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Lionfish Under Sea Bento by Demi-Plum Lionfish Under Sea Bento by Demi-Plum
This bento was made for :iconbento-love:'s Creature Contest! This is my first decorative bento, I think it turned out pretty well considering! It Contains:

Top Layer:
Coral - Onigiri coated in ebi furikake with nori
Lionfish - Meticulously carved Gala Apple

Bottom Layer:
Sand and Shells - Japanese Style Potato Salad
Octopus - Beef Sausages Sauteed in Canola Oil with Kuro Goma eyes
Sea Flowers - Raspberries
Sandy Bolders - Karaage Chicken Marinated in Shoyu and Garlic
Sea Glass - Homemade Chunky Salsa with Watermelon

I really enjoyed making this bento. I got to try some new things and create a new recipe as well. It took me approximately 2 1/2 hours from start to finish. About 45 minutes to an hour to carve the lionfish. I'm very happy with how this came out. I think the colors are all exclusive and the ideas of each part were creative if I do say so myself. I never thought I'd be able to pull something like this off and I feel quite proud to have made it. I did feel sad when I had to eat the lionfish, but he tasted delicious~! Please Enjoy!

[link] This is the image I based my Lionfish from.
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:iconedwardothecat:
EdwardotheCat Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
SO COOL! :love:
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:icondemi-plum:
Demi-Plum Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww thank you! This was my first charaben, so that really makes my day! 
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:iconhellohailey:
HelloHailey Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student General Artist
weiners!!!!!!!
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:icondemi-plum:
Demi-Plum Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha yes I did use them
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:iconhellohailey:
HelloHailey Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student General Artist
lol me and my friend were looking thru stuff in class and urs came up....we had a great laugh....we were kinda arguing so it helped
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:icondemi-plum:
Demi-Plum Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I'm glad it could lighten the moment ^w^
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:iconhellohailey:
HelloHailey Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student General Artist
lol we got in trouble for laughing so hard
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:icondemi-plum:
Demi-Plum Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha >w< well laughing isn't a bad thing normally thankfully!
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:iconhellohailey:
HelloHailey Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student General Artist
haha thatsgreat
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:iconplainordinary1:
plainordinary1 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG!! :omg:
You can carve tooo?? waaaai :clap:
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:icondemi-plum:
Demi-Plum Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha yes. I worked a lot with clay, carving and stuff, before I started doing bento so that really helped >w< This was my first charaben too.
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:iconplainordinary1:
plainordinary1 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Owh you're so talented! :iconiloveyouplz:
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:icondemi-plum:
Demi-Plum Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
>w< aww I just have lots of practice is all
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:iconsweet-osmanthus:
sweet-osmanthus Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
*die from awesome-ness* s...so ~~~ beautiful~~~~~~~~~~~~
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:icondemi-plum:
Demi-Plum Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha >w< thank you sweetie
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:icontenoko1:
Tenoko1 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
How do you make the Homemade Chunky Salsa? Can you leave out or substitue the watermelon with something else like in off season?
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:icondemi-plum:
Demi-Plum Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I have the recipe in my recipe section of my gallery. You can make it anyway you want. My recipes only say the ways I make things, but cooking is about experimenting. You'll never know if you like or don't like something one way if you don't give it a try.
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:iconphenoca:
Phenoca Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
Octopi = pure genius!
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:icondemi-plum:
Demi-Plum Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha that's not my idea, it's a popular bento idea. They even have cutters specifically for making them.
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:iconheart4skies:
Heart4Skies Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
I love this!
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:icondemi-plum:
Demi-Plum Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! It was work, but very much worth it
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:iconmelevelent:
melevelent Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
mmmm... taka weena (i didnt spell it right ^_^)
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:icondemi-plum:
Demi-Plum Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, you can make it easily.
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:iconmelevelent:
melevelent Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
I love that stuff
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:icondemi-plum:
Demi-Plum Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You should try it then ^w^
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:iconmelevelent:
melevelent Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
mmmmhhhhmmmm ^_^
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:icononpu15:
Onpu15 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing :D, wish I could cook someting like that :3
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:icondemi-plum:
Demi-Plum Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You could! It just takes practice ^w^
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:iconmorganaloveselly:
MorganaLovesElly Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
?Awwwww its sooo cute!! I wanna make the one with the octopus :3
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:icondemi-plum:
Demi-Plum Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You should! You should enter the contest yourself! We need more entries and I'm sure yours would look adorable!
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:iconmorganaloveselly:
MorganaLovesElly Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
HAHAHAHA the only proble is I dont own a bento box :S
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:icondemi-plum:
Demi-Plum Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww that's sad. You can use a tubber wear container if you're in a pinch
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:iconmorganaloveselly:
MorganaLovesElly Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
HAhahaha Thanks for the idea ^3^
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:icondemi-plum:
Demi-Plum Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem sweetie ^w^
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:icondarkfireraven:
DarkFireRaven Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is gorgeous! You did a fabulous job on the lionfish. I'm impressed that you kept the apple from oxidizing. Good luck in the contest! :D
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:icondemi-plum:
Demi-Plum Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I hope I do well in it too!
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:icondeidaralove13:
DeidaraLove13 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're making me hungry!
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:icondemi-plum:
Demi-Plum Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww :hug: I'm sorry >w<
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:iconcorselia:
Corselia Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
what did you use to cut the intricate pattern on the fish? tools like you use to cut linolium???
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:icondemi-plum:
Demi-Plum Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha no I just used an exacto! It's really sharp and was perfect for making the cuts. It too me minute to realize a good speed, but once I did it was quite fun to do! I'd like to do more apple carving!
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:iconmiemie-chan3:
miemie-chan3 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Student Digital Artist
ahhhh sooo yummy XD
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:icondemi-plum:
Demi-Plum Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much :huggle:
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:iconmiemie-chan3:
miemie-chan3 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Student Digital Artist
XD
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:iconpachyblur:
Pachyblur Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'd love to be able to do those things!!!!
I never have time to cook :(
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:icondemi-plum:
Demi-Plum Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sorry !-! I couldn't live if I couldn't cook. I'd die of hunger!
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l337g4m3r Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Very Interesting!
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:icondemi-plum:
Demi-Plum Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you ^w^
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:icontransparentsky:
TransparentSky Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my, how'd you get the apple to not turn brown?
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:icondemi-plum:
Demi-Plum Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I soaked it in water with a nice pinch of salt every few minutes for 1-2 minutes.
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:icontransparentsky:
TransparentSky Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh, smart!

It looks really delicious by the way :iconlachoirplz:
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