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« on: October 16, 2011 07:17:54 AM »



So... The other night I went to the store, bought a pumpkin, and needed to distract myself from something so I decided to attempt to carve Starry Night... I figured the pumpkin was only $4.97 and the carving tools were only $3.99 so even if I messed it up I had less than $10 invested.

I pulled up an image on my laptop, took out a Sharpie, sketched a very loose rendition of it... Sat there staring at it trying to figure out how to best carve it... and then processed the pumpkin and carved from about 10pm until 2am.. and resumed the next morning

I still need to shave a bit down (on the inside) so one of the patches where I removed the pumpkin's skin (??) will shine through better... but other than that I'm fairly satisfied, considering I've never done anything like this in the past - just kitty cats (with those patterns from books) and Eiffel Towers... this was just freehand sketching and carving.

I might do the Mona Lisa and a few other "works of art" to complete it... haven't decided yet though.



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« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2011 07:48:54 AM »

I love this!
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« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2011 01:53:02 PM »

Thanks.

I think I want to do Mona Lisa or The Scream next (I think Mona Lisa would be the easiest though)
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mieljolie
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2011 02:25:22 PM »

Nice!  I love seeing pumpkins done up in things other than the typical faces.  Great job!
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NinnNinn
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2011 07:03:50 PM »

amazing!
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davidsdesire
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2011 09:23:16 AM »

it's beautiful.
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