Guys, I have brought a great pumpkin carving story for you.
This story is about one of my favorite holidays i.e. Halloween. I like this holiday so much because, on this day, I get to wear the spookiest costume and carve something really cool with pumpkin. Actually, I like the pumpkin carving part the most because then, I get to show my artistic skills and interest.
I had started by using pre-made pumpkin carving patterns. If you want, you can easily find such patterns in books like Pumpkin Masters. However, I got bored with jack-o-lantern faces. And that’s when I decided to challenge my pumpkin carving skills with something great.
So, in 2009, I started an ultra-detailed jack-o-lantern design. And the first look was an Iron Man. Yes, you have read that right. Since then, I have started carving something great and unique each year. And this time, I have tried something better and bigger. It is the portrait of my super cute Pomeranian dog, Sophie. Yay!
A few tidbits about my carvings:
- I only carve real pumpkins. Sadly, they don’t last forever.
- I carve using an X-Acto knife.
- I take around 8 to 20 hours for pumpkin carving.
- I do not light my pumpkins using candles but a CFL bulb on a cord.
I carved this dog-o-lantern of my Pomeranian Sophie this year
I first made a sketch of Sophie on a pumpkin
Then I used X-acto knife to carve the pieces
This was the final result
You can see the process of carving my dog-o-lantern in the video below:
Here are some older works of mine. 2016:
My first one, in 2009