When plans were going nicely and I was waiting for the money to send my squid to
I decided to decorate his shipping box!
This is a photo of the big design on one of the sides. It is of course my squid, and I think I did a pretty good job. (Other than some color problems, I didn't have magenta paint and wasn't sure how to make it!)
I spray painted the original box gold, then used acrylics (and actually some washable elementary-grade paint) to paint the details.
On the other sides I just have more jellyfish+seaweed+rocks, and then on the back is seaweed+his name/my name+a toaster sinking to the bottom. I might post more pictures featuring the different sides if you guys are interested.
***** If I end up doing commisions, I think I am going to also offer to make special boxes for each creation as well, because I had a GREAT time making this. It would give you a place to store each individual creature in a specialized box of your own, too. Thrifty~