Joey's 2011 Pumpkin Thread [Updated: 10/24]

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Joey's 2011 Pumpkin Thread [Updated: 10/24]

Post by Joey » 04 Oct 2011 01:54 am

It's here again! Time for me to post image heavy threads full of jack-o-lanterns!

First up, a leftover from last year:
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It's the Helmaroc King, one of the bosses from Zelda: Wind Waker. I'd always thought he'd make a good pumpkin, and I had a leftover after Halloween. I'd meant to do a pair, actually, but the other spare pumpkin rotted so I had to change plans, and this one resulted.

Now for this years watermelons:
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These two were kind of weird. The first is a Kappa, a Japanese water goblin that I carved for a project in my Japanese Mythology class. The other is the mascot of a small anime convention my school held, and I made it for them. I didn't get good pictures because my camera seriously dislikes watermelon carvings, but it's all I had.

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Then there were the Pokemon! I'd always wanted to carve Rayquaza, which is why I'm disappointed with how it turned out. I had a vision that I couldn't fulfill, plus that bad photography.

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A few weeks later I found my carving mojo, and carved a cool Riolu. Having the good camera helped as well.

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And my best watermelon carving of the year! Jolteon's my favorite eeveelution and I'm really happy with out it came out. One of my best watermelons, I think. It also completes a seven year old obligation to carve all of Eevee's evolutions :D

It was a sort of good year for watermelons, but now it is time for awesome pumpkins:
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I started with the obligatory pirate carving. This was a Pumpkin Masters pattern that looked better before I carved it. I think this is two weeks old now?

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More pokemon, from this last weekend. Absol, one of my favorites, and I'm glad with how it turned out.

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Also from this last weekend, it's my annual haunted house. Another Pumpkin Masters pattern that looked better before I carved it, you'd think I'd learn by now.

I've got three more beautiful looking pumpkins ready for next weekend :D

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Post by AngharadTy » 04 Oct 2011 01:59 am

Yayyyyy Joey's pumpkins! and also watermelons!

The Helmaroc King is fantastic. Absol is also, I'm so glad to see it! And the Rayquaza is actually great, maybe my favorite. I was admiring it and the perspective on its fin-bits before I read your text. If that's a bad Rayquaza, do a good one, so we can all be incredibly stunned. ;)
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Post by Ierosbats » 04 Oct 2011 07:10 am

I agree with Ty, that Rayquaza is amazing! Definitely my favorite from this batch, which is saying something because they're all great. Jolteon's neck ruff is so well done. I suggest Igglybuff/Jigglypuff/Wigglytuff!

As much as I love pumpkins and pumpkin carving and looking at carved pumpkins, I think the watermelons take way prettier pictures. I love the pink inside. Plus, you could eat the stuff you take out of it! Obviously you can with pumpkins, too, but... that's less immediately appealing.
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Post by Darigan » 04 Oct 2011 04:07 pm

Wow. Incredible carvings. Congratulations, I love the Riolu.

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Post by Joey » 05 Oct 2011 05:50 am

Thanks you guys! I think I ended up staring at the Rayquaza too long and focusing on all the bad parts, without really looking at the good. And I do like the watermelon pictures better, there's more I can do with it. Pumpkins are just flat orange, but with watermelons I can do this: http://joh-wee.deviantart.com/art/Melon ... -138508066

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Post by Gumdrops » 05 Oct 2011 06:19 am

Wow, those are impressive.

That watermelon Macaw is freaking awesome.

Heh, at first I was confused about the Helmarock King one. I was like, that's doesn't look like I remember, but then I realized I was thinking of the Helmasaur King from Alttp.

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Post by PennyLane » 05 Oct 2011 12:31 pm

Joey your pumpkins and watermelons look great! My daughter has gotten obsessed with pokemon over the past year, and now she wants *me* to carve pokemon pumpkins for her this year =P I told her there is noooo way I can carve them like you do.

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Post by Joey » 09 Oct 2011 11:16 pm

The Helmasaur King is awesome as well, I might have to carve him someday too. And it seems like I'm ruining the curve for everyone else xD

So I declared this weekend to be Flaming Unicorn Weekend!
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First up, Rapidash. Took 7 hours, a real pain in the ass. Turned out great though, pokemon style fire just looks good on a pumpkin, even if it takes forever.

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Then the next day it was time to show my Brony colours :D From My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - Twilight Sparkle after bursting into flames! Also took 7 hours, only I didn't expect it too. The pumpkin was a little tough on the dremel, so I had to hand shade a bunch of it.

I've got three more pumpkins hanging around, plus I may go and buy a giant one later today in preparation for Halloween. I wish I had more time, I have a lot of good ideas this year!

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Post by Fury » 09 Oct 2011 11:59 pm

Wooooah, these are amazing as always! I love Rapidash and Jolteon. They're all incredible though.

I imagine in every corner of each room in your house, there's about 10 pumpkins piled up high. And also that perhaps you are known as 'That awesome if not slightly crazy pumpkin lady'. A title you very well deserve! :P Haha.

Where do you display them all?

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Re: Joey's 2011 Pumpkin Thread [Updated: 10/9]

Post by Joey » 10 Oct 2011 04:04 am

I actually just moved into a new apartment, and I've had free reign to pumpkin it up. I've got pumpkin decorations all over the place, I'll have to post pictures when I clean next.

As for displaying, this is actually the first weekend I've done it. Since I don't have much of a porch, I have them shining out my window, sitting on top of my ironing board. I haven't gotten it perfect yet, but my neighbors can see them.

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Post by TCStarwind » 10 Oct 2011 04:23 am

Your pumpkins are always amazing, but I really love the flaming unicorns. XD So awesome!
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Post by Fjorab_Teke » 11 Oct 2011 07:01 am

Hurrah for Joey pumpkins - and flaming Unicorns! :-D

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Re: Joey's 2011 Pumpkin Thread [Updated: 10/9]

Post by Marah » 11 Oct 2011 11:05 pm

I now want a picture of a totem pole made of flaming unicorn pumpkins please. That should take care of that 'That awesome if not slightly crazy pumpkin lady'
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Re: Joey's 2011 Pumpkin Thread [Updated: 10/9]

Post by Joey » 15 Oct 2011 08:04 am

Haha, I'm not sure I could effectively totem pole them, neither was particularly stable, actually. I think I cemented the slightly crazy pumpkin lady thing when I hauled a 50 lb pumpkin up the stairs to my apartment. I've got awesome plans for it this Halloween :D

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Re: Joey's 2011 Pumpkin Thread [Updated: 10/9]

Post by AngharadTy » 17 Oct 2011 07:51 pm

Look what happened on tumblr:

http://nerdtacos.tumblr.com/post/112929 ... -halloween

Almost ten thousand notes! ...and no credit to the artist!
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