Shadow Box Commission

Here are some images from a newly completed Shadow Box Commission.  This one-of-a-kind piece of art is made of hand drawn illustrations and backgrounds composited onto individual pieces of acrylic in a 2.5″ deep shadow box.  They sell for $300.

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  1. Tridus says:

    These are really nice. I’ve enjoyed making shadow boxes myself, and love how they show off traditionally drawn artwork. Great work here – beautifully bright, crisp, and just jumps out and grabs immediate attention! I noticed you said acrylic – I’ve been using thick cardstock or black foam-core because of issues with glue. What did you mean by compositing?

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Spencer says:

    I started making shadow boxes with stiff card stock and pop dots to create the depth. It made is so that there was only one piece of glass in the front and everything was really easy to see, but it was fragile. I then tried to print out digital images on overhead transparencies. I would paint the back of the printed image with white paint to make the colors show up, but that too was fragile.

    Eventually I went to spray mounting 100lb vellum paper on acrylic (plexi glass). I then use a small square piece of bass wood to secure the acrylic sheets in place and to create space between them. Each character is on a separate sheet.

    I guess it’s time for me to dust off that “How-To” video I made.

  3. Hello Spencer my name is Frankie B Washington and I’m looking to have a shadow box done of me and my co-creators character Robot God Akamatsu. I pretty much have all the art pieces needed and can email to you. I would love to find out what your rate would be after you’ve seen artwork. You can contact me thru my email and we chat more about it.
    I’ve been looking like a mad man for anyone who specializes in this art form.
    The deadline would be mid -May.
    Thank you

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