy or girl?? I asked my friend Jchu and she doesn't know either, hmmmmm )
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Katakana1 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015
flumenlimia Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
This is impressive! *-* Sandman is so awesome and so is his animation.

(oh, I love Paranorman)
RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
kojirex20 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your an unbelievable artist
Stardust193 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Student General Artist
SummerLily24 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Student Writer
Wow. This is great!

And I'm pretty sure Sandy's a guy.
TheWatcherofWorlds Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
pretty dazzling
the-CrocoDIL Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
DUUUUUDE that's pretty much amazing!
you did an awesome job on the expression, and the sand-like effect. 

<3 worth, obviously, a fave.
Kismeta Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
Love it. Your textures here are brilliant. Sandy was also one of my favorites.
Dusk-of-Angels Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Aw man, Sandy was totally my favourite character :).

I always got the impression that sandy was a guy, probably just from Sandy's face and the lack of lashes. XD
firewolf121 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
sandys a guy or so says the books
2Dfuture Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
You do amazing shadings in allot of pictures!this is just fantastic artwork !!!

Heart - Free 
Gn0mes Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
Gorgeous! Sandy Heart 
SG09 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Huh? I missed to write something to this beautiful art?! I love the texture of sand and all the light. Nice pose and that look on Sandys face! He's a badass fighter!
DC-Fat-Gorillas Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
It's true what they said.
Great power comes in small packages.
PippaFrost Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist
I'm pretty sure it's a guy!
And oh my, would you look at his badass expression?!
Looooved your drawing!
KnifeInToaster Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
Sandy looks so cute and small in this! And his face is just ;___;♥
BlackRose-TheArtist Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
i loved Sandy... think he was my favorite  

hawkbramble467 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sandy was absolutly my favorite in the whole movie and when he died i swere i was tempted to leave the theater X3
ssjalin Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
If there is one thing I learned from this movie is that Sandy is NOT to be messed with. Dude can make a dinosaur out of sand, who else do we know can actually make a big ass dinosaur from sand and squash you with it?
DarkerEve Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
Gorgeous work.
Issiacca Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They refer to Sandy with male pronouns throught film and books so guy I'm guessing lol.
HimeOz Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
What-if-Writer Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
This looks absolutely brilliant. The texture of the sand and the shine looks amazing!
poseidon777 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
can you do zeus form percy jackson clip
Disneycow82 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
In truth, I was disappointed when I saw Brave, not feeling that epic Pixar feeling in the theatres; more like another princess movie we had already seen before. Nothing new; not even her going on an epic adventure as the trailers made it look (deceiving). This movie and Wreck It Ralph were both much better than Brave in my opinion. I don't know what the stupid Oscars :angered: were thinking giving the award to that 'meh' film, no offense to anyone that liked it. This movie on the other hand really gave a powerful message about what it means to keep believing, even through the dark times. :tears: :)
pikachulover94 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
I love sandy hes awesome! well there all awesome
Evaron Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You did a really awesome job. I love the flow of the Dreamsand.

And to answer your question, Sandy is defiantly a Guy. (i.e. SandMAN not SandWOMAN) =D =D =D

Come to think of it, Tooth is the only girl in the Big Four from "Rise of the Guardians".
Sachi-Nakata Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a very petty drawing!
Noxmoony Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Student Filmographer
Love it! It's so beautiful and golden and I really dig how ya handled the sandyness of the sand! And Sandy's expression looks so badass here XD Albeit being uber cute too. The colours are lovely and the lighting and atmosphere is fantastic. Love your painting style with the way you handled the brushstrokes! Awesommme! :D
FaithStarLight Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic work on the sand! :D Love the colours, and Sandy's expression :meow:
Rilguia Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student General Artist
So amazing!!!! OvO
and the sand textures are just stunning!!! >v<
embercoral Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The full name is Sanderson Mansnoozie...but apparently the Man in the Moon brought this person to life from a single grain of sand, so I guess that means Sandy's genderless...?
angel-girl1 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
I thought he was a solitary man that specialized in dreams, especially children's dreams, the kind that ward away the darkness that Pitch brought about and MiM made him a guardian with the help of dream sand so he could reach all the children of the world with his dreams through dream sand.
embercoral Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe it's a little bit of both. :iconidkplz:
angel-girl1 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
I was going by the books.
embercoral Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I haven't read the novels yet, but the upcoming fourth one is supposed to have Sandy in it.
angel-girl1 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Though the one out is just a picture book, the new one is probably the same with a little more detail.
angel-girl1 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
There's already a book on Sandy from when he started out. [link]
MFP98 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
Wow! This is! I love how angery he is, it's beautiful!
hero-108-amy Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
flying-soap Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome Sandy is awesome.
MimiALala Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Student Artist
Sandy's a dude.
SnowBunnyRabbit Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student
I like him! He may not say much but he sure knows how to act fast. :D
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Wow! I love the action here!
The-Booboochus Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm assuming Sandman is a man, due to the fact he has 'man' in his name, and they often refer to him with male verbs.

When Sandy tried explaining to Jack why he was at the North pole after being shoved in a sack and being thrown through a magic portal. Jack says he can't understand the whole 'talking through sand thing' and ends it with "Thanks little man"
genericfandom Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student General Artist
I just assumed it was male, since it's called Sandman, but I guess you can't really be sure. Anyway, this is awesome!
chillydragon Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Oh my god!!! You catch the movement, the expression and the magic!!!
Your technique, your skills make me envy. :stare:
Stalcry Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hannahjanelee Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I hate that Brave won:( RotG was so much better! (And sandy is a guy... SandMAN:) )
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