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Unconventional contest: Garbage Ocean
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Published: August 18, 2018
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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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EDFhector's avatar
EDFhector|Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is so unbelievably cool! Congratulations! I hope you win!
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DivineKitten|Professional Traditional Artist
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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EDFhector|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's avatar
Woooow, congrats for making it to the semifinals! :D
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DivineKitten's avatar
DivineKitten|Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :D
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AlexKadin's avatar
Since the beginning I always knew you'd go places ;p
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PktPictures|Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations on being named a semi! Good luck!
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DivineKitten|Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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LEBsCreations's avatar
This is awesome!  Very exciting to see you in the top 25!
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DivineKitten|Professional Traditional Artist
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|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats on being in the top 25! 
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DivineKitten's avatar
DivineKitten|Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :huggle:
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wondergirl100|Hobbyist General Artist
That is some amazing craftsmanship!
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DivineKitten|Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :blush:
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wondergirl100|Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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Shannonandklara|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
congrats, hope you win XD
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DivineKitten|Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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ZerotheWanderer's avatar
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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DivineKitten|Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, Zero! I'm glad I surprised you lmao. 
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SuperprismaReginae's avatar
Congratulation ♡
You deserve it :blushes:
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DivineKitten|Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :blush:
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SuperprismaReginae's avatar
You're welcome ♡
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TylerFreeFlight's avatar
Congratulations! Good luck in the next round!
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DivineKitten|Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! 
I'm gonna really need it xD 
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