Sony has released an oddly mesmerizing video of Drake’s Deception locations drawn in sand.
Continuing the sand-based theme of the publicity for upcoming release Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, bosses at Sony have recruited a Russian sand-artist to recreate some notable scenes from the game on her sand-canvas. The result is a 9 minute long video in which sand-Drake is drawn and then recast in a variety of desert locations.
The sand-artist behind the piece, Natalia Netselya, says that this is the first time she’s worked on a videogame-inspired piece in her five years of sand artistry. “It was fun for me to recreate an iconic character like Nathan Drake in some of the amazing settings from the latest game,” she noted on PlayStation’s blog, adding that she’s “sure you’ll recognize some familiar sights.”
Sand-art has been steadily growing in popularity ever since Kseniya Simonova won Ukraine’s Got Talent two years ago with her moving sand-art recreation of Ukraine’s involvement in World War 2. Netselya’s piece is definitely not as heavy as that, but it’s just as visually pleasing (Drake’s ammo belt is particularly nice). Hopefully this video won’t be the last of Sony’s sand-based advertising.