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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 )
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austriaco0688 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Student Filmographer
AMAZING!!
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RaquelDavino Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  New member  General Artist
Beautiful <3
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PrettyAlkemy Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Student General Artist
omg I love this so much!!!! 
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lilithelittleone Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow!! well done! Heart 
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Penguinity Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014   General Artist
This... I'm in love with this. <3
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MalenaValcarcel Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Beautiful!!
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:icontricias:
TriciaS Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
Exquisite work!!!So well done and so unique!!!
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RemyIgalLerue Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
Awesome! I love it!
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superprongs Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
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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Groovygirlsuzy17 Featured By Owner 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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Dream-And-Believe Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
This is practically the only shadowbox on the first page that isn't MLP :facepalm:
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coconutcrab Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
I love it!
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wormwoodstar Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very awesome xD
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:icongroovygirlsuzy17:
Groovygirlsuzy17 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks! 
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x2nat Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
love love love <3
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The-Dander Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So you'd say its a Dick in the box? Im kidding :P. Fantastic work!
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:icongroovygirlsuzy17:
Groovygirlsuzy17 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
Haha how did I never think of that?! Yes it is. And thank you :)
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Borekko Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
love this
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:iconswellkeyboard:
SwellKeyboard Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
SPLIT YOUR LUNGS IN BLOOD AND THUNDER
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:iconthagirion:
Thagirion Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I love this! You did wonderful portraying so many icons of the story. Even the coffin.
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:icongroovygirlsuzy17:
Groovygirlsuzy17 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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NeuBild Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
great piece of art :clap:
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:icongroovygirlsuzy17:
Groovygirlsuzy17 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
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Thagirion Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wow this is beautiful. Just wonderful.
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:icongroovygirlsuzy17:
Groovygirlsuzy17 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
:) thanks!
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JessaFlux Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013   Photographer
How utterly cool. It certainly is a different art medium. How long did it take you to make?
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:icongroovygirlsuzy17:
Groovygirlsuzy17 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hm...not entirely sure. I worked on it here and there over a three month span. The ship alone took me about 6 hours. The box another 3. I estimate the total project to be around 30 hours
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JessaFlux Featured By Owner May 17, 2013   Photographer
Well at $10 an hour that should make it worth $3,000. What do you sell such things for?
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:icongroovygirlsuzy17:
Groovygirlsuzy17 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
I would never sell the original of this...but I would of course sell prints for around $15+
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Dalliann Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
This is gorgeous-- and one of the most original shadow-boxes I've seen! What a wonderful surprise for anyone who opens that front cover! :heart:
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:icongroovygirlsuzy17:
Groovygirlsuzy17 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wow thank you! :)
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simoneheld Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
just truly epic :worship:! A real masterpiece! Love it!
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:icongroovygirlsuzy17:
Groovygirlsuzy17 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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daaash Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
this is really beautiful! congrats
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:icongroovygirlsuzy17:
Groovygirlsuzy17 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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BluestOfBirds Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Greetings! I featured you piece in my journal :+favlove: [link]
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:icongroovygirlsuzy17:
Groovygirlsuzy17 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!!!
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pbjones Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
A+
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:iconprimulatook:
primulatook Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is simply breathtaking work
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:iconmiontre:
miontre Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, that's amazing! :heart:
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JCR2 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Awesome
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namtar57 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
I have just joined Deviantart and am amazed at what is unearthed each time I start to look through it. What a wondrous find this is, absolutely lovely.
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:icongroovygirlsuzy17:
Groovygirlsuzy17 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! And welcome to Deviantart!!!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconsteamjo:
SteamJo Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
this is amazing!
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:iconjeanmanuel:
JeanManuel Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist
Very good work. Good style.
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plantlife1212 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i absolutly love this as a consept for books summing up the story in a beautiful 3d image
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faziarizvi Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
You should be proud. This is beautiful work!
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:icongroovygirlsuzy17:
Groovygirlsuzy17 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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starbuck5250 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Whoa! Wicked cool.
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