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Moby Dick Shadowbox by Groovygirlsuzy17 Moby Dick Shadowbox by Groovygirlsuzy17
These are more shots of my 1850s "box" project on Herman Melville's Moby Dick.

I handmade the box (cut and glued the chipboard together then covered it with book cloth, mi tientes paper that I stained w/coffee, watercolor paper that I painted w/Windsor & Newton watercolors and then sprinkled with sea salt for textural effects, and lastly a vintage world map I got at Art Supply Warehouse.)

The shadowbox illustration is all my own original artwork created with watercolor, micron pen, embroidery floss, transparent jewelry cord, tape, glue, puffy stickers, and a mini ship that I hand carved from cork, painted, etc. (I have a separate deviation for it here: [link])

Omg what an endeavor this project was. Hours beyond hours in creating it, luckily we were given 2 months from start to finish. My teacher was very pleased and gave me an A. I am super uber proud of it, as well.

Link to my portrait of Herman Melville, the author of Moby Dick: [link]
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Given 2013-01-13
The suggester said: Not only is the box handmade, all the illustrations are done by the artist as well, I love this box! Moby Dick Shadowbox by ~Groovygirlsuzy17 ( Suggested by PattiPix and Featured by Astralseed )
:iconremyigallerue:
Awesome! I love it!
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:iconsuperprongs:
Wow! This is staggering.
Really excellent work here. I can't help but want to do a shadowbox myself but this piece leaves me quite intimidated.

Just awesome.
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:icongroovygirlsuzy17:
Groovygirlsuzy17 Mar 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! I encourage you to try a shadowbox, don't be intimidated! Keep in mind that I had about 3 months to complete this shadowbox, and I probably spent about 30-40 hours total on. So with alot of time and effort it's possible to make anything great. :) 
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:icondream-and-believe:
This is practically the only shadowbox on the first page that isn't MLP :facepalm:
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:iconcoconutcrab:
coconutcrab Feb 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
I love it!
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:iconwormwoodstar:
very awesome xD
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:icongroovygirlsuzy17:
Groovygirlsuzy17 Jan 31, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks! 
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:iconx2nat:
love love love <3
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:iconthe-dander:
The-Dander Aug 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
So you'd say its a Dick in the box? Im kidding :P. Fantastic work!
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:icongroovygirlsuzy17:
Groovygirlsuzy17 Aug 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
Haha how did I never think of that?! Yes it is. And thank you :)
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