|Project by Dekker||posted 10-29-2007 02:44 PM||1522 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
Made out of a single burl of Cucurbita pepo (aka ”orangewood”), I removed the bark then proceeded to carve the figure…
OK, so it’s not made out of wood… but it is in the spirit of the season
It did let me work on some carving techniques. This is from last year’s halloween (2006), and I will probably do the same this year (If I still have time). Everything is one piece, and the forehead gash is actually gouged deep, with the stitches being suspended over empty space (delicate pumpkin carving!). The mouth is hollowed out as well, with teeth and a tongue.
Though this photo does not do show it, I had a fluorescent blub inside to illuminate it. It made the eyes, forehead crack, and mouth glow.
Last year’s was a dragon atop a mountain peak with the wings partially extended, with a moon in the background, but I can’t seem to find the picture at this moment ;(
Here are some pics of my 2005 pumpkins.
Sorry, no carving for 2007 was made :(
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