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Unconventional contest: Garbage Ocean by dead-kittens3 Unconventional contest: Garbage Ocean by dead-kittens3
For dA's Ripley's Unconventional Art contest!

I'm not sure what possessed me to even attempt to give this contest a chance, I am not the target for any kind of (3D?) art. In fact I tried avoiding doing any sculpture work in art class if I could, lmao. 

I used what I had lying around my house. What can be more unconventional than actual garbage? :XD: It also creates a nice scenery of irony, I made an ocean theme from the very stuff destroying the ocean. 

:bulletpink:Cardboard was used for the canvas and mermaid cut out. 
:bulletpink:Plastic bags were used for all the coloured parts, from water to scales. I just kept layering plastic bag and hoping for the best. I only had a small handful of colours to work with but I did my best to utilize them. I cut shapes out of the bags, or simply just ripped them to get the desired look. For the seaweed I stretched the bags and twisted them to make them look 'sea-weedy' 
:bulletpink:It is all being held together by tape, as I didn't have any glue on hand. 
:bulletpink:Scissors were used for cutting. (And what a pain it was to use them! I only have the standard big 'kitchen' scissors that come in a knife set block, so making any small cutouts was quite frustrating at times.) 
:bulletpink:And I used white ink for the bubbles. 



I enjoyed trying something very different from what I normally do, I apologize for the sub-par quality photo, these camera phones really pixelate images and I am not tech savy to figure out how to stop it from happening when sending photos to my email. 
Edit:changed canvas size.  Dacontest35 by dead-kittens3
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:iconedfhector:
EDFhector Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is so unbelievably cool! Congratulations! I hope you win!
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:icondead-kittens3:
dead-kittens3 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2018
Thank you! 
Sadly, I did not win (I'm not surprised xD )But I am still super thrilled that I got this far! 
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:iconedfhector:
EDFhector Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! 
Aw no :C I am sorry to hear you didn't win. Better luck next time? You are right though it's really impressive you got as far as you did. Congrats for almost getting all the way :3
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AlexKadin Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2018
Woooow, congrats for making it to the semifinals! :D
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:icondead-kittens3:
dead-kittens3 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2018
Thank you very much :D
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:iconalexkadin:
AlexKadin Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2018
Since the beginning I always knew you'd go places ;p
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:iconpktpictures:
PktPictures Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations on being named a semi! Good luck!
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:icondead-kittens3:
dead-kittens3 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2018
Thank you so much!
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:iconlebscreations:
LEBsCreations Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
This is awesome!  Very exciting to see you in the top 25!
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:icondead-kittens3:
dead-kittens3 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018
Thank you very much! I am quite ecstatic! :blush:

Never in a million years did I think I could be a semifinalist on such a big contest! I just wish I was able to get better quality pictures of this D'x
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Dare2DreamMedia Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats on being in the top 25! 
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:icondead-kittens3:
dead-kittens3 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018
Thank you so much! :huggle:
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:iconwondergirl100:
wondergirl100 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2018
That is some amazing craftsmanship!
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:icondead-kittens3:
dead-kittens3 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2018
Thank you so much :blush:
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:iconwondergirl100:
wondergirl100 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2018
You're welcome!
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Shannonandklara Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
congrats, hope you win XD
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:icondead-kittens3:
dead-kittens3 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2018
Thank you very much! :)
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:iconzerothewanderer:
ZerotheWanderer Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2018
Wow, I decided to investigate the notification I got saying someone I watched was in the semi finals of this, and I totally didn't expect it to be you. Well done Harlee!
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:icondead-kittens3:
dead-kittens3 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2018
Thank you so much, Zero! I'm glad I surprised you lmao. 
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SuperprismaReginae Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2018   Traditional Artist
Congratulation ♡
You deserve it :blushes:
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:icondead-kittens3:
dead-kittens3 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2018
Thank you very much! :blush:
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:iconsuperprismareginae:
SuperprismaReginae Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2018   Traditional Artist
You're welcome ♡
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TylerFreeFlight Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Congratulations! Good luck in the next round!
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:icondead-kittens3:
dead-kittens3 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2018
Thank you very much! 
I'm gonna really need it xD 
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:iconthegamingcentaur:
TheGamingCentaur Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats! :happybounce:
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:icondead-kittens3:
dead-kittens3 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2018
Thank you!:love:
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:iconjkrolak:
jkrolak Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconflutteryay1plz::iconflutteryay2plz::iconflutteryay3plz:
:iconflutteryay4plz::iconflutteryay5plz::iconflutteryay6plz:


But beware, for in the next rounds you must make something, truly weird and beyond mortal men. You must make.....

A Shrubbery!
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:icondead-kittens3:
dead-kittens3 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2018
Should I take 2? ?
I can misplace things easily xD
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:iconjkrolak:
jkrolak Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Could be a good idea, lest the Knights who say "Ni" let loose their wrath.
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:iconpktpictures:
PktPictures Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
You made it to the Semi's, congratulations!! Great work!
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:icondead-kittens3:
dead-kittens3 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2018
Thank you very much!!
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DawnOfTheAgez Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on semifinals 
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:icondead-kittens3:
dead-kittens3 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2018
Thank you so much! I'm so surprised! 
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Fotohunter Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2018  Student Writer
I like the idea and the design, you are very creative when creating a sculpture using random objects. Maybe you should give it a look at designing sculptures.:nod:
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:icondead-kittens3:
dead-kittens3 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2018
haham yeah no xD 
I absolutely hated doing any kind of sculpture work in school. 
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The-S-H-A-D-O-W Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2018
I think it’s really cool. It’s always good to try new things. 
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:icondead-kittens3:
dead-kittens3 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2018
Thank you so much, My friend :meow:
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:icontimelesshalls:
Timelesshalls Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2018
You attempted something...DIFFERENT! Something NEW! Something BOLD and AUDACIOUS and DARING! Trying to broaden your horizons, eh? Expand your knowledge base, eh? Invest time and effort into unique and challenging works of art, eh? And worst of all, just having a good time! Such random displays of individualism and personal achievement will not stand! Return to your room until you've learned to conform to standards and practices! 

Big Brother Is Watching You. :iconbigbrotherplz:
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:icondead-kittens3:
dead-kittens3 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2018
I'll never do it again, Sir D'x
I will stick to what I know, even though what I know is very limited!
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:icontimelesshalls:
Timelesshalls Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2018
:iconbigbrotherplz: That's more like it. See how much better life is when we submit to Authority?

Now more pictures with ladies and ladies with bewbs. :evillaugh:
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:icondead-kittens3:
dead-kittens3 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2018
yes i see the dull light now. 
Must conform to my box for eternity. I shall be happy forever this way. 

*eye  twitches*






sadly though, people actually do like it when people do the same thing forever. Look at any popular artist, from musicians to actors. Most all are doing the same thing over and over and over. Once you do something different everyone cries and can't handle the horrible life shattering change. 
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Timelesshalls Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2018
Ever read Stephen King's "Misery", or see the movie? That takes your sentiment and cranks it up to 11. 
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:icondead-kittens3:
dead-kittens3 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2018
No I never have, is it something I should look into now? XD
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Timelesshalls Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2018
Let's put it this way; should you ever end up in an accident and awake in a strange house being cared for by someone claiming to be your biggest fan, and they find out you switched drawing ladies and ladies with bewbs for recycling garbage into sculpture, watch out. o.o;
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dead-kittens3 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018
oh dear! XD Sounds like a living nightmare XD
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:iconthetruemarkyboy:
TheTrueMarkyboy Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2018
Thats something diffirent. I like it.
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:icondead-kittens3:
dead-kittens3 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2018
Thank you, i'm glad you do!
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ANIMALGIRL1869 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2018
this came out really awesome looking!
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:icondead-kittens3:
dead-kittens3 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2018
Thank you very much! :D
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ANIMALGIRL1869 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2018
You're welcome :D
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