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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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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 )
lilithelittleone Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
wow!! well done! Heart 
Penguinity Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014   General Artist
This... I'm in love with this. <3
MalenaValcarcel Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
TriciaS Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
Exquisite work!!!So well done and so unique!!!
RemyIgalLerue Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
Awesome! I love it!
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.
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. :) 
Dream-And-Believe Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
This is practically the only shadowbox on the first page that isn't MLP :facepalm:
coconutcrab Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
I love it!
wormwoodstar Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very awesome xD
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